Its Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, and what better way for the VORG to celebrate it than to examine the “couples” that have lasted the longest on the diamond. I’m speaking of the batterymates . . . pitchers and catchers. They have to be able to communicate well, in many different, subtle forms. The twittering of … Read moreGlove Will Keep Us Together
A couple of week ago we announced that we were taking suggestions for player names for an NCAA-style pool called “March Moniker Madness“. We received close to 500 names for 64 slots! So, we’re going to inflate the pool to 512 entries . . . that’s right each of the four divisions will have 128 … Read moreMarch Moniker Madness – Update #2
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 moreAdam Dunn Does Not Like Sacrificing Flies
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 moreTake a bad app . . . and make it better
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 moreMarch Moniker Madness Update #1
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 moreThis Year we will have World Series CVIII (corrected)
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 moreIn honor of “Groundhog Day”
Today (2/1/12) is RUSH day. If you haven’t been a rock and roll fan for the past 40 years, you might be confused by this, but let me fill you in. “2112” is a seminal album by the Canadian prog rock trio RUSH. Released in 1976, it is considered one of the band’s greatest works … Read moreHappy RUSH Day!