Adam Dunn Does Not Like Sacrificing Flies

While recently admiring the statistical oddities of Adam Dunn‘s career (beyond his “TTO” status and the four consecutive seasons of exactly 40 homers), I stumbled upon a factoid that baffled and befuddled me.  In 2004, “The Big Donkey,” while hitting 46 dingers and driving in 102, failed to knock anyone in via a sac fly. … Read more

Take a bad app . . . and make it better

In what is seemingly a strenuous attempt to get young girls interested in fantasy baseball, a company called “A View from My Seat” teamed up with the usually well-regarded CBSSports.com to produce an app called “Baseball Boyfriend.”  Here is the gist, as described on the app’s page on CBSSports.com: Baseball Boyfriend is a single draftee … Read more

March Moniker Madness Update #1

Earlier this week we announced that we were taking suggestions for player names for an NCAA-style pool called “March Moniker Madness“.  The response has been overwhelming . . . we’ve received 487 valid entries as of this morning! Obviously, we’re going to have to adjust the initial size of the field a bit!  But in … Read more

This Year we will have World Series CVIII (corrected)

Unless you’ve been in a hyperbaric chamber, state of suspended animation or a cave the last two weeks, you know that tomorrow will be Super Bowl 46.  But the NFL, in what I can only hope was a nod to the “Roman gladiator”-style entertainment of the sport, identifies each year’s final game by a Roman … Read more

In honor of “Groundhog Day”

There hasn’t been anyone named “Groundhog” in the Majors or Minors, but there WAS a Frank “Groundhog” Thompson in the Negro Leagues.  I’ll let Baseball Reference explain: Groundhog Thompson was a Negro League pitcher for ten seasons. Thompson’s appearance (far from handsome) drew considerable notice, just like Don Mossi in the majors or Agapito Mayor … Read more

March Moniker Madness

The “Dance” that is the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament will be starting in approximately six weeks, and 68 teams will be looking to be the one to cut down the net in the Louisiana Superdome when the final game has been played. Here at the VORG, we’re going to hold our own “March Moniker Madness” … Read more

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