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November 11, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: The Ramos and Rhem Kidnappings

by Steven Goldman

A look back on Flint Rhem's 'kidnapping' in a time when America was very much like Venezuela is today

November 8, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: Tumbling in the Twin Cities

by Steven Goldman

After suffering through a miserable season that included a storm of injuries and poor roster construction, the Twins fired their GM.

November 4, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: Exorcising the Ghost of Leo

by Steven Goldman

Theo Epstein can put an end to the Cubs' managerial merry-go-round.

October 31, 2011

The BP Broadside: Tony LaRussa and the Hall of Fame Screw

by Steven Goldman

You'd think Tony LaRussa would go right from the press conference podium to the Hall of Fame, but the way the process has been designed, he'll have to get in line.

October 21, 2011

The BP Broadside: In Defense of Tony LaRussa

by Steven Goldman

In which the manager's decision to yank Jason Motte in last night's ninth inning isn't questioned. No sir, not at all.

October 7, 2011

The BP Broadside: The ALDS Goat Remains Masked and Anonymous

by Steven Goldman

Alex Rodriguez was set up to fail... But by who?

September 23, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: In Which the Cardinals Suffer an Unlikely Loss

by Steven Goldman

While LaRussa slept.

September 20, 2011

The BP Broadside: Oh, To Live on Closer Mountain

by Steven Goldman

Despite the barkers, the colored balloons, and Mariano Rivera, there is no Closer Mountain.

September 16, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: You Don't Need a Prince, Just a Few Paupers

by Steven Goldman

Prince Fielder says he's leaving, but with the rest of their core intact the team should continue to contend.

September 14, 2011

The BP Broadside: In Which the Commish is Eviscerated

by Steven Goldman

Taking MLB to task for their petty stance on 9/11-related hatwear.(Warning: some politics.)

September 8, 2011

The BP Broadside: Houston's Last Stand in the Central?

by Steven Goldman

Why would Jim Crane resist moving to the AL West, and should he?

September 1, 2011

The BP Broadside: Heyward You Show the Braves the Way to the Playoffs?

by Steven Goldman

How unusual is it to make the playoffs with a light-hitting outfield like that of the Braves, and have they taken the right steps to fix it?

August 31, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: The Birds Need a Leather Fetish

by Steven Goldman

Fielding problems have undone the Showalter renaissance of 2010.

August 30, 2011

The BP Broadside: Judge a Player by His Performance, Not the Company He Keeps

by Steven Goldman

Despite what Jon Heyman says, a player is what he is, regardless of what his team does.

August 23, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: Catch a Falling Starlin

by Steven Goldman

The Cubs shortstop betrays a lack of focus on national TV, an affliction he may share with the majority of modern players.

August 18, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: While Scioscia Slept

by Steven Goldman

And while Tony Reagins slept, too.

August 16, 2011

The BP Broadside: "Compiler" Jim Thome for the Hall of Fame

by Steven Goldman

There is no rationale for denying Jim Thome entry to the Hall of Fame, unless you are playing a very irresponsible game.

August 8, 2011

Premium Article The BP Broadside: If You Found Daniel Murphy Under Your Bed, Would You Pull Him Out or Put Him Back?

by Steven Goldman

Daniel Murphy's MCL is gone, but at least the Mets were able to see that he had value before he was lost.

August 1, 2011

The BP Broadside: Trade Deadline Winners

by Steven Goldman

The Cardinals, who simultaneously put a bad situation out of its misery and increased their postseason chances, lead the parade of trade deadline winners.

July 28, 2011

The BP Broadside: Farewell to the Last Golden Beltran

by Steven Goldman

The door is slammed on an era, but it's not the same as a door opening on a new one.

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