March Moniker Madness – “Sounds Dirty” Region – Round of 256

We’ve finished Round 1 of March Moniker Madness, and have whittled down the field to a mere 256.  Our first group in the second round is the “Sounds Dirty” Region.  Voting will end late Saturday evening Eastern. As always, the letters and numbers to the left of the player’s name is for my clerical purposes … Read more

March Moniker Madness – Rd. of 512 – “What Were Mom and Dad Thinking” Region – Part 2

Here is Part 2 of the “Mom and Dad” region voting.  We’re also including a tie-breaker pairing from the “Spelling Bee” region and from Part 1 of the “Mom and Dad” region, as one match-up in each ended deadlocked. Voting for these pairings will end late Wednesday evening. As always, the letters and numbers to … Read more

Repetitive Player Batting Lines

Back in the day, the newspaper boxscore listed each batter and their position, along with four main offensive stats: at-bats, runs, hits and runs batted in.  You’d peruse the paper to see that your player went 4-0-0-0, and pretty assuredly know it wasn’t his best day. Now the Internet has allowed the boxscore to become … Read more

March Moniker Madness – Rd. of 512 – “What Were Mom and Dad Thinking” Region – Part 1

Here is Part 1 of the final Round 1 group in March Moniker Madness, the “Mom and Dad” region*.  After some feedback, we decided to break this group into two parts, so voters don’t need to spend so long looking at names in a single post.  Part 2 of this group will go up in … Read more

Leap Year Leaders

Wednesday is Leap Day and to “celebrate”, the VORG hereby presents the single-season record holders specifically restricted to Leap Years. I limited this to post-1900, if you’re wondering . . . STAT LEADER RECORD YEAR AVG Rogers Hornsby .424 1924 OBP Barry Bonds .609 2004 SLG Babe Ruth .847 1920 OPS Barry Bonds 1.422 2004 … Read more

March Moniker Madness – Round of 512 – “Spelling Bee” Region

As of tomorrow we’ll have two regions down and two to go in the first round of March Moniker Madness.  For now we’ll start the “Spelling Bee” region.  Voting in this region will be open through 7:30 PM Eastern Wednesday evening.  Once again, the letter and numbers to the left of the name are NOT … Read more

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