Author Archives: Ray Wyvill

An Opening Day Reflection

It is often said that a picture is worth 1000 words.  This one is worth 1000 more.  With a full blown smile future Hall of Famer Tris Speaker looks out onto the greenery of Griffith Stadium as a Washington Senator … Continue reading

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Baseball’s “Opener”

  During the course of the winter there was no shortage of consternation among players about a lack of free agency movement.  Fast-forward to mid-March with The Bryce/ Manny Show having inked big, fat deals and all is well.   Or … Continue reading

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“And then what?” A Bryce Perspective

It is often said that life imitates art.  Actually, it’s the other way around.  But, the idea that what we witness on a daily basis can be captured in just a few hundred pages of writing or a few hours … Continue reading

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A Late Winter of Discontent

  Coming into the final week of February the baseball world should be slowly emerging from the caves of hibernation hungry, but in good spirits.  Already this month there is nearly 40 more minutes of daylight than at the start. … Continue reading

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February and Baseball

Old Man Winter is a malicious soul.  He arrives to great fanfare in the midst of any number of celebrations.  The Winter Solstice sits near the peak of the holiday season.  Punctuated with gatherings, family, and rituals the period is … Continue reading

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Playing 4-D Chess in the Game of Baseball

The job of a Major League Baseball General Manager is a study in complexity.  There are skill sets that require years of immersion to obtain.  Responsibilities are abundant.  Performance expectations are of the highest magnitude.  And, the baseball world is … Continue reading

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The Wait for White Smoke

It’s a safe bet that Curt Flood never envisioned this.  When the pathfinder of Free Agency launched his business-changing quest to abolish the onerous “Reserve Clause” the owners held all the cards.   Print media used to publish the sports transactions … Continue reading

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The Southpaw Advantage

A recent study shone a light on a fact that is in plain view: There is more Left-handed representation in Baseball at the Pitcher position than the general population.  The disparity is not insignificant.  Depending on the resource cited lefties … Continue reading

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Tweaking the Game: Ultimate Outcomes

(Last of a two-part series) Any business proprietor will tell you that facing continual challenges is a central element of operation.  Baseball is hardly immune.  The current hurdles staring at the corporate Major League Baseball afterguard are not insurmountable by … Continue reading

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The Changing Game: Ultimate Outcomes

(First of a two-part series) Changes in baseball may happen at a glacial pace, but over time they produce dramatic effects.  Much like any business, baseball as an industry faces constant challenges. Many of them are of their own making.  … Continue reading

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