Thinking of the Utah coal miners after the Tyler Skaggs news; a rundown of what happens when you watch a 15-inning game; teaching your friend in vain that Mike Tauchman isn’t actually good
The Baltimore Oriole confirmed he was a duck all along; Don Orsillo is still missed by Red Sox fans; Kyle Ryan is due to become more famous than his cousin, an expressway.
For some reason, I’ve found myself reading a lot about the 2004 World Series — specifically, the aftermath of the 2004 World Series. The way fans reacted to it, the way Boston media reacted to it, all the stuff people did to celebrate over the winter and into the beginning of the next season. Maybe…
Mary, Kate and Trevor reflect on the final moments of the Red Sox, in terms of prospects, walls, and toilets.
Becoming unmoored in extra innings, losing sight of entire careers, and just not having sight at all.
Mechanics, adjustments, and tidy graphs.
Mary channels Dickens, Matt brainstorms nicknames, and Trevor has an awkward reacquaintance.
On the 18th episode of the DFA podcast, it’s time to talk about all those medium-sized deals that are part and parcel of deadline season. The Padres and Royals swap intriguing pitchers, Jaime Garcia (finally) heads to Minnesota, and the Red Sox add two third basemen: one from within and one from without.
After two days off, SR returns with a record four offerings: NES busts, househunting, letters to Curt Schilling and Furious Cubs.
Meg maps out the elements of a walk off, and Frank looks at whether there in baseball an intelligence we fail to recognize.
Zack continues his bemused exploration of baseball anime, while Mary combs through the ashes to preview the upcoming Red Sox-Orioles series.
The origin story of Marlins Man, Padres Fall Apart, and the moral certitude of Bronson Arroyo.