Tag Archives: Baseball

Another Oakland A’s Choke Job

Yesterday afternoon, a friend called to ask if I was going to watch Game 5 between the A’s and Tigers. I said no, because I knew the A’s were going to lose. She asked, “Why?” I just laughed. Why? Because … Continue reading

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On A-Rod and REAL New York Yankees

If you don’t care about baseball or sports, you can probably skip this one–unless you like rants. If you enjoy a good rant, no matter what the topic is, this might be for you. As Major League Baseball begins to … Continue reading

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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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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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