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06-05

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BP Unfiltered: The Best and Worst Days of the Week for Baseball
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Zachary Levine

08-06

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Wezen-Ball: Episode Recap: ESPN Sunday Night Baseball
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Larry Granillo

06-25

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51

Overthinking It: What Does Everyone Have Against Homers?
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Ben Lindbergh

09-29

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One-Hoppers: The Team Entropy All-Stars
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Jay Jaffe

09-28

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Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team Entropy
by
Jay Jaffe

09-19

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Wezen-Ball: Adopting the NFL's Weekly Schedule
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Larry Granillo

09-14

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47

The Lineup Card: Commissioner for a Day
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Baseball Prospectus

07-16

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Wezen-Ball: What I Learned on My Summer Vacation
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Larry Granillo

07-07

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The BP Wayback Machine: State of the Game
by
Joe Sheehan

07-01

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Baseball ProGUESTus: Glory Days
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Ken Arneson

10-27

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World Series Prospectus: Fall Classic Memories
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Baseball Prospectus

09-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Beasterly
by
Jay Jaffe

09-08

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On the Beat: Falling Out of First
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John Perrotto

08-27

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On the Beat: Building Something Special
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John Perrotto

08-11

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On the Beat: Recapturing The Magic
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John Perrotto

08-04

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On the Beat: A Nice Change of Pace
by
John Perrotto

07-30

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Prospectus Q&A: Javier Lopez
by
David Laurila

06-23

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9

Transaction Action: Shuffling Seniors
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Christina Kahrl

06-09

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26

On the Beat: Wednesday Update
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John Perrotto

04-26

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Baseball Therapy: The Difference Between Night and Day
by
Russell A. Carleton

04-19

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Baseball Therapy: Good Night, John Boy
by
Russell A. Carleton

10-29

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59

Prospectus Today: Complete Mastery
by
Joe Sheehan

08-10

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27

Prospectus Today: Rumble in the Bronx
by
Joe Sheehan

05-21

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13

Wait 'Til Next Year: Handicapping the Field
by
Bryan Smith

01-25

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Prospectus Q&A: John Walsh
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David Laurila

10-30

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Prospectus Today: The Champions
by
Joe Sheehan

10-28

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Doctoring The Numbers: When the Rains Come
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Rany Jazayerli

10-14

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Prospectus Today: Decisive Drama
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Joe Sheehan

09-27

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Prospectus Preview: Saturday's Games to Watch
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Caleb Peiffer

09-26

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Prospectus Today: Sweeps and Walk-Offs
by
Joe Sheehan

09-22

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Prospectus Today: The Long Farewell
by
Joe Sheehan

09-13

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Prospectus Today: Heavy Schedules and Caffeinated Flashbacks
by
Joe Sheehan

08-31

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Every Given Sunday: Moving Forward to Rewind
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John Perrotto

08-10

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Every Given Sunday: Waiving Good-bye?
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John Perrotto

06-09

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The Week in Quotes: June 2-8
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Alex Carnevale

05-25

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Every Given Sunday: Under Review
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John Perrotto

04-14

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Wait 'Til Next Year: The Weekend That Was
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Bryan Smith

10-02

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Prospectus Today: The Men in Black Attack
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Joe Sheehan

07-06

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Prospectus Hit List: Pinch-Hitter's Edition
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Marc Normandin

03-13

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Schrodinger's Bat: Spring Training
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Dan Fox

02-05

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Caribbean Series
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Derek Jacques

01-29

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The Ledger Domain: Q&A with Branch Rickey III
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Maury Brown

11-02

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Schrodinger's Bat: Rainy Days and Sundays
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Dan Fox

10-26

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Schrodinger's Bat: The Information Revolution
by
Dan Fox

10-26

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Prospectus Today: Rain Delay Theatre
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Joe Sheehan

10-06

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Three
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Joe Sheehan

10-05

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Prospectus Today: Division Series, Day Two
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Joe Sheehan

08-21

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Prospectus Today: The Sweep
by
Joe Sheehan

08-16

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Fantasy Focus: RotoWire Barometer, 8/16/06
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Gus Papadopoulos

08-16

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Prospectus Today: Mid-Week Grab Bag
by
Joe Sheehan

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Why Wednesday, dissed in the corporate world, stands alone as the best day of the week for baseball.

Happy Wednesday.

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A review of last night's episode of "ESPN Sunday Night Baseball." The early storyline fizzled out quickly, but the B- and C-stories helped pick up the show.

A review of last night's ESPN Sunday Night Baseball just as soon as I find a ballpark in America where a higher percentage of fans wear their team colors*...

It's a long season, we know, and you can't expect a stellar showing every week, but that doesn't excuse the mediocre-at-best offering of this week's episode of ESPN Sunday Night Baseball. With so many great episodes already aired—the introduction of Ichiro to the already eccentric Yankees' cast, the Emmy-contender known simply as "Bryce Harper's debut", the producers' surprising choice to derail the R.A. Dickey feel-good story with some true conflict back in June—we must hold this season of SNB to a higher standard and last night's episode just didn't cut it.

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June 25, 2012 9:00 am

Overthinking It: What Does Everyone Have Against Homers?

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Ben Lindbergh

Why anyone who thinks the Yankees' reliance on the home run is a problem should stop worrying and learn to love the three-run bomb.

A homer is a hit too, you know that? Eventually everyone will believe that.”Joe Girardi
 

As much as most of us enjoy home runs, many of us can’t quite bring ourselves to trust them.


