Monthly Archives: September 2012

Our Opponents Don’t Look Familiar

This past Monday, prior to the start of the Yankees series with the Twins, William Juliano, proprietor of the excellent “The Captain’s Blog”, tweeted the following: The Captain’s Blog ‏@williamnyy23 It’s been 139 games since Yanks played Twins. Can’t confirm … Continue reading

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Al Rosen and “Sabbathmetrics”

Tuesday night marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.  It is a day of atonement, and one is to refrain from work, while attending synagogue and fasting.  At the VORG, it means its time for … Continue reading

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The VORG’s “All-Font” Team

Mark Simon of ESPN asked me the following this afternoon: Mark Simon ‏@msimonespn @dianagram Challenge: Is there an All-Font team to be done in honor of Texas Rangers rookie Wilmer Font? Now, most devoted readers of the VORG know that … Continue reading

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Mariners were RISP-averse last night

The Seattle Mariners toiled for 18 innings last night/early this morning before succumbing to the Orioles 4-2.  As is the case with many extra-inning affairs, the M’s had a bit of trouble getting that one big hit with runners in … Continue reading

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We have Walk-offs in all shapes and sizes

Over at the excellent and entertaining “The Captain’s Blog“, William Juliano wonders if the “walk-off” plate appearance (and inevitable celebration) has become cliched. Maybe it has … maybe it hasn’t.  But the phrase itself has only been around for about … Continue reading

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Shawn Green and “Sabbathmetrics”

Sunday night marks the beginning of Rosh Hashanah, the “Jewish New Year”.   So, as we’ve done with Yom Kippur and Passover, its time for another edition of “Sabbathmetrics”. Today, we’ll look at whether 1991 first-round draft pick, two-time All-Star … Continue reading

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Are you ready for some Football/Baseball?

The 2012 NFL regular season has begun, but the baseball pennant races are also competing for our attention.  To address these dueling pastimes, the VORG offers you the names of current or former baseball players (1871-2011) who had a football … Continue reading

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