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08-17

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BP Unfiltered: Baseball Fans of the World Unite
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Rob Mains

08-16

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BP Unfiltered: Meet the Guy Who Struck Out 25 in Nine Innings, Sort Of
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Sam Miller

08-05

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BP Unfiltered: Let's Always Know The Longest Baseball Play [Updated!]
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Sam Miller

08-03

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BP Unfiltered: Ladies and Gentlemen, the July Vogelsong Winners Are Here
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Rob Mains

08-01

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BP Unfiltered: Every Danged Trade
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BP Staff

07-22

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BP Unfiltered: DRA and Groundball Bias
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Jonathan Judge

07-15

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BP Unfiltered: Hope Springs Eternal, Shouldn’t
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Rob Mains

07-03

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BP Unfiltered: Ladies and Gentlemen, It's the June 2016 Vogelsongs!
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Rob Mains

06-26

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BP Unfiltered: How To Celebrate A Walkoff Strikeout
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Sam Miller

06-23

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BP Unfiltered: How to Read a Canadian Leaderboard
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Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Unfiltered: Clayton Kershaw Should Have, Like, Three Walks Allowed This Year
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Sam Miller

06-15

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BP Unfiltered: Leading From Behind
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Rob Mains

06-07

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BP Unfiltered: You're the Ump!
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Sam Miller

06-01

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BP Unfiltered: The Oldest, Worst Baseball Video Game
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Patrick Dubuque

06-01

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BP Unfiltered: The May 2016 Vogelsongs
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Rob Mains

05-26

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BP Unfiltered: Shoo-Shoo, Krinkles and Gus: The Nicknames of 1965
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Patrick Dubuque

05-23

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BP Unfiltered: Art Discovered, Lost, Found
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Rob Mains

05-11

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BP Unfiltered: How Many Runs Could the Cubs Spot Their Opponents?
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Sam Miller

05-10

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BP Unfiltered: Meg Rowley Talking Trout
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BP Staff

05-09

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BP Unfiltered: Ben and Sam Are Signing Books
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BP Staff

05-04

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BP Unfiltered: April's Vogelsong Awards
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Rob Mains

04-28

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BP Unfiltered: My Predicted Standings
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Sam Miller

04-19

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BP Unfiltered: A "Holiday" For Everyone
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Craig Goldstein, Ben Carsley and Bret Sayre

04-15

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BP Unfiltered: Our Generation’s Hall of Famers, Ranked By Subjective Trade Valuation of Mid-Career Baseball Cards In A Semi-Premium Early-1990s Set
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Sam Miller

04-15

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BP Unfiltered: The Wonderful Things That Vin Scully Might Lead You To Think About
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Meg Rowley

04-01

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BP Unfiltered: Mental Skills on the North Side: Seven Perspectives
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Rian Watt

03-17

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BP Unfiltered: A Short Story About The 2015 Baseball Season
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Sam Miller

03-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Worst Possible Reshuffling of MLB Cities and MLB Team Names, Probably
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Sam Miller

02-18

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BP Unfiltered: The Worldwide Takeover of 'We're Not Selling Jeans Here'
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Sam Miller

02-15

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BP Unfiltered: LAST DAY to Vote for the SABR Analytics Research Awards
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BP Staff

02-15

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BP Unfiltered: 2016 Scoresheet Keeper Rankings
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Ben Murphy, Ian Lefkowitz and Jared Weiss

02-14

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BP Unfiltered: 2016 Scoresheet Keeper Rankings
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Ian Lefkowitz, Ben Murphy and Jared Weiss

02-12

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BP Unfiltered: Glenn Burke, Historically Significant Baserunner
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Sam Miller

02-11

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BP Unfiltered: 10 Things People Learned From the BP Annual (Updated)
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Craig Goldstein

02-09

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BP Unfiltered: Was Waylon Smithers A Good General Manager?
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Ryan Davis

02-01

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BP Unfiltered: Rooting Against Chaos, Rooting Against Ian Kennedy
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Patrick Dubuque

01-28

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BP Unfiltered: The Annie Savoy Exception
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Patrick Dubuque

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: How Greinke vs. Arrieta vs. Kershaw Played Out
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Tom Tango

01-22

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BP Unfiltered: Greg Spira Baseball Research Award Open for Nominations
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Baseball Prospectus

01-07

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BP Unfiltered: New BP Catcher Stats!
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Stephen Reichert

01-06

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BP Unfiltered: The Orioles Are Having a Baseball Analytics Hackathon
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BP Staff

12-10

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BP Unfiltered: The Piazza-but-not-Bagwell Voter
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Sam Miller

12-04

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BP Unfiltered: 'It's nearly useless'
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Jeff Long

11-02

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BP Unfiltered: Why The Broadcasters Hated Your Team
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Jeff Quinton

11-01

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BP Unfiltered: Navigating Notable Instances of Postseason Expression
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Ezra Wise

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: On PECOTA, the Royals, and 72 Wins
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Sam Miller

10-29

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BP Unfiltered: Suspect Staff Voting in the Internet Baseball Awards
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Ian Frazer

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: Donnie Baseball Was Never out of His Element
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Craig Goldstein

10-22

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BP Unfiltered: Everybody Gets A Stupid Outfield Thing!
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Kate Morrison

10-21

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BP Unfiltered: A Little More on Cubs' Issues Holding Runners
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Sahadev Sharma

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Let's play a little riddle.

