In recognition of Yusmeiro Petit's near-perfect game, the staff recounts other gems on the mound that seemingly came out of nowhere.
September 5, 2013 6:55 am
With relatively few playoff spots up for grabs, here are stories our staff is keeping tabs on this month.
The staff yearns for a chance to see these non-pitchers test their arms from the mound.
The staff recounts some poor umpire calls that could have been corrected with the benefit of instant replay.
Inspired by Jeremy Bonderman's move to the bullpen, the staff recounts the stories of pitchers who changed roles, from starter to reliever or reliever to starter.
The staff decries some of the most overused or nonsensical things that players, managers, broadcasters, and reporters love to say and write.
With a nod to the Giants, who have sunk from a World Series championship to last place, the staff tells the stories of other pennant winners who failed to sustain their success.
The staff recounts some of the finest glovework from the first half of the 2013 season.
The staff breaks out its crystal balls to forecast the happenings of the next three months.
The BP team chooses its own All-Stars from the pool of players who were not selected for the teams.
The BP team reflects on what we've learned through the first 81 games of the season.
The BP staff gazes into the future to find Hollywood movie endings that reflect the state of major-league teams.