Can’t Watch the World Series?

The pain is real. If you’re like me and can’t get enough baseball (even if your team is already out), you’ve been watching this postseason with rapt attention. The games have been thrilling, even when they seem to run super long. All bullpen management seems to have been thrown to the wind in favor if…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 23

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Have a spare $10k laying around? Why not grab this vintage 1910 Tigers World Series sweater? Statheads are losing their minds about this postseason. Should the All-Star Game really be such a big factor in the World Series home field advantage? Why is it the…

Interview: Emily Waldon – Prospect Evaluator

90 Feet From Home is a blog for everyone who loves baseball, but we want to make an extra effort to shine a spotlight on women working within the industry. This is the first of an ongoing series of interviews with the hard-working ladies who are so passionate about baseball they decided to make it…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 16

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Vin Scully is as wonderful as ever, making Jimmy Kimmel blush furiously while he calls his Celebrity Softball home-run. Mary Weider, who I wrote about in my #WhatABaseballFanLooksLike post was named the 2016 Tigers fan of the year, and deservedly so.   Spent some time…

Review: Pitch – “The Break”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch. It’s the All-Star break in San Diego. With only one player–Mike Lawson–expected to be on the roster, Ginny and Blip have made their own plans for the annual week-long summer break from baseball activities. Blip, who has never been named to the team, will…

So Your Girlfriend Loves Baseball

Men, let’s talk. It’s the baseball postseason, and the woman in your life seems to have gone insane. She’s reorganizing her social calendar, eating microwave pizza for dinner while sitting in front of the TV, watching games she normally wouldn’t care about. And if you even suggest switching to Netflix for an episode of Luke Cage she looks…

How to Care About the Postseason…

… When Your Team is Already Out. Welcome to Team Disappointment, Red Sox and Rangers fans. Getting swept a week into the postseason is rough. I’d argue it might be harder than not making the cut at all, because hopes are never higher than those few glorious days after the end of the regular season,…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 9

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Sports Illustrated might win the most unexpected headline of the year for their piece on commentator Joe Buck’s addiction to hair plugs. Yes, this is a real story. SI also brings you the 10 players to watch in the postseason. Britni de la Cretaz interviews…

Review: Pitch – “Beanball”

Note: this review contains spoilers for all currently aired episodes of Pitch.   Last week I asked “What was up with that final scene between Mike and Amelia?” and my question was answered in the opening frames of episode three as we pan over their discarded clothing and find the two enjoying a nice morning…

90 Feet Guesses the Postseason Outcomes

Tis the season for wild speculation! In the grand tradition of the postseason, I’m making my picks for the outcome of each bracket. Toronto and San Francisco have already claimed their wild card wins, so here we go! ALDS Winners: Boston Red Sox vs Cleveland Indians – Boston Toronto Blue Jays vs Texas Rangers –…

You Can’t Win Them All

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a baseball team will lose about 50% of its games in a given season. Staying above that .500 mark is what it takes to stay in contention. Winning 90 games out of 162 (~56%) is a great year. The Chicago Cubs had the best win percentage in baseball…

Linked – Week Ending Oct 2

A weekly rundown of what’s good to read in baseball. Ken Rosenthal makes his annual picks for best of the season, and most of them I agree with (I’d rank Scherzer higher in NL Cy Young, and JV tops my AL Cy Young picks) ESPN shares a story from former Brewer/current Ranger Jonathan Lucroy on…