The summer that I was 20, I worked in the D.C. bureau of a newspaper chain. It was a pretty good gig, so far as these internships go: I got to do some real reporting and make a stupid face in the background of a White House press briefing on C-SPAN2, and it paid above…
Canadian conundrum: Maple Leafer James Paxton throws no-no against Canada’s team, the Blue Jays.
Essential highlights from 4/20-22.
Is bunting to break up a no-hitter only controversial because of how our brains work?
How to do good cheers when pitchers lose their no-hitters
A guide to when to tune in to a no-hitter in progress.
Ben and Sam banter about seeing no-hitters and team philosophies, then discuss potential solutions for each contender’s biggest need.
Is there a downside to trying to protect a pitcher by cutting an excellent outing short?
Ben and Sam discuss whether we should care about pitch counts in no-hitters, then talk about the gap between Joe Blanton’s actual and estimated ERA.
Ben and Sam answer the most listener emails they’ve ever answered.
Ben and Sam draft starting pitchers age 25 and under, then discuss whether there’s any significance to the fact that we haven’t seen a no-hitter yet this season.
No Mets pitcher has ever thrown a no-hitter? How unlikely is their no no-no streak, and how many no-hitters would we expect them to have?
Philip Humber’s perfect game ended with a controversial call, but close plays to preserve no-hitters are the norm, not the exception.