Monthly Archives: June 2012

All-Initial Matchup Sunday Night

Sunday night’s matchup between the Mets and Yankees looks to be a good one, as both teams are playing well overall and CC Sabathia opposes the remarkable R.A. Dickey. Of course, the VORG finds the “initials as first names” of … Continue reading

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Decisions Decisions Decisions

A bunch of us were debating the “most valuable Expo of all time” on Twitter in response to this tweet jonahkeri ‏@jonahkeri Interesting debate if Vlad’s done. Who’s the best Expo of all-time, as in contributions only with Expos. Raines? … Continue reading

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(Almost) Historic Batting Line Occurs in Last Night’s Rays/Marlins Game

I got home last night to find an alert from my friend Dan, regarding a very rare 0-4-0-0 batting line by Carlos Pena.  I skimmed the box score, and (perhaps in a bit of wishcasting) read Pena’s line as 0-4-0-0.  … Continue reading

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The VORG knows the REAL “Big Baseball Scandal”

On the heels of the “viralization” of Bryce Harper’s “that’s a clown question, bro” response to a reporter’s inquiry, the Twitterverse exploded with news of an impending “Big Baseball Scandal.”  #BigBaseballScandal started trending and all sorts of folks chimed in … Continue reading

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They Say It’s My Birthday

So tomorrow is my birthday, and like any good baseball fan, I want to know which players share my wondrous day.  Not surprisingly, Baseball Reference “has an app for that.”  With it, you can find out the Major Leaguers born … Continue reading

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Fun with the names in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft

I’ll leave the hard-core analysis of the recently-completed draft to the professionals. Let’s stick to the minutia of the names, shall we? There were 1,238 players drafted. Most popular last names: Smith (13), Johnson (12), Jones (9). Most popular first … Continue reading

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Pi Young Award Leaders now on Sidebar

To help you keep track of which pitchers are currently maintaining a 3.14 ERA in the race for the VORG’s annual “Pi Young Award“, we now have a “Pi Young Award Leaders” widget on the sidebar.  It lists those pitchers … Continue reading

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