Opposing Pitchers Batting Eighth – History in Milwaukee Today

Today’s Giants/Brewers game is a first in MLB Opening Day history. Its the first time both opposing pitchers (in this case Wily Peralta and Madison Bumgarner) will bat eighth in an Opening Day tilt. Here are the 25 prior occurrences of both starting hurlers batting eighth, along with the respective managers and team game numbers. … Read more

Scrabble-acceptability of 2014 Opening Day Rosters

With the first full weekend of games upon us, its time for the VORG to once again present the list of Scrabble-acceptable player names on each team’s Opening Day/week roster. The player’s first or last name is deemed “acceptable” if it can be found in the “bible” of organized Scrabble, the Official Tournament and Club … Read more

Its Like They Never Left

When it comes to coming up with the opening and final series of each season, the MLB schedule makers generally try for natural intradivision rivalries . . . Red Sox and Yankees, Cubs and Cardinals, Dodgers and Giants.  In the era of daily interleague play, that becomes a bit harder.  For example, the Phillies are … Read more

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

VORG Crossword Puzzle #7 (and bonus puzzle!)

Happy Opening Night!  Baseball is finally back, and to celebrate the VORG offers you not one but two crossword puzzles.  Over at ESPN’s SweetSpot, we’ve got an Opening Day-themed puzzle for you! Before we get to the standard VORG Crossword, here is the solution to puzzle #6:                 … Read more

2012 VORG Season Preview – Scrabble-style

Lots of sites have written chapter and verse on the just-started season.  Player projections, won-loss predictions, awards prognostications. Here at the VORG, we give you roster analysis based upon the Scrabble-acceptability of the names on the Opening Day ledger for each team. If the player’s first or last name can be found in the Official … Read more

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