Bob Melvin and “Sabbathmetrics”

Monday night marks the beginning of Passover, the celebration of the Israelites’ freedom from slavery in Egypt.  That means its time for another Sabbathmetrics post, in which we look at whether certain Jewish players performed better or worse on the Sabbath. Our focus today is on catcher Bob Melvin. He currently serves as the manager … Read more

A’s Will Pack their (small) House for Game 3

The Oakland A’s play in a stadium that CAN hold 50,000 fans, but over the past few years, management has decided to “cover” approximately 19,000 seats in the outfield so the facility doesn’t look so empty when an average 20,000 show up.  Their current seating capacity is the lowest in the Majors. Now that the … Read more

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