1. The Bert Blyleven Series, Part Three: Bert Blyleven and Nolan Ryan

    The argument, as I stated in part one and two of my Bert Blyleven series, is simple: Blyleven is a clear Hall of Famer. Obviously and unfortunately, there is still a segment of the BBWAA that needs convincing...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 452 reads 3 comments

  2. The Blyleven Series Part Two: Bert's Big Postseason Moment

    The playoffs, whether fair or not, determine a lot in terms of historical value for both baseball fans and writers alike...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 153 reads 4 comments

  3. The Blyleven Series, Part 1: Blyleven, Morris, and Pitching To the Score

    Just in case anyone missed the month old occurrence, the BBWAA elected their Hall of Fame class for 2010. Standard for the course, a lot of anger resulted from the public this year over some noteworthy omissions...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 158 reads 1 comments

  4. Jim Rice Is Not a Baseball Legend

    The month was January 2009. It was a simpler time, when unemployment was only in the single digits, Michael Jackson was still alive, and baseball awards were still predicated on RBI totals and Wins...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 514 reads 14 comments

  5. 2010 MLB Predictions: Adrian Beltre and the Effect of Home-Road Splits

    The defensive transformation of Boston was completed a few weeks ago, when the Red Sox spent $10 million for one year of Adrian Beltre...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 539 reads 1 comments

  6. Jason Bay Will Be Missed, But Boston Red Sox Were Correct in Letting Him Go

    So the Bay era is over in Boston. Probably a lot sooner than many Red Sox fans, myself included, had hoped. Jason Bay, while no Manny Ramirez with the bat, provided the Red Sox with a very solid ...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 1,089 reads 7 comments

  7. Stirring The Pot: The NCAA Coaching Carousel

    So in the event you have been living under a rock these past few days, Mike Leach, Texas Tech's head coach and one of the more popular coaches in NCAA football, was fired...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 4 years ago 186 reads 0 comments

  8. Keith Law and the NL Cy Young Vote

    So in case you had not heard, the fellow nerds of baseball prospectus, beyond the box score, fangraphs, and the like really lost their ability to complain about their annual insane individual award vote...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about almost 5 years ago 718 reads 0 comments

  9. My Fictional 2010 Hall of Fame Ballot

    The baseball season is over. The hot stove season begins. The highlight of the offseason for most baseball fans, however, is the annual narcissism festival of the BBWAA, which is telling us, the fans, who the best players in baseball history are...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about almost 5 years ago 292 reads 5 comments

  10. The War Against Strikeouts

    Ask any little leaguer what's the worst result of an at bat, and they will most likely tell you the same thing: "strikeout". For as long as we have been fans of the game, we have, in some way, thought of the strikeout as a badge of shame...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about almost 5 years ago 150 reads 6 comments

  11. Statistical Report on Run Scoring In Baseball

    Without perspective, baseball statistics are meaningless. But with, even the most basic of statistics can provide a wealth of information on the sport. With the help of http://www.baseballprospectus...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 5 years ago 604 reads 3 comments

  12. NBA Analysis Volume One: Possessions Per Game Vs. Wins

    We hear it all the time when it comes to the NBA: Champions play a half-court game. Thanks to the recent success of teams like the Spurs, and the Celtics' six game victory over the much quicker ...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about over 5 years ago 1,421 reads 8 comments

  13. My Email to Murray Chass

    The old guard of baseball writing has found the Internet. Unfortunately, the old guard still wants nothing to do with any real analysis. While almost a month late in reading, this post on Murray Chass' blog set my "Pujols for MVP" blood back boiling...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about almost 6 years ago 186 reads 4 comments

  14. New England Patriots Facing Uphill Battle in the Postseason

    Nice win yesterday afternoon, boys. The schedule does not look half bad, either, with a bad Oakland, an Arizona team that is historically poor on the East Coast and 3-4 in 2008 on the road, and a free-falling Buffalo...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about almost 6 years ago 359 reads 0 comments

  15. Witnessing the Celtics Rebuild As a Young Bostonian

    The year was 1994. I was not even 8 yet at the time. The Boston Garden was still a proud home of athletes, and the city still drove through expressways that were not built underground or underwater...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about almost 6 years ago 328 reads 2 comments

  16. Mercifully Not MVP: 2008's Most Overrated MLB Players

    MVP voting has come and gone. And for the first time ever, I am happy about both MVP selections. Hell, I am happy about both Cy Young award winners...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about almost 6 years ago 669 reads 22 comments

  17. Will The Real Wallabies Please Stand Up?

    53-8Who would have guessed that would happen before Saturday's test match?Who would have guessed Jongi Nokwe would have the honor of being the first Springbok ever to score four tries ...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 6 years ago 341 reads 1 comments

  18. Fantasy Football Chronicles Part 1: The Draft

    Call it what you please. Male bonding, Dungeons and Dragons for old guys, something to do at work that is not work. Whatever you call it, one thing is certain: Fantasy Football fever is sweeping the nation again...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 6 years ago 285 reads 0 comments

  19. Race For 2008 American League MVP Heating Up

    If the season were to end right now, the voters would be faced with one hell of a dilemma. Who is the MVP of the American League? With numerous factors in the mix that can shake up the vote, the AL has turned into a proverbial crap shoot in terms of MVP.

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 6 years ago 1,069 reads 0 comments

  20. Tri-Nations Destined To Be Decided In Brisbane

    I have learned a very simple rule in 2008 in regards to rugby: Never count out the All Blacks in the Tri-Nations...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 6 years ago 455 reads 2 comments

  21. Top 10 Easiest Athletes To Make Fun Of

    Many of us dream about it as little kids: becoming a professional athlete. Getting paid millions of dollars to play a game, the fame, the sheer fact that it looks a whole lot better than the ...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 6 years ago 1,920 reads 4 comments

  22. Manny Ramirez Trade Rumors, Year Number Eight

    July 31st. It might as well become a holiday in the city of Boston, along with Evacuation Day, Boston's way of citing the Revolutionary War as an excuse to skip work and celebrate St...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 6 years ago 1,720 reads 8 comments

  23. Rugby: ELVs Coming to a Pitch Near You

    Today, I found out via email of a change coming for me in the Fall. The Stellenbosch Laws, aka the experimental law variations (ELVs) are coming to the New England Rugby Football Union, my governing union...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 6 years ago 451 reads 5 comments

  24. Wheeling and Dealing: The 2008 MLB Trade Deadline

    Disclaimer: While I am a good baseball mind, I am by no means an expert in farm systems, and most of these deals will probably not even come close to happening anyway...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 6 years ago 826 reads 7 comments

  25. Richie Sexson Released, but Bavasi's Legacy Lives On

    The Mariners are a joke. There is really no other way to describe it. Everything from a lineup that would make any good SABRmetric disciple cry, to terrible trades and signings, the Mariners have been a front-office disaster in the era of Bill Bavasi...

    Joe Regan Written by Joe Regan about 6 years ago 804 reads 0 comments