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Meg Rowley went on Bill Barnwell's ESPN podcast to chat about , the Cubs, and spoonerisms. Listen: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=15501122 Mike Trout Read the full article... 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,
, Effectively Wild cohosts The Only Rule Is It Has To Work 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. Read the full article... 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 60. The Roberto Clemente Award, named after the Pirates outfielder and humanitarian, honors the player “that shows the most sportsmanship and kindness,” including th best ERA (1976), Pete Rose (1981), Steve Garvey (1998), and Sammy Sosa (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 Curt Schilling developer/Baseball Prospectus writer/mover-on to bigger things PECOTA Nate Silver. Read the full article... 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. Read the full article... 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 Read the full article... 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
. 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. Gary Carter ’s ranking reflects an attempt on the author’s part to control for Rookie Card status. Mike Piazza Read the full article... Vin Scully gets philosophical, and Meg follows him there.
home opener on Tuesday, broadcaster Vin Scully used Los Angeles Dodgers ’s at-bat in the first to provide an on-air lesson in philosophy. Socrates, Vin told us, was “a Greek philosopher, smartest man probably in Greece, he started teaching and the government didn’t like what he was teaching and they put him in jail. They tell me, or at least I’ve read, that he could have escaped and he wouldn’t do it, he said ‘I want to go to trial, and prove that they were wrong and get a dinner every night free.’ Well anyway, with our friend Socrates, he stayed in jail and eventually drank the hemlock, I guess back in Rome that’s the same thing as we say ‘He must have had the Kool-Aid.’ Well 470 B.C. or whatever the heck it was, they drank the hemlock. Socrates Brito boy that gets your attention.” Socrates Brito Read the full article... A roundup of articles on mental skills, produced by the BP Wrigleyville staff.
We spend a lot of time—here at Baseball Prospectus, and elsewhere in the sabermetric universe—focusing on the elements of player performance that we see take place between white lines and on green grass. Those things are (relatively) simple and easy to understand. We can add them, subtract them, divide and multiply them. They make sense. We spend relatively little time focusing on what goes on inside players’ heads. At BP Wrigleyville this offseason, we’ve tried to change that, writing a series of pieces about the myriad ways in which the Cubs are weaving a deep appreciation for mental skills into the fabric of the franchise. Read the full article... If team names were different, how different would they be?
Create your own scenario for why this would happen, and roll with it:
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February 18, 2016 10:05 am
How a simple baseball quote has taken over every arena of public thought.