Patrick stumbles upon a random baseball quote that summarizes how to write, Bryan breaks out his Monster Manual to preview the 2017 season, and Emma sees a fear of quietness in every half-inning break.
Are the A’s just spinning their wheels?
Nathan explores the psyche of a young Cubs fan-to-be, Jason drafts Trevor May and discovers alienation, and the gang votes on their favorite Topps cards of the 80s.
A narrative poem about a diminuitive hero of the past, a polemic against the laziness of polemics, and a piece that reveals too much about one author’s financial status.
We know Ty Kelly wants you to know his heart. We don’t know if Josh Phegley exists. And Kurt Suzuki we know all too well.
The evolution of chess can tell us a lot about the evolution of baseball.
Glances at the beauty of baseball numerology, the evils of said numerology, and an epitath for a pointless baseball exercise.
Chris Coghlan lands in Philadelphia, Michael Bourn returns to Baltimore, Aaron Hill gives San Francisco some depth, and Jorge De La Rosa tries to hang on in Arizona.
There are plenty of ways to encourage batters to make more contact.
Tampa Bay may feel like a bad team, but is PECOTA nuts to think the Rays are decent?
Sports evolve from rule changes, but often in unforeseen ways.
Cole Hamels says he focuses on throwing strikes and PECOTA says he’s due for a decline, but maybe they’re both lying.
Our hero’s story continues in Seattle (or maybe Tacoma).
What does it mean to have your number retired, but only briefly? And who’s really Mr. Mariner?