V is for Victory (for One Team)

Game four of the World Series will feature a match-up of Ryan Vogelsong and Jason Vargas.  It will mark the 39th World Series game with starting pitchers with matching first letters in their last names.  This will be the first World Series contest where both starters have last names beginning with the letter “V”. The … Read moreV is for Victory (for One Team)

The VORG’s 2014 World Series Preview

We’ve finally reached the World Series, and with it the established institutions will of course give you the standard previews of the Royals/Giants showdown.

But this is the VORG … we don’t do “standard” … we do factoids, minutiae, trivia, oddities, random bits of info on all the major participants for both teams.

Here now … with major thanks to Baseball Reference and its Play Index, the VORG 2014 WORLD SERIES PREVIEW

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Singles – 16’s and Over, Put the Squeeze on Mariners

Friend of the VORG Dan Wachtell passed along a note about Friday night’s Royals/Mariners game: “… check out Brandon Maurer’s line last night: 7.1 IP, 14 hits (all singles!), 0 BB, 0 K. #zerotrueoutcomes” Lo and behold, a check of the boxscore showed the following: Pitching IP H R ER BB SO HR BF Brandon … Read moreSingles – 16’s and Over, Put the Squeeze on Mariners

There’s No Place Like Road

The Kansas City Royals, a preseason sexy pick for most improved team, stumbled quite badly out of the gate this year.  A 3-2 record to start devolved into a 3-14 disaster thanks in large part to an 0-10 homestand. They’ve recovered a bit (22-29 as of Saturday evening), but they still possess an unusual home/road … Read moreThere’s No Place Like Road

Division of Labor(ing Teams) at Home

With play now completed for all AL Central teams today, their standings are as follows: Central W L PCT GB HOME ROAD Cleveland 11 9 .550 – 4-7 7-2 Chi WSox 11 11 .500 1 4-7 7-4 Detroit 11 11 .500 1 6-7 5-4 Kansas City 6 15 .286 5.5 0-10 6-5 Minnesota 6 15 … Read moreDivision of Labor(ing Teams) at Home

Be Vewwwwy Quiet . . . We’re Hunting Bwoxtons!

Jonathan Broxton has signed with the Royals, apparently after going on a hunting trip with Jeff Francoeur and Ned Yost.  What might they have been hunting for?: Moose Haas: 91-79 as a Brewer, including 13-3, 3.27 ERA in 1983. Bob Moose: Went 14-3, 2.91 ERA as 21-year-old for 1969 Pirates.  Pitched over 1100 innings in … Read moreBe Vewwwwy Quiet . . . We’re Hunting Bwoxtons!

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