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2 Players Prefer Presentation: 18 Minutes at Dodger Stadium by Meg Rowley
1 Short Relief: Searching for Something by James Fegan, Meg Rowley and Holly Wendt
1 Short Relief: The Inverted Austin Jackson by Meg Rowley, Jason Wojciechowski and Matt Ellis
4 Prospectus Roundtable: Tampa Bay Rays: Cheap Thrills? by Rob Mains, Meg Rowley, Matthew Trueblood, Bryan Grosnick and Craig Goldstein
2 Short Relief: Friends, Fantasy, and Going Mainstream by James Fegan, Holly Wendt and Meg Rowley
0 Short Relief: Feats of Man-Made Baseball by Meg Rowley, James Fegan and Holly Wendt
0 Short Relief: Of Ejections and Projectors by Holly Wendt, Meg Rowley and James Fegan
4 Short Relief: Staying For Two, and What's in a Name by Holly Wendt and Meg Rowley
2 Short Relief: Foul Fielders, Scripting Homers, and Hit Streaks by Meg Rowley, James Fegan and Holly Wendt
1 Short Relief: Joey Votto Reacts, How to Sell Baseball, and How Baseball is Sold by Holly Wendt, James Fegan and Meg Rowley
0 Short Relief: Walk Off Etiquette, and Real Men of Genius by Meg Rowley and Frank Firke
4 Players Prefer Presentation: I See the World From Both Sides Now by Meg Rowley
0 Short Relief: On Life, Death, and Extraterrestrials by Holly Wendt, Meg Rowley and Trevor Strunk
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging by R.J. Anderson, Meg Rowley and Shawn Brody
1 Short Relief: Witnessing Assault, Keeping a Journal, and Mixing Baseball and Board Games by Meg Rowley, Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque
6 Short Relief: How to Keep Score and Analyze Outfielders by Patrick Dubuque and Meg Rowley
5 PITCHf/ox: RIP by Meg Rowley
12 Players Prefer Presentation: Manny Machado's Almost Beanball by Meg Rowley
4 Short Relief: Scouting Reports by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Anthony Bourdain, and Neil deGrasse Tyson by Kate Preusser, Meg Rowley and Zack Moser
0 Players Prefer Presentation: Face(s) of Baseball by Meg Rowley
1 Looking Back on Tomorrow: Washington Nationals by Meg Rowley
7 Looking Back on Tomorrow: San Diego Padres by Meg Rowley
1 Prospectus Feature: Christian Bethancourt and Fun by Meg Rowley and Patrick Dubuque
2 Best of BP 2016: Let Ballparks Get Old by Meg Rowley
0 Short Relief: Naming Names, Punctuating Homers, and Scouting Scouts by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Meg Rowley
7 Players Prefer Presentation: Mike Trout Hypotheticals by Meg Rowley
3 Players Prefer Presentation: Do Robot Umps Dream of Automated Yelling? by Meg Rowley
6 Players Prefer Presentation: Breaking Lind by Meg Rowley
0 Players Prefer Presentation: The Game I Didn't Have to Watch (But Did) by Meg Rowley
24 Players Prefer Presentation: Here We Are Again by Meg Rowley
8 Players Prefer Presentation: Would You Like to Play a Game of Telephone? by Meg Rowley
5 Players Prefer Presentation: Baseball's Longest and Shortest Games by Meg Rowley
7 Players Prefer Presentation: Who We Are When We're At Our Worst by Meg Rowley
0 Best of BP 2016: Watching Andrew Miller by Meg Rowley
1 Players Prefer Presentation: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Meg Rowley
1 PITCHf/ox: Episode 10: Don't Say it by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
0 PITCHf/ox: Episode 9: Scratched by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
0 PITCHf/ox: Unstoppable Forces & Immovable Objects by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
1 Players Prefer Presentation: Weird Play Index: Pitcher Edition by Meg Rowley
1 Transaction Analysis: Seattle Swag by Dustin Palmateer, Meg Rowley, Jared Wyllys and Kenny Ducey
1 PITCHf/ox: Episode 7: San Francisco by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
0 PITCHf/ox: Episode 6: Wear It by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
5 Playoff Prospectus: Spider-Man Heyward by Meg Rowley
0 PITCHf/ox: Alfonso Guzman-Chavez by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
2 Playoff Prospectus: Cleveland Clunker by Meg Rowley
6 Players Prefer Presentation: Watching Andrew Miller by Meg Rowley
5 Playoff Prospectus: Of Ghosts and Pinch-Hit Grand Slams by Meg Rowley
0 PITCHf/ox: Episode 4: The Break by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
0 PITCHf/ox: Episode 3: Beanball by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
6 Something Borrowed by Meg Rowley, Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
Time is a flat circ ... OH MY GOD, HURRY UP ALREADY!
On July 25,
the Dodgers played the Twins, in Los Angeles. The game featured an 18-minute delay after the umpires and Twins manager got mixed up over a double-switch in the sixth inning. It wasn’t the most important game the Dodgers have played lately, or even the most interesting. But it did show us a few things. Paul Molitor
By my count,
was announced as the batter two hours, 39 minutes, and 15 seconds into the game. This is an account of what and who followed. Yasiel Puig Read the full article...
The hunt for the next big thing, the next big story, or just the comfort of home.
Breaking down Austin Jackson's amazing catch, post-trade deadline depression out of Oakland, and baseball cards as bookmarks.
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July 28, 2017 6:00 am
It's never easy for the Rays.
Tampa Bay is 53-50 and facing the usual issues with payroll, attendance, and division difficulty. Should they go for it this season, parting with long-term assets for short-term help, or stay the course and keep the competitive window open for as long as possible? Our roundtable debates the pros and cons of each side, with a couple interruptions from the Rays making trades.
How critiquing baseball players feels like critiquing indie bands, the muddy half-fashioned future crafted in youth, and baseball's role in the tremulous bonds of adult friendship.
Three tales of creation: Holly with a Dial-An-Art service, James with the hellscape of tomorrow, and Meg with the psychological evaluation of a strike zone.
Holly and James look at two different umpiring crises, one averted; while Meg learns that Randy Johnson's home theater has a name.
Holly looks at minor league baseball from an entomological point of view, while Meg ranks the seemliness of names.
Meg finds a rule and fights to break it, James puts Kevin Millar's HR into context, and Holly looks at Philly hit streaks.
Meg wonders what Joey Votto's deal is for a second, while Holly and James dive into marketing strategies for baseball, which attain varying levels of success.
Meg maps out the elements of a walk off, and Frank looks at whether there in baseball an intelligence we fail to recognize. One rule, but so many questions.
There are many good rules in baseball, but I submit that the best rule is one that we’ve never really seen in action. In the 2017 edition of the
Official Baseball Rules (recodified, amended, and adopted by the Professional Baseball Playing Rules Committee via teleconference on January 11, 2017), section (d) of Rule 6.04 on Unsportsmanlike Conduct states: Read the full article...