MONEYBALL anagrams to . . . other movies!

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year (and with the way the world’s news is trending these days, that might be preferable), you know that the movie adaptation of Moneyball is coming out today. With that in mind, the VORG proudly presents its own film festival, based on anagrams of “Moneyball”: … Read moreMONEYBALL anagrams to . . . other movies!

When “just one bad inning” is an understatement

How many times have you listened to a post-game interview, and the manager or pitcher of the losing team states that it was just “one bad inning” that did them in? Now, to be sure, there are plenty of occasions where the “one bad inning” really isn’t horrible.  Take this Red Sox/Yankees game from August.  … Read moreWhen “just one bad inning” is an understatement

Star Wars and Baseball: The Fandom Menace

In recognition of Friday’s release of the “everything plus the kitchen sink, even if it pisses off the fan base” Blu-Ray Star Wars box set, here are the baseball players whose names most closely match various characters from the Star Wars series: Darth Vader – Sebastian Vader: Sebastian is an 18th round 2010 draft pick … Read moreStar Wars and Baseball: The Fandom Menace

Are you ready for some football during the pennant races?

With this being the opening weekend of the NFL, I thought we should find some football-type baseball scores.  So, after parsing out the Sunday games that feature multiples of 7s and 3s, here are the highest “football-like” scores in MLB history. Topping our list is two instances of 31 runs (21-10, 17-14).  The 21-10 game … Read moreAre you ready for some football during the pennant races?

What if the pennant races never materialize?

So here we are, just past Labor Day, and most people seem to agree that four of the six division races are pretty much over and both Wild Card races are kaput.  There are still 20-something games to go, and some folks wonder how soon the playoffs can get here.  The move to three divisions … Read moreWhat if the pennant races never materialize?

Roadkilling the competition

When last we met, I described the oddity of the Milwaukee Brewers having more wins at home than the Astros had all year.  Turns out its happened in 65 different seasons from 1904-2010. So, the obvious follow-up question is . . . has a team ever won more road games than another team’s win total … Read moreRoadkilling the competition

Brewing up some good home cookin’

The red-hot Milwaukee Brewers ran their home record to a gaudy 50-16 this afternoon with a 3-2 decision over the Chicago Cubs.  Meanwhile, another of their division opponents, the Houston Astros, managed to secure their 44th total victory on the season with a 4-3, 11-inning win over the Giants. So, it made we wonder how … Read moreBrewing up some good home cookin’

Lee / Gee in Battle of Three-Letter SPs

When I saw that tonight’s pitching matchup at Citizen’s Bank Park featured the Phils Cliff Lee and the Mets Dillon Gee, the first thing that piqued my interest was the rhyming last names.  But then, being a math geek, I noticed the paucity of letters in their combined last names.  I wondered if any starting … Read moreLee / Gee in Battle of Three-Letter SPs

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