“Verb” Players

While doing some research for the recent PIPA/SOPA brouhaha (and wouldn’t “PIPA SOPA Brouhaha” be a great band name?), I came across this player.  After the 12-year-old in me got finished giggling, I wondered how many other players had verbs for last and first names. It turns out, based on a cross-reference of this verb … Read more

Jamie Moyer to AARP: Go Away, I’m Busy Here!

When last we saw Jamie Moyer, he was a 47-year-old hurler going 9-9 with a 4.84 ERA for the Phillies in 2010.  Then his elbow gave out and instead of hanging them up, he underwent Tommy John surgery.  Now, he’s gotten a Minor League deal and an invite to Spring Training from the Colorado Rockies. … Read more

What SOPA funny about PIPA, Love and Understanding?

Today you’ll find many websites “dark” to protest pending legislation that may restrict what you can see on the Internet.  Though the legislation is supposedly targeting piracy and intellectual property, the wording in the two bills is quite vague, and leaves many sites vulnerable to subjective censorship. Now, for example, I’m all for shielding inappropriate … Read more

Analyzing Tonight’s Big Trade via Anagrams

OK . . . the Yankees finally made a splash in the off-season pool, as they traded their top prospect, catcher Jesus Montero to the Mariners for their top young pitcher, Michael Pineda. What do the anagrams say about the deal?: From the Yankees perspective, there seems to be some concern, as “Jesus Montero traded … Read more

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

Now that the dust has settled on this year’s Hall of Fame balloting, 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.  It turns out there have been exactly 200 of them.  Here are … Read more

Factoids about the 2012 Hall of Fame Candidates

Monday afternoon will see the announcement of the latest addition to the Baseball Hall of Fame.  In order to impress your friends around the water cooler on Monday morning, here are some fun facts for each of the eligible players: Barry Larkin: Larkin just missed some wonderful round number milestones.  He had a .295 career … Read more

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