Monthly Archives: January 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen . . . “U3″

It started, as it so often innocently does, with a tweet.  In this case, it came a few days ago from a Braves fan and follower of the VORG: Steve Simonsen ‏@simonsen77 “@TomahawkTalk: If Braves get J Upton, will be … Continue reading

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Earl Weaver’s Love Affair with the Three-Run Homer

As you know, Earl Weaver, perhaps the best manager of the post-expansion era in baseball, passed away at 82 on Saturday.   As described in “Pitching, Defense and Three-Run Homers: The 1970 Baltimore Orioles“, Weaver’s overarching philosophy relied heavily on … Continue reading

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The “One Ballot” All-Stars?

On the heels of the yearly update to the stat category leaders for those who went voteless on their only appearance on a Hall of Fame ballot, I wondered what the leaderboard would look like if we extended it to … Continue reading

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“Doctors Without Borders” Blogathon

Michael Clair, the man behind the prodigious “Old Time Family Baseball” site, is having his second annual blogathon to raise funds for “Doctors Without Borders” this weekend.  Michael will be blogging every 30 minutes for 24 straight hours on Saturday, … Continue reading

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Ten Years, No HOF Votes . . . Where is the love? – 2013 Update

After the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot results were announced, I thought it would be cool to take a historical look at those players who were on the standard BBWAA ballot at least once, and didn’t receive even one vote.  I … Continue reading

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I didn’t say “Bring in Paperboy!”

T-Mobile and MLB just announced a partnership that will, amongst many things, place wireless celphones in the dugout for coach/manager communication with each team’s respective bullpen. Should the voice part of this new system fail, one can only imagine the … Continue reading

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A.A. Milne meets Yu Darvish

Do you like the Homerun Derby in MLB: The Show? Do you like/remember Winnie the Pooh? Can you vaguely interpret Japanese? Did you ever wish you could combine these three seemingly disparate entities? Well my honey-loving, poly-lingual, virtual baseball friends . … Continue reading

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