The VORG’s All-Time PTBNL Team

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary describes a “Player to be Named Later” (PTBNL) as: An unnamed player to be delivered at some future date to a team in order to complete a trade.  The assignment must be completed within six months from the date of the agreement . . . The player must not have been … Read more

Ten Years, No HOF Votes . . . Where is the love? – 2014 Update

After the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot results were announced, 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.  I presented the respective “career category leaders” within that group. Then we did this again with … 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

The VORG’s “Friday the 13th” Team

We’re coming up to another “Friday the 13th”, and regardless of how you feel regarding the supposed “unluckiness” of that date, there is a pattern to how/when a “Friday the 13th” shows up on the calendar: Any month that starts on a Sunday contains a Friday the 13th, and there is at least one Friday … Read more

The VORG “Fat Tuesday” team

In honor of today being Fat Tuesday, the VORG presents a team whose players have a Body Mass Index of at least 30, and were born on a Tuesday (in the format: Name, BMI, birthdate) Pitchers: Jumbo Brown 35.9 4/30/1907 Rich Garces 33.9 5/18/1971 Frank Francisco 32.1 9/11/1979 Alay Soler 31.7 10/9/1979 Dennys Reyes 31.2 4/19/1977 George Sherrill 31.2 4/19/1977 Jose … Read more

The “One Ballot” All-Stars?

On the heels of the yearly update to the stat category leaders for those who went voteless on their only appearance on a Hall of Fame ballot, I wondered what the leaderboard would look like if we extended it to those who may have received votes in that first year of eligibility, but still fell … Read more

Ten Years, No HOF Votes . . . Where is the love? – 2013 Update

After the 2012 Hall of Fame ballot results were announced, 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.  I presented the respective “career category leaders” within that group. With the 2013 voting now completed, … Read more

The VORG “All-Punctuation Mark” Team

Late last week, while the Twitterverse waited for the finalization of the “R.A. Dickey to the Blue Jays” trade, Gar Ryness, better known to the world as “Batting Stance Guy“, tweeted the following: If R.A. Dickey is traded for Travis D’Arnaud that would be a lot of decimals & apostrophes. The VORG was intrigued by … Read more

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