The VORG’s 2012 “Most Voweluable Player” Awards

The last of the 2012 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. In the National League, … Read more

Contracted Player Names

Due to an intestinal bug suffered by Cole Hamels, the Phillies are giving rookie Tyler Cloyd the start tonight.  It’s Cloyd’s big league debut.  When I saw the name, I thought of this guy, and apparently so did Andy, of the always-interesting High Heat Stats.  Andy tweeted the following: High Heat Stats ‏@HighHeatStats Phillies pitcher … Read more

Scrabble and Baseball

Tomorrow morning, roughly 300 wordy people from at least 41 states and several countries will begin play in the 2012 National Scrabble Championship down in Orlando, Florida.  It will take 31 games over five days to determine the winner of the $10,000 top prize. To celebrate this, the VORG is providing you with rules on … Read more

All-Initial Matchup Sunday Night

Sunday night’s matchup between the Mets and Yankees looks to be a good one, as both teams are playing well overall and CC Sabathia opposes the remarkable R.A. Dickey. Of course, the VORG finds the “initials as first names” of the pitchers intriguing.  Here are the men with initials for their first names that have … Read more

There’s No Place Like Road

The Kansas City Royals, a preseason sexy pick for most improved team, stumbled quite badly out of the gate this year.  A 3-2 record to start devolved into a 3-14 disaster thanks in large part to an 0-10 homestand. They’ve recovered a bit (22-29 as of Saturday evening), but they still possess an unusual home/road … Read more

No Relief for Breaking Brad

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we examined the record-setting “one-batter” relievers.  Apparently Astros’ manager Brad Mills reads the VORG, as he decided to go and set a one-game record for one-batter relievers last night during Houston’s 4-3 win over the Mets.  Mills used five relievers for just one batter apiece, breaking … Read more

Ian Kinsler and “Sabbathmetrics”

Tonight marks the beginning of Passover, the celebration of the Israelites’ freedom from slavery in Egypt.  This year, Passover happens to fall on the Sabbath, which itself is a period for rest and reflection.  As we mentioned in our initial “Sabbathmetrics” piece, for Jewish professional athletes, this can sometimes cause some conflict. In that first … Read more

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