The VORG’s “All-Blizzard” Team

As we here along the northeast deal with “Winter Storm Juno,” the VORG gives you its “Blizzard” team made up of appropriately-named minor and major leaguers.  Sadly, its lacking in middle infielders (those little guys can’t see over the snowdrifts): P: Forrest Snow, Jack Blizzard, Rich Gale, Ted Power, Tom Morgan (nicknamed “Plowboy”), Shovel Hodge, … Read more

Even More Improved “12 Days of Christmas”

Back in 2011 I rewrote the “12 Days of Christmas” using names of minor and major league ballplayers.  Here is a slightly improved version of that piece (more words accounted for).  Enjoy the holiday! Ahn Thees Ferst Day Steve Christmas, James Truelove gave Toomey, Jay Partridge Ina Peartree! Ahn Thees second Day Steve Christmas, James Truelove gave … Read more

The VORG’s “Beige Whale”: Longest Name Chain

“The White Whale swam before him as the monomaniac incarnation of all those malicious agencies which some deep men feel eating in them, till they are left living on with half a heart and half a lung”  – Moby Dick, chapter 41 I don’t think that any particular data research project has left me missing … Read more

The VORG Honors “Victoria Day”

This Monday is Victoria Day.   Victoria Day is a Canadian statutory holiday celebrated on the Monday preceding May 25 in every province and territory. It honors Queen Victoria’s birthday. In Quebec this holiday is called “National Patriotes Day” (Journée nationale des patriotes). To honor our Canadian friends, the VORG gives you the most prolific players born … Read more

A Very VORGy Thanksgiving – 2013 Edition

Once again, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the following people/entities for making my baseball blogging world a better place (in no particular order): Baseball Prospectus: My first baseball stop each morning.  From prospect talk with Jason Parks and others to fantasy baseball advice to injury news, they’re the best out there. Baseball … 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