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Baseball’s Paradox: The Road To The Show

An article by posted on March 24, 2013 0 Comments
Baseball’s Paradox: The Road To The Show

You’ve heard it before—ninety percent of the players who sign professional baseball contracts will never play an inning in a major league game. That’s a staggering number. We all know that becoming a professional athlete is rare, but what is the difference between the ten percent that make it to The Show, and the ninety […]

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2013 MLB Preview: American League Central

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: American League Central

AL Central At A Glance Detroit Tigers: The odds on favorite to win the World Series, the Tigers aren’t just a big fish in small pond, they’re like a shark in a puddle. It took them a while in 2012 to remember they’re the Tigers, only overtaking the White Sox in late September and spending […]

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The Steroid Era Is Not A Thing Of The Past

An article by posted on March 21, 2013 0 Comments
The Steroid Era Is Not A Thing Of The Past

The current period of baseball has often been labeled the “Post-Steroid Era”, but there is nothing “post” about it. Yesterday we learned that over 90 baseball players’ names lie within the records of the now infamous Miami Biogenesis clinic; enough athletes to field ten teams. We talk about steroids as if it’s a thing of […]

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2013 MLB Preview: American League East

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
2013 MLB Preview: American League East

AL East At A Glance New York Yankees: A lot of writers and analysts are picking the Yankees to finish third, and in the most wide open division in baseball, it’s certainly a possibility. The injury to Curtis Granderson will keep him out till May, Mark Teixeira’s injury could possibly require season-ending surgery, and Alex […]

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A Few Changes MLB Can Implement To Improve The National Pastime

An article by posted on March 20, 2013 0 Comments
A Few Changes MLB Can Implement To Improve The National Pastime

The NFL is contemplating a rule where running backs can’t duck their heads when outside the tackle box. Like the rule or not, unlike baseball, football is proactive when it comes to rule changes and adjustments in the game. It isn’t as if Major League Baseball has to appeal to the Supreme Court for changes. […]

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Featured Post: How On-Base Percentage Directly Relates To Runs Scored

An article by posted on March 19, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: How On-Base Percentage Directly Relates To Runs Scored

There has long been a debate over the value of On-Base Percentage in baseball. The traditionalists say that On-Base Percentage has its place, but is not one of the main statistics front offices should be using when evaluating players. The fans that embrace advanced stats, however, argue that it is a very effective way of […]

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USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
USA Wants Players More Intent On OBP Than Hammering The Ball

As far back as I could remember, there was something my father always used to say to me whenever I became too obsessed with things whether it was spending too much money on baseball cards, eating too much on Thanksgiving, watching too much television, or just hanging out too much with my friends. “Everything in […]

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Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

An article by posted on March 16, 2013 0 Comments
Nelson Figueroa: Hometown Kid Shines In WBC Spotlight

I always regarded the WBC as Dancing With The Stars with spikes. It’s a manufactured competition, but with its roots in nationalism. However, last night’s USA-Puerto Rico elimination match was compelling, far more interesting than your average Mets-Marlins spring training game. That interest was generated by the passion in the stands. The WBC means more […]

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Featured Post: Ignorance Is Bliss

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
Featured Post: Ignorance Is Bliss

On Sunday, Murray Chass published his thoughts on minorities in baseball with a splash of recent statistics, claiming the numbers would “disappoint, if not disgust” the late Jackie Robinson. The baseball columnist pointed out: Since the Philadelphia Phillies named Ruben Amaro Jr. general manager Nov. 3, 2008, teams have hired 14 general managers. All have been white. Of […]

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My Own Tribute To A Little Bit Of History in 2013

An article by posted on March 13, 2013 0 Comments
My Own Tribute To A Little Bit Of History in 2013

This year, I plan on witnessing my own little slice of history during the season. I don’t know exactly when it will occur and to be honest, I can’t guarantee it will occur, but I’m going to try my hardest to see it. This season, I plan on going to Yankee Stadium and watching Mariano […]

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