They have an SP1 through 5, but no A,E,I,O,Us.

It started out, as it so often does, as a simple, innocent tweet.  Carrie Muskat, MLB.COM Cubs beat writer, tweeted the following Thursday afternoon: Carrie Muskat ‏ @CarrieMuskat Rotation order will be Demp, Garza, Samardzija, Volstad and Maholm. #Cubs I instantly noticed something cool/odd about that list and retweeted with this note: dianagram ‏ @dianagram … Read more

March Moniker Madness – FINAL FOUR

After developing an initial field of 512 names and going through weeks of preliminary rounds to get down to a more standard bracket of 64, and four more rounds after THAT, we’re finally finalizing our Final Four (with infinite finality!). *PDF of 64-name bracket to date* Let’s introduce the four participants: Rusty Kuntz Region: Sound … Read more

Its time for the Elite Eight in March Moniker Madness

A couple of 1-seeds finally fell in the regional semis in the Madness, with Johnny Dickshot finally petering out in the Sounds Dirty bracket, and Kila Ka’aihue’s Spelling Bee charge to the title getting lost in translation.  Only two regions had their top two seeds make the regional finals, and the “Spelling Bee” regional final … Read more

Symmetrical Slash Lines

As Andrew McCutchen’s new six-year deal was being finalized a few weeks ago, ESPN’s Mark Simon tweeted the following: “Here’s statistical symmetry for you– entering last September, Andrew McCutchen’s 2011 slashline was  .272/.372/.472″ (Note: Its true …) Symmetry is a beautiful thing, and we here at the VORG like to embrace and publicize it whenever … Read more

Spring is Here, and Spring was in the Majors

At 1:14 AM Eastern time this morning, the Vernal Equinox occurred, bringing with it the first day of Spring.  (As an aside, ever notice how most of “Spring Training” actually takes place in the Winter?). Here at the VORG, we celebrate this day with a hat tip to the only “Spring” to ever make it … Read more