- COMPETING AT BAKING. (1)
- Nick: What’s fascinating, though, is that there isn’t any cash prize for the winner. It’s purely...
- POETRY AND BASEBALL. (2)
- Nick: Correction! It’s @mornacale on Twitter. Slight typo.
- THE OLDEST FANTASY BASEBALL LEAGUE BEGINS ITS NEW SEASON. (1)
- Nick: I believe the live draft has value above and beyond nostalgia and the social benefit of seeing people in...
- THE ETIQUETTE OF EATING PEAS (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: As is so often the case, the Simpsons have indirectly weighed in on this issue, as Homer clumsily and...
- EATING PEAS WITH A KNIFE. (1)
- milton: What was the origin of eating peas with a knife ? Comic strip ? I remember it from the late 40s.. m “I...
- A MOSQUITO AND DNA. (1)
- Nick: Not to take away from how cool that is, but I’d have to think a defense attorney would have a field day...
- HUNTERS IN THE SNOW (WINTER)—THE PAINTING. (1)
- Nick: I haven’t looked at this painting in years, but upon looking at it again I was reminded of what...
- ECONOMICS IS “A COLLECTION OF FUNNY STORIES ABOUT UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES”. (1)
- Nick: In a Simpsons episode, Bart protects two rare lizards such that they are able to breed. The population...
- A BIZARRE BASEBALL RULE CHANGE IS IMPLEMENTED (COMMENT). (1)
- Nick: And all of this to solve a problem that doesn’t really exist. Intentional walks and extra innings games...
- A BIZARRE PROPOSED BASEBALL RULE CHANGE. (1)
- Nick: I’m not a purist, but the problem with this rule is it seems that it would likely result in a bunting...
- “ŚMIGUS-DYNGUS”—A GOOD WORD FOR THE DICTIONARY GAME. (1)
- Nick: We’ve gotten a lot of joy out of a similar game called “Wise & Otherwise.” Instead of a...
- ARMAGEDDON CHESS AND “ARMAGEDDON BASEBALL”. (1)
- Nick: Given how many arms teams tend to have stashed in AAA, it’s not that hard to call up players as needed...
- COMPETING AT BAKING. (1)
Category Archives: Baseball
CATCHING A GRAPE IN YOUR MOUTH DROPPED FROM 101 FEET HIGH. Tyler Cowan on the Marginal Revolution site reports here on the feat of catching a grape dropped from 101 feet high in your mouth. The grapes were walnut sized … Continue reading
DANIEL MURPHY’S GREAT HITTING CONTINUES. In October of 2015, just before the World Series began, I posted here about how Daniel Murphy’s performance in the Series would be a test of whether a baseball or basketball player can have a … Continue reading
IS UNANIMITY AN INDICATION THAT SOMETHING HAS GONE WRONG? I came across a link to this article by Lisa Zyga about statistics in the twitter feed on the Baseball Prospectus blog about the White Sox. (Yes, it was on a … Continue reading
WHY NOT PUT BASEBALL’S “UNWRITTEN RULES” INTO WRITING? There are baseball players who celebrate the tough old days and the traditions which are represented by the “unwritten rules”. The problem with “unwritten rules” is that there is no way of … Continue reading
“FEELING LONESOME DOWN THERE?” The Boston Red Sox and New York Yankee rivalry is probably the most intense in baseball. Tee shirts insulting the other team are big sellers at both ballparks. I have been told that there is an … Continue reading
BASEBALL DEFENSES—POINTS ON A GRID. I have posted, for example here, on the dramatic changes in baseball defenses in the last few years. There were 8134 shifts in the major leagues in 2013, compared to 2357 in 2011. One indication … Continue reading
ANOTHER EXPLANATION FOR DANIEL MURPHY’S STREAK. Andrew Beaton in the Wall Street Journal (May 18) had another explanation of “How Daniel Murphy Became Ted Williams” (as the headline on the article phrased the question.) Beaton began the article by saying … Continue reading
IS THERE AN EXPLANATION FOR WHY DANIEL MURPHY’S HOT STREAK HAS CONTINUED? I have posted several times about Daniel Murphy’s hot streak at the end of the season in 2015. He had never hit more than 14 home runs in … Continue reading
SOME EVIDENCE THAT DEFENDING AGAINST A HOT HAND CAN BE WORTHWHILE. Much of the focus of the studies and papers on whether there is “a hot hand” (and Edmund Andrews says there have been dozens of them) has been on … Continue reading