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A tribute to the players whose successes and failures made the season's final days so memorable.

In retrospect, I peaked too early. As memorable and riveting a night for baseball as Tuesday night was, with one barnburner and two other come-from-behind victories that collectively tied up both leagues' Wild Card races heading into the final day of the season, Wednesday was even moreso. My schedule and sanity didn't allow me to chronicle another night of quadro-entropic action in the same minute detail, but with a TV, a laptop, an iPad, and an iPhone, I caught all of the relevant action, including the Braves' agonizing 13-inning loss, the Red Sox ninth-inning collapse, and the Rays' amazing comeback from 7-0 against the Yankees with just six outs remaining (via Twitter and the #teamentropy hashtag, I caught a great deal fo the snark as well). The five or 10 minute span which saw Boston lose and Tampa Bay win may be the most shocking stretch of baseball I've witnessed since — we'll go easy on Bill Buckner and Sox fans — the Steve Bartman game.

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September 28, 2011 5:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team Entropy

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Jay Jaffe

The playoff races have been de-zombified, and Team Entropy was on the prowl, looking for meaningful baseball going into the final game.

Welcome to Team Entropy! Grab a seat on the couch, and here, have a beer. You've been invited to this party because after almost exactly six months and 160 games of regular-season baseball, you've suspended the need to root for a specific team and are working for the greater good, more interested in maximizing the amount of end-of-season chaos the remaining schedule can produce. The amount of season, even, if it comes to a 163rd game—or two.

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The NFL has a big advantage over MLB in its schedule. What would happen if MLB adopted this advantage for itself?

If there's anything I learned from my Twitter feed this weekend, it's that the football season is now underway. Apparently, we're actually in the second week of the NFL season, with the season having begun ten days ago with a Saints/Packers matchup in Green Bay. Who knew?

I'm being facetious, of course, but it is true that the start of the NFL season barely registers on my radar each year. Instead, I tend to be more focused on the various playoff races going on in Major League Baseball at the time. This year, for example, it's Boston's potential collapse under the pressure of a late-season surge by Tampa Bay and the Milwaukee/Arizona battle for the second-best record in the NL that has me ignoring the games on the gridiron. Matt Kemp, Ryan Braun, Justin Verlander, Curtis Granderson, Jose Bautista, Dan Uggla and a thousand other players/teams/storylines also help.

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What would the BP team do if they were appointed commissioner for a day?

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Some baseball-related observations from my two week vacation to California earlier this month.

As I mentioned on Friday's Tater Trot Tracker post, I've been away from Baseball Prospectus (and most everything, really) for nearly the last two weeks on vacation. As someone who grew up in California (and who has many family and friends out there), but who hasn't visited in nearly six years, the Terrific Girlfriend and I were due for a nice long trip across the state. The fact that SABR's annual convention happened to be in Long Beach that week just made it all the more perfect.

As a first step back into the swing of the baseball world, I present to you some notes, observations, and things learned while away on my summer vacation:

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In which Joe takes Bud Selig to task for failing to understand the real reasons for the All-Star Game's decline in popularity.

While looking toward the future with our comprehensive slate of current content, we'd also like to recognize our rich past by drawing upon our extensive (and mostly free) online archive of work dating back to 1997. In an effort to highlight the best of what's gone before, we'll be bringing you a weekly blast from BP's past, introducing or re-introducing you to some of the most informative and entertaining authors who have passed through our virtual halls. If you have fond recollections of a BP piece that you'd like to nominate for re-exposure to a wider audience, send us your suggestion.

Does Bud Selig believe that baseball isn't an inherently interesting game? So said Joe in the article below, which originally ran as a "Prospectus Today" column on July 13, 2006.

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Its players are a long way away from the majors, but that hasn't stopped an upstart league on the fringes of organized baseball from recruiting a new generation of boys of summer.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

Ken Arneson operated the now-defunct Baseball Toaster blog network. Ken wrote for two Toaster blogs, Catfish Stew and the Humbug Journal. Since retiring from blogging two years ago, Ken now spews most of his baseball opinions on Twitter.

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With the Fall Classic now upon us, the staff at Baseball Prospectus shares their most memorable World Series moments.

Every baseball fan has a special World Series memory, whether it's Willie Mays' catch, Bill Mazeroski's home run, Brooks Robinson's defense, Kirk Gibson's limp around the bases, or Derek Jeter becoming the first-ever Mr. November. With the World Series opening tonight at AT&T Park in San Francisco with the Giants facing the Texas Rangers, many of our writers, editors, and interns share their favorite memories of the Fall Classic.

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September 27, 2010 12:30 pm

Prospectus Hit and Run: Beasterly

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Jay Jaffe

Digging deeper into some good and bad of the American League East's power trio.

When the pitching matchup for Sunday night's Yankees-Red Sox game was initially announced, I joked that I would fake my own death to avoid watching the potentially plodding affair of New York's Dustin Moseley facing off against Daisuke Matsuzaka. As it turns out, the joke was on me, because even having attended three games at Yankee Stadium over the past week (two in the press box, one in the cheap seats) while watching the Yankees duke it out with the American League East's other two heavyweights, I somehow managed to miss out on the best one. With the Yankees riding their second four-game losing streak in a two-week span coming into Sunday, Yankees manager Joe Girardi went to the whip and started Phil Hughes—who was set to be skipped in accordance with efforts to manage his innings total—in Moseley's place. Hughes gave the Yankees his best outing in more than a month, and the same can be said for Matsuzaka. The result was a taut 10-inning thriller worthy of the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball hype.

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