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 moreAnalyzing Tonight’s Big Trade via Anagrams
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 moreTen Years, No HOF Votes . . . Where is the love?
5-7-5 . . . a really nice career winning percentage or lousy career OPS. An extremely odd putout (bottom of first inning of this game … hat tip to Chris St. John for finding it). Or … the preface to an-Haiku recap of the recently announced Hall of Fame results. Lets start at the top: … Read moreVORG’s All-Haiku Review of the 2012 HOF Results
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 moreFactoids about the 2012 Hall of Fame Candidates
Monday afternoon will bring us the latest player(s) voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. The merits of many of the eligible candidates for enshrinement have been bandied about by writers and fans. But what do the anagrams say? Yes, I suggest that you can determine the merits of a player’s candidacy through the anagramming … Read moreThe Anagrammatical Beauty of Leading HOF Ballot Candidates
My name is Diane, and I began this blog last year … (OK … enough of The Who) Greetings to those of you new to this blog. I invite you to take a look around at the site and discover what Mark Simon refers to, in the best way possible, as “baseball dorkiness”. This blog … Read moreWelcome to the VORG (I guess you all know why we’re here)
I’m excited to announce that this blog will be joining the ESPN Sweet Spot Network later this week! There won’t be any significant changes to the look of the blog itself, save for a tasteful ESPN Navigation Bar at the top. You’ll still get the offbeat, quirky analysis you’ve come to love about the VORG, … Read moreVORG Gets “The Call” to the Majors