Glorifying the past is all too common, especially in baseball. Dan looks at a litany of arguments about how the level of play has changed over time.
In 2006, one team used baserunning to more of an advantage than any other, while the NL trounced the AL on the basepaths. Dan examines his metrics to ask why this might be.
Rather than resolutions, Dan crosses his fingers, closes his eyes and dreams big for 2007.
Dan examines Bill James’ baserunning metrics and names the best baserunners of 2006 on the major league level.
Dan asks his readers what they want for Christmas, and pulls out a Batted Balls in Play program that you’ll want to share with your young ones this holiday season.
Looking for that perfect baseball book to sit besides Baseball Between the Numbers under the Christmas tree or Chanukah menorah?
Dan jumps right back into the topic of “first contact,” and finds some surprising results.
Dan goes channel serf on us, and reaches an unsurprising conclusion.
Dan takes on an old saw–does a pitcher really have the advantage if the opposing hitter has never faced him before?
Dan sorts through the historical story of rainouts in baseball, and laments the doubleheader au natural.
Dan charts progress and shows a new way to document pitcher performance in-game.
Dan wonders if there’s any truth to a now-famous Dusty Baker saying.
Dan dives into seeing what a more mathematical model would say about the outcomes of postseason series, and responds to some reader suggestions on the scarcity of triples.
Dan reviews the no-longer funny Padres and their bid to take down the somewhat more embarrassed Cardinals in a rematch from last season’s playoffs.
Where have all the triples gone? Dan investigates.