Baseball

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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Which Type of Sim League Owner Are You?

Posted by on Jul 3, 2007 in Baseball, Silly | 0 comments

Which Type of Sim League Owner Are You?

I’ve made no secret of my frustrations trading in the baseball simulation league I play in. This afternoon, I tried to categorize the trading styles of all of the owners I’ve dealt with since joining the HOFL in 1995.

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The Birth of Home Run Derby

Posted by on May 19, 2005 in Baseball, Stories | 0 comments

The Birth of Home Run Derby

My friend Rob and I played on our high school varsity baseball team. One very humid summer Houston evening, we headed outside with a plastic bat and ball and began pitching to each other. We made a game of hitting the ball over a light pole in front of my house. The game of Home Run Derby was born.

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