The VORG’s All-Haiku 2014 Season Preview

At ESPN.COM and around the web, you’ll see season previews full of projections, tables, diagrams and paragraphs explaining why your team will or will not be playing in October. I offer you this condensed analysis, via traditional Japanese poetic verse. Orioles O’s sign up for Cruz But its their pitching that will Stall their ship … Read more

Auction Drafts with a Truly International Spin

With Opening Day (stateside) coming up, the last of the fantasy baseball drafts are taking place.  There are many types of drafts to take part in, but perhaps the most challenging is the auction draft.  Well, the VORG wondered if you could make the auction draft even MORE challenging (and/or nerdy) by requiring participants to … Read more

The VORG’s “Electile Dysfunction” Team

Election Day is finally here.  If you had trouble voting, be it from long lines, voter suppression efforts, ballot tampering or something similar, the VORG feels your pain.  To commemorate the difficulty in this civil process, the VORG presents its “Electile Dysfunction” team.  Vote early (and often) for these players! Commissioner: Kenesaw Landis (Judge) Mgr.: … Read more

Are you ready for some Football/Baseball?

The 2012 NFL regular season has begun, but the baseball pennant races are also competing for our attention.  To address these dueling pastimes, the VORG offers you the names of current or former baseball players (1871-2011) who had a football counterpart active in the NFL in 2011: MLBer               … Read more

Ballplayer Name Anagram Quiz – ANSWERS

Last time out, we gave you phrases which, when rearranged, gave you ballplayer’s names.  Now here are the answers: I’m a bug clearer. – Miguel Cabrera Better spurn shags. – Stephen Strasburg Chew cunt. Mend car. – Andrew McCutchen An odd desire. – Addison Reed Outs injure man. – Justin Morneau The wonky rascal. – … Read more

Ballplayer Name Anagram Quiz

The 2012 National Scrabble Championships have now concluded.  But here at the VORG, we’ll give you some more anagramming practice. Each of the following phrases anagrams to a ballplayer’s name.  The only hint you’ll get is that each player is/was active in 2012: I’m a bug clearer. Better spurn shags. Chew cunt. Mend car. An … Read more

Most Popular First Names in Baseball History – by Birth Decade

I went to Target Field last week as part of the SABR annual convention, and got to see a fellow named Liam Hendriks pitch for the Twins.  Liam, while a relatively popular name in the UK, is an uncommon name here in the US (William being the much more common variant).  Mr. Hendriks is the … Read more

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