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Baseball, Drugs, and the Hall of Fame

Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Baseball | 0 comments

Baseball, Drugs, and the Hall of Fame

Leaving performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) out of the equation for a moment, and looking at the raw numbers alone, here’s a list of eligible players sorted by career WAR (I also looked at the trendy JAWS but didn’t like it).

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How to Hit a Baseball

Posted by on Aug 8, 2010 in Baseball | 0 comments

How to Hit a Baseball

I’ve been playing recreational ball for a long time now, and I am naturally an analytical pain-in-the-ass, so I like to think that I know something about hitting a baseball.

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Prospecting

Posted by on Jun 12, 2010 in Baseball | 2 comments

Prospecting

Back in the early 90’s, when I was collecting baseball cards and trying to find the next superstar, I started getting into stats and number-crunching. That’s how I learned to use Excel.

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The Ballparks

Posted by on Jun 18, 2008 in Baseball | 0 comments

The Ballparks

As every baseball fan knows, the ballpark is a big part of going to a baseball game. The view, the crowd, the food. It all plays a part in the live baseball experience. A great ballpark makes a good game even better, but a shitty ballpark makes what is usually a relatively boring game intolerable.

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Which Players Would Benefit Most from Steroids?

Posted by on Jul 20, 2007 in Baseball | 0 comments

Which Players Would Benefit Most from Steroids?

While watching the Giants GameCast today, watching Bonds inch closer to the home run record, I started wondering if there were any OTHER players who could theoretically benefit MORE from using steroids than Barry Bonds has. I’m not just talking home runs, but overall hitting. Bonds is/was certainly one of the game’s best hitters, but are there any other players who may be able to improve their game more than Bonds did by using steroids? I’ve never seen any kind of analysis attempting to answer this question, so I went for it.

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