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05-28-11 Padres 2 Nationals 1

Posted on May 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm

05-28-11 Padres 2 Nationals 1

Meh. Yet another one run loss, but I photographed it, so here you go. 1ST: Bases loaded on walks with 1 out and Morse grounds into double play to end chance 2ND: Great catch by Ankiel 3RD: Hairston dives for a grounder and gets a 5-4 fielder's choice 4TH: Teddy didn't win. Abe dramatically fell backwards across the finish line 7TH: Laynce Nix homers into the Nats bullpen 8TH: Coffey time! 8TH: Coffey time! 8TH: Werth makes a nice catch 8TH: ... Continue Reading

Scoresheet of 2011 Opening Day reveals odd phenomenon

Posted on March 31, 2011 at 8:18 pm

Scoresheet of 2011 Opening Day reveals odd phenomenon

With the kick-off of a new season (I'll get to my "Yay! Opening Day!" post when I recover from road rage and frozen numbness), it seems as good a time as any to revisit my baseball scoring system, since I know there are geeks out there who dig this kind of thing (you know who you are!). It's fun to review this every now and then as my system has morphed from season to season. This year I've moved off ... Continue Reading

Let’s Do The Time Warp

Posted on October 23, 2010 at 9:36 am

In 1971 the Washington Senators jumped to the left and landed in Texas, a 40 year anniversary of heartbreak to solemnly acknowledge next year. With a step to the right, the Expos landed in DC in 2005. Pardon the odd analogy, I'm on a Rocky Horror kick lately. That group that stepped to the left is going to the World Series this year and the latest incarnation hasn't sniffed the opportunity yet. Maybe in just seven days (years), they can ... Continue Reading

Unwritten Rules

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 8:33 am

More ink has been spilled in writing about the Book of Unwritten Rules than in writing the book itself. And half that ink was spilled in the last month in articles criticizing Nyjer Morgan for breaking those rules. After Nyjer Morgan was thrown behind in that fateful Marlins game on September 1st leading up to the "clotheslined" brawl and Morgan's eight game suspension, the Marlins players were quoted as saying Morgan broke "unwritten rules". Hmmm, maybe somebody should write these ... Continue Reading

Bullpen Rituals

Posted on September 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm

Since I'm waiting for a bit of (extremely cool and voluntary) editorial process on my next post, I thought it'd be fun to share a couple of neat tidbits I picked up while talking to Drew Storen and Collin Balester for the upcoming story. I guess this is my version of "Didn't Make The Paper" errr media site, as the case may be. We were talking about unwritten rules, superstitions and rituals. For example, I've noticed that the pitcher always ... Continue Reading


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