Review: The Only Rule is it Has to Work

Everyone with even a peripheral knowledge of baseball knows the basic premise of Moneyball. Both the book and the movie were hits, the latter even garnering a best picture nod. The story of Billy Beane’s desire to shape a winning team around the use of sabermetrics brought the notion of OBP to a much wider audience….

Linked – Friday Feb 24

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. A great story about how the iconic Blue Jays logo was created. Jake Peavy isn’t reporting to any spring training camps this year, and the reason for it is heartbreaking. Rob Manfred continues to make stupid decisions. Stacey May Fowles explains why the intentional walk…

Top 10 most ridiculous minor league team names

It’s no secret for anyone who has known me for any length of time that I love minor league teams. I’m not over the top crazy about following prospects, though it is a lot of fun to see future stars in the making. No, my love of the minor league system is entirely based in…

Winter is over, and baseball is here at last

**This piece was originally published at Bless You Boys on Feb 19, 2015** Baseball is a game of measured breaths. It is the time between moments, when a pitcher adjusts his grip and a batter chokes up on the bat. It is the ebb and flow of the outfield, as the tides change from power…

Linked – Monday Feb 13

A weekly roundup of what’s good to read in baseball. Hannah Jeter wrote a beautiful editorial about her romance with Yankees great Derek Jeter, and there’s a little bit of exciting news in there, too. Grant Brisbee is very much on point with his scathing take-down of the newly proposed baseball rules. His URL game…

Let’s get hyped

As the winter months start to drag on and it feels like the shortest month might actually be the longest, the light at the end of the tunnel can seem miles away. For baseball fans, there’s a long, seemingly endless haul between October and April, where any ember of information is enough to stoke the…