Take a bad app . . . and make it better

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 more

“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

Real Life “Casey at the Bat” Endings

While it may not be a literary work of art, there may be no more famous piece of baseball literature than “Casey at the Bat“.   Penned by Ernest Thayer in 1888, it has been the subject of numerous stage performances, songs, plays and movies.  But I got to wondering about the actual circumstances that unveiled … Read more

5-Vowel Players: A Historical Look

Last time out we took a look at the players active in 2011 who had all five vowels in their names.  Now its time to expand our search, for all such names in baseball history. There have been three players with all five vowels solely in their first names.  All of them were named Aurelio: … Read more

The VORG Improves Upon the “12 Days of Christmas”

Here in New York, there is a radio station that started playing nothing but Christmas tunes 24×7 . . . before Thanksgiving!  Worse yet, my office building pipes this station in the hallways.  Ergo, I’ve been subjected to way too much “Rudolph”, “Jingle Bells”, etc. already, and we’re still over three weeks away from the … Read more

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