Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rolling Two Straight EIGHTS!

Five weeks ago, the Yankees scored seven runs in both the seventh and eighth innings of their comeback win over the Red Sox.  The VORG pounced on the curiosity, and discovered that the Yanks nearly set a major league record, … Continue reading

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Spell “Yastrzemski”

In honor of the annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, currently taking place in Washington, D.C., I give you a post about a sports spelling bee, from a now defunct and very short-lived blog of mine . . .  enjoy! In … Continue reading

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Canonical Record of Batting Lines – 1918-2011 (Part 3 – The Two ABs)

We’re up to the “two at-bats” listing in the journey through every starter’s AB-R-H-RBI batting line from 1918-2011. We should just call this group the “Barry Bonds,” as he claims sole possession of five unique batting lines. 1918-2011 STARTERS’ GAME … Continue reading

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VORG Trivia: Initial Impressions – Answers

OK . . . its time to answer those trivia questions from yesterday! In one of the more memorable three-for –one trades of the past two decades, he was dealt by the Minnesota Twins to the San Francisco Giants for … Continue reading

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VORG Trivia: Initial Impressions

Its time for a new feature here at the VORG.  A tough trivia quiz. The title of this quiz is:  Initial Impressions.  Every answer is the name of a person whose first name is/was initials, like R.A. Dickey, CC Sabathia, … Continue reading

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Are you quarter-poling? There’s no “quarter-poling” in Baseball in May!

Now that every team has played approximately 40 games, we are being deluged with “first quarter of the season” reviews.  Many columns are using the phrase “quarter pole” to denote this period of time, to wit: New York Mets At … Continue reading

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Book Review/Author Interview: “Root for the Home Team”

  As you undoubtedly know, I love quirky names.  But my love of them isn’t just limited to players . . . I love team names too.  Names that are evocative of the team’s hometown, or just make you scratch … Continue reading

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