It Could be a Good RotAAAAAtion

With the signing of Masahiro Tanaka today, the Yankees added a much-needed arm to their questionable staff.  If Michael Pineda and Ivan Nova join Hiroki Kuroda, CC Sabathia and Tanaka in the rotation, the Bombers could break Spring Training with every one of their starting pitchers having a last name ending in “A”.  How often … Read more

Hanging Around .500 . . . a Lot!

Last time out, we discussed the record for a team alternating wins and losses, both to start a season and within a season.  Now let’s go on a slight tangent and explore the universe of .500 teams. The record for most different points in the season at .500 while also finishing the season at .500 … Read more

A Win, a Loss (ad infinitum)

The New York Jets set an NFL record this weekend despite losing to the Bills 37-14.  As ESPN.com reported: “The Jets (5-5), coming off their bye, continued their string of inconsistent outings by becoming the NFL’s first team to alternate wins and losses through the first 10 games of the season.” This got the VORG … Read more

Michael Wacha: Is He a Man or a Muppet?

Cardinals rookie hurler Michael Wacha is impressing America through his dominant performance in the playoffs.  He’s also gotten the attention of fans through his last name, which is a homophone of the catch-phrase of Fozzie Bear, a character on The Muppet Show”, as seen here: Fans are bringing “Fozzie Bear Wacha Wacha” signs to the … Read more

Miami Unsound RBI Machine

The 2013 Marlins trot out one of the worst offenses seen in many years.  They’ve scored 455 runs in their first 139 games, 69 runs fewer than the next lowest squad (White Sox at 524).  At their current 3.27 runs per game, they’ll tally 530 runs this year.  There’s been only one team to score … Read more

Keeping the Director of Player Personnel Busy

The Yankees have somehow managed to stay above .500 despite numerous injuries to key contributors.  They’ve already had 50 different players suit up for them in 2013, just one short of the franchise record, and we haven’t even had the September call-ups: Year W L W-L% Finish #Bat  2008 89 73 .549 3rd of 5 … Read more