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THE WORDS "BABE FLATHEAD" ARE BURNED INTO YOUR PSYCHE.

It’s difficult to imagine the barbarism of our own childhood: the technological advances we hadn’t yet learned to need, the inefficiencies of our young lives. For my generation, it was an era of World Book encyclopedias, of wall-mounted telephones and Adrienne Rich poetry and travel alarm clocks. One wonders how we survived.

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This month's edition of the best we missed.

This monthly award is named in honor of Ryan Vogelsong who, in 2011:

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How Catfish Hunter got his nickname, and more gold from contemporaneous sources.

It’s easy to forget, in the era of Retrosheet and the Play Index, that baseball statistics were once a precious thing. The daily box scores and leaderboards were as temporal as the newspaper they were printed on; the only way to appreciate a man’s career was to purchase an almanac, like the 1965 Sporting News Baseball Register. Dal Maxvill, longtime Cardinals shortstop, graces the cover mid-lunge/grunt, as well as a $5 price tag that equates to $37.98 today, or 100 packs of 1965 Topps baseball cards, which is worth perhaps somewhat more.

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On the "lost art" of the two-out RBI.

On Saturday night’s national FOX broadcast of the Nationals-Marlins game, announcer Cliff Floyd bemoaned what he called “the lost art of the two-out RBI.” Had you ever heard of that? Me neither. So I decided to check it out.

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The answer might shock you! But probably won't.

"Hey Ben and Sam,

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on podcast

BP's Meg Rowley went on Bill Barnwell's ESPN podcast to chat about Mike Trout, the Cubs, and spoonerisms. Listen: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=15501122

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Want to meet Ben and Sam, see them read from their new book, get your copy signed, or simply buy a mocha from a bookstore cafe? You're in luck.

With the release of their new book, The Only Rule Is It Has To Work, Effectively Wild cohosts Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller will be making a handful of public appearances. (All East Coast appearances are Ben; West Coast appearances are Sam.) The list of appearances will be updated at the book's website, theonlyruleisithastowork.com.

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The best players we didn't mention in this year's book.

Baseball has an affinity for awards with names, dating back to the Chalmers Award. The predecessor of the Most Valuable Player Award, the Chalmers Award was named after a car company, Chalmers Automobile, and was awarded annually from 1910 to 1914, with the inaugural award fomenting one of the biggest controversies in the game’s history. There have been a number of other awards named after prominent players. The Cy Young Award dates back to 1956 and, true to its namesake, has often been awarded to the pitcher with the most wins and the 60th best ERA. The Roberto Clemente Award, named after the Pirates outfielder and humanitarian, honors the player “that shows the most sportsmanship and kindness,” including Pete Rose (1976), Steve Garvey (1981), Sammy Sosa (1998), and Curt Schilling (2001). The Hank Aaron Award has been given to the top hitter in each league since 1999, and it’s named after the non-detestable player with the most career home runs. And, of course, the Silver Slugger award, given to the top hitters at each position in each league, is named for PECOTA developer/Baseball Prospectus writer/mover-on to bigger things Nate Silver.

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Take it to the bank, assuming your bank isn't underwater due to rising ocean levels.

The main takeaway from this is probably that there are going to be some amazing pennant races in our lifetimes, knock on wood. The other takeaway is that I must be an amazing prognosticator if I'm good enough to put these out now.

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Why should Massachusetts be the only state with a weird holiday no one has heard of?

Yesterday was Patriot’s Day. Most people outside of Massachusetts don’t know what it is beyond the day the Boston Marathon is run, if they even know that. The best part about Patriot’s Day, if you don’t get the day off like everyone in the state? Early morning baseball. Because 11 am baseball is such a treat, we decided every fanbase deserves a heretofore unknown holiday to take the day off and watch baseball while drinking their mid-morning coffee. —Craig Goldstein

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Introducing a new career-value stat.

The set in question is not important, but since you asked we’ll be using Topps Stadium Club, 1993, the first set without Gary Carter. The number in parentheses is how many of the player’s cards you’d have to give up to get a Griffey from the same set. Mike Piazza’s ranking reflects an attempt on the author’s part to control for Rookie Card status.

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