Category Archives: Feature

A deep look into the #Nats strikeout history and BABIP!

This off-season has been flying by, and I imagine I’m not the only one who’s extremely hyped for the 2019 season. So why don’t we talk hitting? Just over two years ago, before the 2017 season, I made this post on … Continue reading

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SABR Day at Bob Davids Chapter, Arlington Virginia

So, you might start by asking “what’s a SABR Day?” SABR, the Society for American Baseball Research, has chapters around the country, and indeed, around the world (see www.sabr.org). These chapters hold an annual meeting, typically the last Saturday in … 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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High Stakes Poker at the top of the free agent market! Betting on Harper and Machado!

For a few hours yesterday, all of the baseball focus turned to Mariano Rivera, Mike Mussina, Edgar Martinez, and the family of Roy Halladay. Those four players were voted in baseball’s Hall of Fame and the baseball free agency market … Continue reading

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If I had a flux capacitor and could change Nats history, I’d . . . .

The stove is colder than the weather in DC so let us have some fun with an open-ended poll.

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“Don’t sell me short” — Bryce Harper on exceeding a $400 Million contract!

Players are throwing in their 2¢ on the Bryce Harper/Manny Machado stalemate. Yesterday it was Evan Longoria and Kris Bryant. Players are protecting their turf, but maybe the irrational exuberance of the past has been replaced by teams tanking leaving … Continue reading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 Misinformation Highway has a Pile-up on Bryce Harper and Manny Machado!

They say the internet is the information super highway, but like any good propaganda expert can tell you, the misinformation highway can be very effective also. The rumors surrounding both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado who are sought after by … Continue reading

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The Montreal Expos — The decade of the 80’s

The Expos – The 80’s When the 1979 season came around the Expos were about to enter their 11th season. Their high-water mark was 79 wins but there was a feeling in the air that the team was on the … Continue reading

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The Montreal Expos – The Decade of the 70’s

The Expos – The 70’s. The Expos ended the 1970 season, their 2nd in existence with a 73 – 89 record and while the goal for that year was ’70 in 70’, everyone agreed that the goal going forward would … Continue reading

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