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February 15, 2012

Pebble Hunting: Watching the Worst Game of 2011

by Sam Miller

Even the least entertaining game of last season contained 15 interesting moments.

January 30, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Searching for the Worst Game of 2011

by Sam Miller

Twenty terrible games enter. Only one wins. Or loses, depending on how you look at it.

January 25, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Scott Boras' First Time

by Sam Miller

Long before there was Prince Fielder, there was Bill Caudill, one of the first beneficiaries of the super-agent's skills.

January 23, 2012

Pebble Hunting: Born to Be Twins

by Sam Miller

Minnesota Twins pitchers tend to be a lot like Brad Radke.

January 9, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Battered Batter

by Sam Miller

A visual and statistical look at Carlos Quentin's track record of taking one for the team.

January 3, 2012

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: The Three We Missed

by Sam Miller

Of the top 500 2011 WARP earners, we missed three in last year's annual. Here are their names, why we missed them, and what we should've written.

December 19, 2011

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Everything is Now Super--The Press Conference

by Sam Miller

Don't believe everything you hear at introductory press conferences.

December 12, 2011

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: These Pitches Three

by Sam Miller

Javier Lopez, Brad Lidge, and Henry Rodriguez all have unusual offerings you should be aware of.

November 22, 2011

Pebble Hunting: Can I Interest You in a Juan Gonzalez Hall of Fame Brochure?

by Sam Miller

Sam deconstructs a 12-page pamphlet that supports sending Juan Gonzalez to Cooperstown.

October 25, 2011

Pebble Hunting: Baseball's Brief History of Headline Puns

by Sam Miller

A trip through online archives reveals that the history of baseball's pun-happy headlines isn't as old as that of the game itself.

October 3, 2011

Premium Article Pebble Hunting: Three Major-League Teams Interview Three Baseball Men for Job Openings

by Sam Miller

Fake-filling vacancies in Anaheim, Chicago, and Boston.

August 2, 2011

Pebble Hunting: The Error Face

by Sam Miller

Analyzing pictorial evidence of the six post-error rituals employed by major-league players.

July 19, 2011

Pebble Hunting: Footloose and Fastball-Free

by Sam Miller

In his debut as a BP regular, Sam wonders whether we'll ever see a hurler throw nothing but heat, and whether we should.

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