Short Relief is taking the probably necessary measure of keeping a source anonymous as it details its involvement in the longstanding cold war between announcer Mario Impemba and analyst Rod Allen, which boiled over in a physical altercation. The source wished to be identified as an office chair with close ties to the announcing crew….
Why does PECOTA hate [insert team name here] every single year?!
Joe Maddon, Buck Showalter, and the questionable bullpen management that came before them.
Weird Baseball gets weirder when no one notices.
A semi-complete list of people who are (and aren’t) at fault for Manny Machado’s almost beanball.
How will Tuesday affect the decisions of Buck Showalter moving forward?
Zach Britton’s absence was the big story, but the Blue Jays’ win was about much more than Buck Showalter’s curious decision.
Ben and and Sam banter about Bronson Arroyo and Sean Doolittle, then discuss comments by John Lackey and Jose Bautista.
Why we might be overestimating pitchers’ offensive abilities. Yes, OVERestimating.
Is there a better way to vote for Manager of the Year?
The AL results of the 21st-annual Internet Baseball Awards are in, and the big winner is as old as the IBAs are.
If the Orioles want to extend their surprise season beyond the wild-card game, they should make the most of what got them there.
Ben and Sam discuss the Orioles’ exciting 14-inning victory over Tampa Bay, then break down Rafael Soriano’s season and his upcoming opt-out decision.