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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
1 Cold Takes: Mike Zunino Has Them Right Where He Wants Them by Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: On Phillies Closers and Yankees Authors by Holly Wendt, Trevor Strunk and Patrick Dubuque
2 Short Relief: How to Grip a Pitch, Ruin a Career, or Compare Someone to Tony Gwynn by Patrick Dubuque, Mary Craig and Matt Sussman
3 Short Relief: First Pitches and Final Farewells by Nathan Bishop, Emma Baccellieri and Patrick Dubuque
5 Cold Takes: The Best of All Possible Jeffrey Leonards by Patrick Dubuque
2 Long Relief: Around the Glacier by Patrick Dubuque
6 Cold Takes: Reconciling the Outliers by Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: Short Cuts by Zack Moser, David Temple and Patrick Dubuque
8 Cold Takes: The Natural Conclusion of Baseball Statistics by Patrick Dubuque
1 Short Relief: Two Science Fiction Short Stories by Patrick Dubuque and Nathan Bishop
0 Short Relief: Of Sad Lexicons and Sad Hardware by Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: The End of Cy Young and the Statcast TV Guide by Patrick Dubuque and Zack Moser
0 Cold Takes: How to Attack Baseball's Weakest Hitters by Patrick Dubuque
0 Transaction Analysis: Franklin and Stash by Bryan Grosnick and Patrick Dubuque
8 Cold Takes: Do You Know This Man? by Patrick Dubuque
0 Short Relief: High Noon, Phantom Pain, and Failure Versus Success by Holly Wendt, Patrick Dubuque and Trevor Strunk
3 Short Relief: Love of Elevation, The Sultan of Statcast, and An 8-Bit Scouting Report by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Patrick Dubuque
0 Cold Takes: Everything is Unlikely by Patrick Dubuque
8 Short Relief: Machado's Sublimity, A Past-Life Scorecard, And A Dark Tale by Zack Moser, Martin Alonso and Patrick Dubuque
1 Short Relief: Spring Dismissals, Veteran Expletives, and JaCobies Jones by James Fegan, Nathan Bishop and Patrick Dubuque
1 Prospectus Feature: Christian Bethancourt and Fun by Meg Rowley and Patrick Dubuque
3 Short Relief: Talking (And Not Talking) Baseball by Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque
7 Cold Takes: Always Tell Me the Odds by Patrick Dubuque
2 Short Relief: L'Essene du Danks / The Last Show by Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque
5 Short Relief: Fielding as Metaphor, Teams as Monsters, and Sumo Suits as Disguises by Patrick Dubuque, Bryan Grosnick and Emma Baccellieri
0 Looking Back on Tomorrow: Oakland Athletics by Patrick Dubuque
4 Short Relief: Tales of Cubs Fans, Extroverts, and 1987 Topps by Nathan Bishop, Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque
2 Short Relief: Fallen Heroes, Anonymous Foot Soldiers, and Dale Sveum by Holly Wendt, Mo Bjonski and Patrick Dubuque
11 Cold Takes: How Computers Killed a Sport by Patrick Dubuque
3 Short Relief: Opening One's Heart, Calculating Existence Odds, and a Correction by Emma Baccellieri, Jason Wojciechowski and Patrick Dubuque
1 Short Relief: Perfect Numbers, Lying Numbers, and Fraudulent Pitchers by Patrick Dubuque, Trevor Strunk and Holly Wendt
1 Transaction Analysis: Bourn on a Hill by Matthew Trueblood and Patrick Dubuque
7 Cold Takes: How to Kill the Strikeout by Patrick Dubuque
6 Cold Takes: A Single Ray of Hope by Patrick Dubuque
2 Cold Takes: Smoak on the Roster by Patrick Dubuque
11 Cold Takes: Pace of Play Isn't Going Away by Patrick Dubuque
1 Cold Takes: Cole Hamels Is Not Being Honest by Patrick Dubuque
0 Transaction Analysis: We Are (Still) Tuffy Gosewisch by Patrick Dubuque
5 Cold Takes: Unofficially Unretired by Patrick Dubuque
17 Prospectus Feature: Choose Your Own Adventure: Padres Rotation by Patrick Dubuque, Ben Carsley, Craig Goldstein and Bret Sayre
0 Cold Takes: Command, Control, and Tommy John Surgery by Patrick Dubuque
0 Cold Takes: Why Do Hall of Fame Voters Love Relievers? by Patrick Dubuque
1 Cold Takes: Stan Javier Saves a No-Hitter by Patrick Dubuque
0 Cold Takes: A Season Before Dying by Patrick Dubuque
14 Cold Takes: Murray Chass' Hall of Fame Ballot by Patrick Dubuque
6 Cold Takes: Unfair Ball by Patrick Dubuque
0 Best of BP 2016: We Are Tuffy Gosewisch by Patrick Dubuque
2 Prospectus Review: On Days Like These by Patrick Dubuque
Meg analyzes the thoughts of eleven witnesses to an HBP, Holly wonders on the objectivity of journal-keeping, and Patrick creates a new form of fantasy baseball.
A short guide for how to keep score at a ballgame, and a breakdown of five seconds Jarrod Dyson spent catching a baseball.
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Another demotion to Triple-A for the former top prospect, but maybe this time is different.
When Opening Day starter and former third overall pick
was demoted to Triple-A Tacoma on May 5, a nation wondered aloud: Mike Zunino Mike Zunino had an option left?
After a hurried minor-league prologue and a full 2014 season, the catcher has had opportunities each year to tour Tacoma’s beautiful Museum of Glass, the latest demotion coming off of a .167/.250/.236 start with the Mariners. It’s a disappointing regression for a player who looked as though he were kind of, sort of, maybe just barely figuring it out in 2016.
Holly and Trevor both tackle the Phillies relief corps, from different standpoints, while Patrick reviews Derek Jeter's 2014 book, The Contract.
Patrick teaches The Youth how to grip various pitches; Mary remarks on the sad story of Wayland Dean; and Matt declares his favorite baseball number.
Four stories of how a baseball game started, and to stories about how they ended for Ryan Howard and Jeremy Guthrie. Rain (and other things) washes away a lot more of baseball history than we probably think.
Consider all the things you know about former All-Star and Rookie of the Year runner-up
. Conjure his heavy-lidded frown into your mind. Remember his pejorative, self-accepted nicknames, HacMan and Penitentiary Face; summon the mental GIF of him loping around the bases on a solo home run, one flap down. Remember a man who spent 14 years in the major leagues and battled it to a draw. Jeffrey Leonard
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A piece of light baseball fiction. Brady Anderson, meet Thomas Bayes.
This article is going to be a little bit difficult to me. As a Semi-Professional Baseball Expert, it’s my job to balance unfailing and valuable baseball omniscience with a certain level of openness and humility, one that conveys a willingness to learn and grow with the world. It’s a tricky proposition, and if I tend to succeed at either, it’s almost entirely toward the side of the latter. But there’s one facet of baseball that I don’t understand, that I’ve never understood, and it forces me to expose the real possibility of my ignorance. I’ve tackled it in multiple articles before, all of which were received with the warmest of apathy. But it’s a question of human nature, so it never really goes away.
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Three tales of relative woe: on failed ballpark proposals, the artless inspiration of Aaron Judge, and the cluttered soul.
What will happen to baseball statistics as X approaches zero?
Joe Nuxhall approaches the biggest game of his year, and the Oakland Athletics dabble in the forbidden arts to win a championship.