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March 29, 2013

The BP Wayback Machine: Opening Day Goodbyes

by Jim Baker

When Opening Day is an ending, not a beginning.

February 21, 2013

The BP Wayback Machine: Your Guide to Spring Training

by Jim Baker

Whether it's your first trip to spring training or you're an old hand, Jim's travel tips are sure to point out things you'll need to know.

July 21, 2011

The BP Wayback Machine: The Dos and Don'ts of Trade Rumor Mongering

by Jim Baker

How to start, spread, and maintain your very own trade rumor.

June 2, 2011

The BP Wayback Machine: Baseball's Exciting Plays

by Jim Baker

Some of baseball's most exciting moments are reserved for its most inconsequential plays.

August 1, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: The Knee-Jerk All-Stars Revisited

by Jim Baker

There are some spring flowers that remain in bloom, but others have gone very weedy.

July 25, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: I'll Get 'Em Next Time

by Jim Baker

The luckless Greg Maddux's winless streak nears historic territory.

July 18, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: Braking and Breaking at the Break

by Jim Baker

It might not matter at all whether you're come stumbling or rolling into the break.

July 11, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: Exiting Stage Left

by Jim Baker

Everybody remembers that first plate appearance, but what happened in the final trip for some of the game's iconic hitters?

June 27, 2008

Prospectus Matchups: Learning to Cheer Correctly

by Jim Baker

The Chinese effort to direct Olympic fan rooting would lead to humorous results in America's ballparks, plus a look at the most unique no-hitter of them all.

June 20, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: Late Standing Starts

by Jim Baker

Which teams have scored the most runs after breaking free from nearly being no-hit?

June 13, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: The American League Rumsfeld Numbers

by Jim Baker

When you have the team you have as opposed to the team you want, there's still a way for you to finish first in something.

June 10, 2008

Prospectus Matchups: Four In a Row

by Jim Baker

The Padres recently won four in a row by the same score--how odd is that, and what does history offer in terms of comparable feats?

June 6, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: Hall Jones

by Jim Baker

What's the record for hit batsmen in a game? Or the longest that Hall of Famers have gone between All-Star appearances?

May 30, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: Sacrificial Lions

by Jim Baker

Let these sacrifices not be in vain, not when it's being done by men better-equipped to put that pitch in the seats.

May 16, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: The 2008 Baseball Psychological Workout

by Jim Baker

An amateur psychologist helps your mind deal with the unbelievable occurrences of 2008 at the season's quarter pole.

May 9, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: Outlier Outpost

by Jim Baker

The Captain isn't even humming a few bars of his usual tune, plus Padre ignominy and Twins action.

May 2, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: Fun with Playoff Odds

by Jim Baker

A look at the first month surprises in the postseason odds report, as well as the teams that nearly joined the Dodgers and Giants in relocating 50 years ago.

April 25, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: Here's What I Think

by Jim Baker

A quick check of the calendar, and it's off to the small wonderments.

April 18, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: The Multi-Stretch

by Jim Baker

Two games last night featured more than one seventh inning stretch. How long has such a tradition been going on?

April 11, 2008

Premium Article Prospectus Matchups: The Second Annual Knee-Jerk All Stars

by Jim Baker

It's two weeks into the season, so let's crown some All Stars!

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