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Kemp Wants The MVP Award That Braun Cheated Him Out Of

An article by posted on July 24, 2013 0 Comments
Kemp Wants The MVP Award That Braun Cheated Him Out Of

Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who finished runner-up to Ryan Braun in voting for the 2011 National League Most Valuable Player award, thinks the suspended Milwaukee Brewers slugger should be stripped of the honor. Braun finished with 388 points and 20 first-place votes, to 332 and 10 for Kemp. Major League Baseball attempted to […]

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Ryan Braun Is No Better Than Lance Armstrong

An article by posted on July 23, 2013 0 Comments
Ryan Braun Is No Better Than Lance Armstrong

When Lance Armstrong came forward with his admission, it came off as mostly disingenuous and was received with little sympathy. For years, Armstrong lied, denied and attacked anyone who stood in his way. He ruined people’s lives, filed lawsuits and did anything necessary in order to preserve himself with no regard for the damage left […]

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Ryan Braun Negotiated Suspension With MLB Down To 65-Games

An article by posted on July 22, 2013 0 Comments
Ryan Braun Negotiated Suspension With MLB Down To 65-Games

CHEATER, LIAR, SUSPENDED, JUSTICE! Updated By Clayton Collier: The 65-game ban of Ryan Braun was negotiated by him, MLBPA and MLB. Major League Baseball was looking for a suspension beyond 2013, says ESPN’s T.J. Quinn, however Braun was able to get it reduced to the remainder of the current season. Sources tell OTL MLB confronted […]

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Beltran’s Cooperstown Headgear

An article by posted on July 21, 2013 0 Comments
Beltran’s Cooperstown Headgear

I find it impossible to read an article or a forum about Carlos Beltran without there being some mention of “the curveball” or Adam Wainwright. That of course refers to Game 7 of the 2006 NLCS where, with the bases loaded and the winning run on first base with two outs in the ninth, Beltran […]

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(Updated) Know Your Stats: Win Probability Added (WPA)

An article by posted on July 18, 2013 0 Comments
(Updated) Know Your Stats: Win Probability Added (WPA)

Every play in every game has some effect on the odds of winning a baseball game. Whether you are down by ten runs in the second inning or tied up in the bottom of the ninth, every action can be measured. Baseball has been played for over a century and a half. Major League Baseball […]

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Listen/Download: “Box Scores” by Don Rosler and Jay Ward

An article by posted on July 18, 2013 0 Comments
Listen/Download: “Box Scores” by Don Rosler and Jay Ward

It’s that dreaded time of the summer; the All-Star game is over, and major league baseball is taking a break from their schedule until tomorrow. As if it wasn’t already bad enough that there aren’t a full slate of games on at the beginning of the week, there is nothing now. A lost art in […]

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Why Don’t The Host Team’s Broadcasters Call The All-Star Game?

An article by posted on July 18, 2013 0 Comments
Why Don’t The Host Team’s Broadcasters Call The All-Star Game?

When a team is chosen to host the MLB All-Star Game, it means not only the greatest baseball has to offer converging on a specific location, but the celebration of both the host city and team. In the past week we witnessed the All-Star Game in Flushing for the first time since 1964, and Major League […]

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Watch It Again: Mariano’s Enter Sandman Tribute At Citi Field

An article by posted on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Watch It Again: Mariano’s Enter Sandman Tribute At Citi Field

I got this MLB video clip and embedded it here for you that missed it last night…. It’s the complete Mariano Rivera tribute from last night… Watch it and enjoy… Joe D. * * * * * * * * As Neil Diamond completed his performance of “Sweet Caroline” in remembrance of the Boston Marathon […]

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Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

An article by posted on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Know Your Stats: Weighted Runs Above Average (wRAA)

We continue our intro to sabermetrics series with a relatively new statistic, but a very relevant one nonetheless: Weighted Runs Above Average. wRAA is essentially wOBA converted into runs, but understanding wRAA is crucial to understanding Wins Above Replacement (Fangraphs version). One of the biggest issues with rate statistics like wOBA and On-Base Percentage is […]

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Sights From the 2013 All-Star Game

An article by posted on July 17, 2013 0 Comments
Sights From the 2013 All-Star Game

I was lucky enough to score some tickets to the game last night. Let me say that it was a baseball atmosphere unlike any other I’ve ever been in. I don’t care if you’re a Yankee fan, Brave fan, Philly fan, Tokyo Giant fan, or any other fan, but if you consider yourself a baseball […]

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