Music-oriented Baseball Fantasy Team Names

Over on Facebook, in the Effectively Wild (Baseball Prospectus daily podcast) group, there is currently a discussion of music-oriented fantasy baseball team names.  Here are some of my suggestions so far: Four Non-Bonds (if you think your team might be “one-hit wonders”, I suppose) ChiCarGo (25 or 6 to 4 ….. would be a weird … Read moreMusic-oriented Baseball Fantasy Team Names

Cost of “12 Days of Christmas” – 2017 Baseball Edition

Perhaps you’ve seen the article each year where they cost out what you’d have to spend to give your beloved each of the items mentioned in “The 12 Days of Christmas“. Last year, I thought it would be cool to see if we could come up with the baseball equivalent of this, using ballplayer names.  … Read moreCost of “12 Days of Christmas” – 2017 Baseball Edition

The VORG’s 2017 “Most Voweluable Player” Awards

The last of the 2017 season awards will be handed out Thursday afternoon, as the AL and NL MVPs are announced.  Here at the VORG, MVP stands for “Most Voweluable Player”, that being the player in each league with the highest percentage of vowels in their first and last names combined. Over in the American … Read moreThe VORG’s 2017 “Most Voweluable Player” Awards

The VORG’s 2017 “Pi Young Award”

Wednesday evening brings us the announcement of the  “Cy Young Award” winner in each league.  So, its now time for the VORG to announce the winners of the 2017 “Pi Young Awards”, celebrating the pitchers with ERAs closest to 3.1415927 . . . . (Here’s a refresher on the whys and wherefores of the award). … Read moreThe VORG’s 2017 “Pi Young Award”

The VORG’s 2017 “Manager of the Year” Awards

Tuesday afternoon will see the continuation of the 2017 MLB award period, with the AL and NL Managers of the Year being announced.  These awards are usually given to the skipper of a team that exceeds its preseason expectations. At the VORG, we don’t think that’s true to the spirit of the word “manager”.  We … Read moreThe VORG’s 2017 “Manager of the Year” Awards

The VORG’s 2017 “Rookie of the Year” Awards

If you’re new to the VORG, please note that we give out our awards not necessarily to the BEST player for each honor, but for the most NOTABLE player. For example, Michael Fulmer and Corey Seager were last year’s Rookies of the Year. But instead we gave the American League Rookie of the Year to … Read moreThe VORG’s 2017 “Rookie of the Year” Awards

The VORG’s 2017 “Nate Silver Slugger Awards”

Since 1980, Louisville Slugger has given out the “Silver Slugger Award“, described as follows: The Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards are the top offensive honor in Major League Baseball ®. Coaches and managers of Major League teams vote for the players they feel are the best offensive producers at each position in the field in … Read moreThe VORG’s 2017 “Nate Silver Slugger Awards”

Pitchers are Cities in the State Game is Played In

As so often is the case with a VORG topic, it started with a single tweet: Hey @jaysonst wi Austin Pruitt starting opposite Dallas Keuchel in TX – can you recall 2 SP named after cities meeting in that state — Neil Solondz (@neilsolondz) August 3, 2017 To which my hero Jayson Stark replied: How … Read morePitchers are Cities in the State Game is Played In

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