Monday, January 18, 2021

Dueling dichotomies help baseball rather than divide it

The double dichotomies make baseball more marketable.

The Mexican League is retiring #34 league-wide, now the Dodgers need to

The Dodgers should have been the first team to retire #34.

Boring Minor League team names are a waste of an opportunity; how to be better

There’s nothing more disappointing than a Minor League affiliate with the same name as the parent team, unless its cliche like "Bulldogs" or "Cougars."

All non-pro level sports teams should have ridiculous names

Most of us have spent time looking through all of the Minor League baseball team names across the country. Ridiculous names should be required.

The Dodgers benefit from WEEI firing Tim Neverett

Rich Hill
The Boston Red Sox and their partners at WEEI in Boston for radio announced that Tim Neverett would not return for the 2019 season. Neverett has spent the last three seasons as the partner to Joe Castiglione at WEEI.  A native of Nashua, New Hampshire, Neverett, age 52, left his job for the Pirates to come home and call...

Did Pulling Rich Hill Cost the Dodgers?

Rich Hill
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Stretch, Stretch, It’s Gone; Willie McCovey dies at age 80

Willie McCovey is gone, and Northern California baseball will never be the same.

Key pitches in the longest game in World Series history

World Series
It was an unbelievable Game 3 between the Dodgers and Red Sox. Here is the data for some of the key pitches from the long night.

Dodgers and Red Sox bring baseball’s best bats to the World Series

World Series
Two of baseball's best offenses get set to square up in the World Series as the Los Angeles Dodgers take on the Boston Red Sox.

The ESPN Statcast was excellent—let’s do it every game

For the National League Wild Card game between Chicago and Colorado, ESPN provided an alternate, statistics based broadcast.
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