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 moreMarch Moniker Madness
Wednesday will be February 1st, and a couple of weeks after that, we’ll have pitchers and catchers reporting. Its a time of anticipation and joy . . . Spring Training (even though, technically most of the training occurs during the last weeks of Winter, but I digress). Many of you have started to think about … Read moreShopping for a Name for your Roto Team?
So, Prince Fielder is now the “The Round Mound of Motown” (copyright pending). Those debating the wisdom of his new contract are focused on his weight, and pointing out that heavier players don’t age as well as their skinnier counterparts. To help quantify the differences between players with and without “scale issues”, the VORG, in … Read moreA Weighty New Metric
In the aftermath of the “Verb Players” post, reader Kurt Blumenau lamented to me: Shame Emil Verban and Joe Verbanic didn’t qualify. I then wondered if there were any players whose names were the same as the actual parts of speech. Lo and behold, I came upon this fellow who played five years in the … Read moreNoun You Tell Me!
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“Verb” Players
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 moreJamie Moyer to AARP: Go Away, I’m Busy Here!
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 moreWhat SOPA funny about PIPA, Love and Understanding?
When I was in my late teens, I liked Kent Hrbek. He was a boy playing for his hometown team. He hit homeruns. He did interesting things on the field. He was a good player for a horrendously bad team (at least they were when he joined them in the early 80s). I liked that … Read moreGood “Chemistry” in this Clubhouse