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July 21, 2017

Short Relief: Objection!

by Matt Sussman and Mary Craig

A flashback to Kato Kaelin's testimony, and a common trade target evaluates their self-worth.

July 14, 2017

Short Relief: The Return of Short Relief

by Matt Sussman, Zack Moser, Mary Craig and Bryan Grosnick

After two days off, SR returns with a record four offerings: NES busts, househunting, letters to Curt Schilling and Furious Cubs.

July 7, 2017

Short Relief: The King of NES Baseball, An Unimportant Homer, and a Love of Chaos

by Matt Sussman, Sam Fels and Nathan Bishop

Matt has a strong video game take, Sam re-evaluates an apparently meaningless home run, and Nathan pauses for breath.

June 30, 2017

Short Relief: Thoughts on Folic Acid, Carbohydrates, and Humanity

by Matt Sussman, Craig Goldstein and Mary Craig

Matt dissects a Jose Altuve commercial, Craig dissects a Jered Weaver tweet, and Mary unmasks the robots behind the plate.

June 23, 2017

Short Relief: Physical Base Coaching, Shortstop Factories, and Postcards from Tal's Hill

by Emma Baccellieri, Mary Craig and Matt Sussman

Emma wonders if Juan Samuel missed a chance to break a nonexistent rule, Mary follows a conveyor belt to its unnatural conclusion, and Matt relays some earthly sightseeing.

June 16, 2017

Short Relief: The Zone Not Taken and Other Works

by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Patrick Dubuque

Matt applies tunneling stats to Robert Frost; Mary gives Scooter Gennett an origin story; and Patrick defends whimsy.

June 9, 2017

Short Relief: Detrimental Diamondbacks Games, and an Apology

by Matt Sussman and Patrick Dubuque

Matt investigates the history of Diamondback games taking their toll on people, while Patrick issues an apology.

May 26, 2017

Short Relief: The Intricate Dreams of Papas and Weavers

by Mary Craig and Matt Sussman

Mary foretells the downfall of the Mets, and Matt does some research just for you.

May 19, 2017

Short Relief: A Team Destroyed, A Fandom and a Robot Created

by Matt Sussman, James Fegan and Mary Craig

The origin story of Marlins Man, Padres Fall Apart, and the moral certitude of Bronson Arroyo.

May 12, 2017

Short Relief: How to Grip a Pitch, Ruin a Career, or Compare Someone to Tony Gwynn

by Patrick Dubuque, Mary Craig and Matt Sussman

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.

May 5, 2017

Short Relief: On Friendship, Photographs, and Further Review

by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and James Fegan

Matt calculates all AL East animosity, Mary provides background for a Jon Jay slide, and James looks for signs of disappointing starts.

April 28, 2017

Short Relief: An Orel History

by Mary Craig, Matt Sussman and Zack Moser

Take a moment to celebrate the greatest, and only, Orel in baseball history.

April 21, 2017

Short Relief: A Murder of Orioles, Unsolicited Career Advice, and the Best Deja Vu

by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Annie Maroon

Matt ranks the current Orioles first base depth chart, Mary looks at a former two-way player and thinks of new ways, and Annie enjoys an old, familiar feeling.

April 14, 2017

Short Relief: Of Xerox, Long Walks, and Sky Sox

by Mary Craig, Matt Sussman and Eric Garcia McKinley

Bad days are compared, bad players are broken down (and broken), and bad memories are cherished.

April 7, 2017

Short Relief: Love of Elevation, The Sultan of Statcast, and An 8-Bit Scouting Report

by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Patrick Dubuque

What would Coors be like at other altitudes? What does the Bambino have on Statcast, and Taylor Motter in 2-D.

March 31, 2017

Short Relief: Famous Cereal Celebrities, Anonymous Roster Cuts, and Illegible Signatures

by Mary Craig, Matt Sussman and Stacey Gotsulias

Mary decries a 75-year-old cereal box, Matt breaks down the latest in Tampa Bay roster casualties, and Stacey reacts to an awkward gift.

March 24, 2017

Short Relief: Puttin' On The Reds / Historical Unwritten Rules

by Matt Sussman and Mary Craig

Matt recounts how history was made on a bad Reds team in 1998, while Mary does some social archaeology through customs of baseball past.

March 17, 2017

Short Relief: Imaginary Players and Imaginary Victories

by Mary Craig, Jen Mac Ramos and Matt Sussman

Mary spins a sad yarn of mistaken identity, Jen judges the winner of an exhibition debate, and Matt creates and solves a great mystery of our time.

March 10, 2017

Short Relief: Naming Names, Punctuating Homers, and Scouting Scouts

by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Meg Rowley

A pre-emptive strike against the renaming of things, thoughts on semicolon baseball, and a scouting report on people scouting.

October 3, 2016

The Prospectus Hit List: October 3, 2016

by Matt Sussman

It's the final countdown. Dun dun.

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