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August 19, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Not a One-Shot Wonder

by Steven Goldman

Bobby Thomson's career is remembered almost exclusively for his pennant-winning home run in 1951 but there was a lot more to it.

August 3, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: The Showalter Gambit

by Steven Goldman

Buck Showalter faces a challenge with the Orioles, though the subsequent credit and blame he receives will be disproportionate.

July 30, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: The Futility of Selling

by Steven Goldman

History shows that trading established veterans for propsects rarely works out.

July 14, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Steinbrenner: Baseball Operator

by Steven Goldman

The Boss could be many things, both good and bad, but no owner ever cared more about winning.

July 9, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: The Point of Deadline Deals

by Steven Goldman

Or, getting used to what Willie Bloomquist can't do.

June 28, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: The Dusty Discontents (or You Must be a Cubs Fan)

by Steven Goldman

Further explaining to a disgruntled reader (and content thief) why Dusty Baker rarely settles on the right leadoff hitter.

June 25, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Dusty Baker and the Johnny Oates Affair

by Steven Goldman

The Reds skipper has spent the bulk of his 18-year managing career trying to find the modern-day Ralph Garr to hit atop his lineup.

June 18, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: What's Wrong with the Red Sox?

by Steven Goldman

The Red Sox could be playing in the wrong division in the wrong season as 95 games might not get them into the postseason.

June 8, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Is Losing This Pick Really Necessary?

by Steven Goldman

Giving up draft selections as compensation for signing free agents has often proved to be disastrous.

May 31, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Memorial Day Meditations

by Steven Goldman

It is a time to say thanks to and reflect on the baseball players who contributed to war efforts over the years.

March 23, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 4

by Steven Goldman

A look at the expansion teams and why they have or haven't won it all.

March 11, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 3

by Steven Goldman

A look at some franchises that haven't won in a long, long time.

February 21, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 2

by Steven Goldman

A continuing look, counting backwards, at the last time major-league franchises won World Series.

February 18, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Get Back in Line, Part 1

by Steven Goldman

A counting-backwards look at various franchises' last World Series titles.

February 11, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Three Joes and Some Other Guys Named Overbay

by Steven Goldman

The Washington Senators' history of first basemen makes one wonder if Lyle Overbay might have been an original Nat in a previous incarnation.

January 26, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: The Statheads vs. Blondy Ryan

by Steven Goldman

Lighting up reaction reliant on straw men with a handy historical example.

January 18, 2010

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Enhanced?

by Steven Goldman

One man's medicine is another man's enhancement.

January 8, 2010

You Could Look It Up: First-Base Horrors

by Steven Goldman

Which pennant-winner did so handicapped by the worst regular at first base?

November 10, 2009

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: You Can't Spell 'Genius' with IBB

by Steven Goldman

Reflecting on a new book-length treatment of the life and times of Paul Richards.

November 4, 2009

Premium Article You Could Look It Up: Throwing The Series Away

by Steven Goldman

Throwing a World Series game for any reason may seem outlandish now, but that has not always been the case.

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