Monthly Archives: November 2011

Be Vewwwwy Quiet . . . We’re Hunting Bwoxtons!

Jonathan Broxton has signed with the Royals, apparently after going on a hunting trip with Jeff Francoeur and Ned Yost.  What might they have been hunting for?: Moose Haas: 91-79 as a Brewer, including 13-3, 3.27 ERA in 1983. Bob … Continue reading

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When Black Friday Comes (MLB style)

If you were one of the insane people who stood outside a store at 10PM on Thanksgiving night to get a crack at buying something as trivial as a heavily-discounted waffle maker, then perhaps I could interest you in some … Continue reading

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A Very VORGy Thanksgiving

At this time of year, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the following people/entities for making my baseball blogging world a better place (in no particular order): Baseball Prospectus: My first baseball stop each morning.  They’ve had a … Continue reading

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The Anagrammatical Beauty of the top AL MVP Finishers

Now that the AL MVP award has been bestowed, let’s consider the anagrams that could be made from the names of the top vote-getters: The third place finisher’s offensive production was truly detailed in his anagram, as Jose Bautista anagrams … Continue reading

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Astro-nomical Miles to Go Before They Sleep

Just a quick post to point out that with the announcement of the move of the Astros to the AL West as soon as 2013, we’ll see the Houston club make longer trips to face their in-division rivals. Miles from … Continue reading

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2011 NL π Young Award

Next up in the 2011 award series is the National League Cy Young Award, to be announced Thursday afternoon, with Clayton Kershaw being the  favorite to take the hardware. As we did with the American League,  we are giving out … Continue reading

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2011 VORG Manager of the Year Awards

Wednesday afternoon will see the continuation of the 2011 MLB award period, with the AL and NL Managers of the Year being announced.  These awards are usually given to the skipper of a team that exceeds its preseason expectations. At … Continue reading

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