Here’s wishing all broadcasters would quit obsessing over something rather trivial.
The race in the National League is so hot it bleeds red, while there is no competition when determining the best American League pitcher.
Was Bobby Cox’s decision to not line up his rotation for a key series against the Phillies suicidal to the Braves’ playoff hopes?
Contextualizing when a record occurred does not cheapen the feat, but instead magnifies it.
Were the Cardinals playing contender pretender before their collapse?
Carlos Gonzalez has huge home-road splits, but he doesn’t have the most dramatic splits of all time.
Is Chipper Jones a greater switch-hitter than Eddie Murray and Pete Rose?
The chances of someone leading the league in batting avearge, homers, and RBI have grown long in just a week.
The Dodgers’ first baseman doesn’t hit a lot of home runs but he drives in a quite a few runs.
Someone has replaced Prince Albert as the most likely to make history.
PITCHf/x shows that Tim Lincecum is in the midst of making a transition.
Players who shine from both sides of the plate are becoming rarer.
Brett Myers has put together an interesting string of starts in his first season with the Astros.
Albert Pujols and Joey Votto both have a chance at the first Triple Crown since 1967, if Omar Infante doesn’t get in the way.
No one has won the league batting, home run, and RBI titles in the same season since 1967, but that could change this year.
A rundown of the starting pitchers from both leagues who have been just a tick below the level of greatness this season.