Category Archives: Baseball

Oakland A’s Second Trimester Review

First of all, a mea culpa: I wrote a first trimester review for the Giants, but not for the A’s. I intended to, but didn’t for a simple reason: I’ve had hardly any time to watch baseball this season, and … Continue reading

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San Francisco Giants Second Trimester Review

As I noted in my first trimester review of the Giants, in Moneyball, Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane explained to writer Michael Lewis that he breaks a season into thirds when he’s constructing his team. The first third is for … Continue reading

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The Meaning of a No-Hitter

There is nothing else in sports that makes you drop what you’re doing and sprint for a TV like the words “no-hitter.” This is true no matter who is pitching, but if the guy throwing the no-no happens to play … Continue reading

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My Favorite Ballparks

Inspired in part by Jonah Keri’s story on Grantland, I thought I’d write a post about my favorite ballparks. It’s hardly as comprehensive as Keri’s; I’ve only been to twelve Big League stadiums (that includes two that have been demolished, … Continue reading

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If I Could Play…

One of Oscar Wilde’s greatest quotes (and he has many), is, “Talent borrows, genius steals.” I don’t consider myself a genius, but when I read the blogpost my good buddy Juan Alvarado Valdivia wrote last week, in which he detailed … Continue reading

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San Francisco Giants First Trimester Review

In Moneyball, Oakland A’s GM Billy Beane explained to writer Michael Lewis that he breaks a season into thirds when he’s constructing his team. The first third is for figuring out what you have; the second third, leading up the … Continue reading

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The Greatest Moment of My Baseball Career

As I said in my 2013 MLB Preview, I have a deep and abiding love for the game of baseball, but the sad reality is that I was never much of an athlete, nor much good at the game. I … Continue reading

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2013 Baseball Season Preview

“I’d walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.”  –Pete Rose I love sports in general, but baseball in particular has been a raison d’etre for me since I was eight or nine years old. Of course, my … Continue reading

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