1. Still Not Satisfied, Padres Acquire Red Sox' Green Monster (Satire)

    At a press conference today, new San Diego Padres GM Jed Hoyer announced that the team has agreed to purchase Fenway Park’s legendary “Green Monster” from the Boston Red Sox...

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  2. Cleveland's Black Tuesday: Indians Sell Kelly Shoppach at Huge Discount

    The week after Thanksgiving is Open Season for bargain hunters. Holiday shoppers all over the country flock to Best Buy and Target in search of discounted products they don’t actually need...

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  3. Here's Jhonny!: Marco Scutaro Not Boston Red Sox's Only Shortstop Option

    There are some things in life we know to be true. The sun rises in the East. Politicians are crooks. Family Guy will never be funnier than The Simpsons was at its peak. And the Boston Red Sox will sign Marco Scutaro...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about over 4 years ago 516 reads 7 comments

  4. Hotnuke's Explosion: Fallout from Site Update Threatens to Poison B/R Community

    I am not normally one to defend the establishment. As a person who frequently finds myself holding the minority opinion, I am uncomfortable praising the status quo, which is usually more than capable of patting itself on the back...

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  5. Casting "The Simpsons" with MLB Players

    For almost 20 years, Matt Groening's "The Simpsons" has been a cornerstone of American pop culture. Even if the show has declined a bit in the last few years, it remains a gleaming bastion of wit and entertainment...

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  6. Feet of Clay: Boston Red Sox Should Part with Clay Buchholz

    Clay Buchholz is the pride and joy of the Boston Red Sox’s farm system. With a minor league record of 31-14 with a 2.42 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and a 4...

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  7. Less Is Mauer: Why Zack Greinke Is the AL MVP

    In discussing the Cy Young award, the debate is hindered by the question of what, exactly, the voters are judging the players on. In the 2009 NL Cy Young race, for example, people who look primarily to players’ skill sets supported Tim Lincecum...

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  8. The Fall Of The Republic: NL Cy Young Voting Shows BBWAA's Incompetence

    From Plato to Voltaire, the Republic has been the government of choice for intellectuals for millennia. Dismissive of people’s ability to rule themselves, yet similarly wary of totalitarianism, ...

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  9. Albert Pujols Wins NL Cy Young Award (Satire)

    The Baseball Writers Association of America has selected St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Albert Pujols as the 2009 National League Cy Young Award winner, according to a press release from Major League Baseball...

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  10. Cleveland Indians To Reacquire Milton Bradley? (Satire)

    The Cleveland Indians have begun talks with the Chicago Cubs about reacquiring Milton Bradley, according to Haul Poynes of the Dain Plealer...

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  11. ROY Andrew Bailey Just the Latest Product of Oakland Athletics' Closer Factory

    Let’s be honest; Moneyball hasn’t quite worked out over the last few years. The Oakland Athletics had gone 457-353 under Billy Beane’s leadership when Moneyball was published after the 2002 season...

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  12. Win in Doubt: An Obsolete Statistic Overstays Its Welcome

    What is the best way to measure a pitcher’s skill? Is it his strikeout rate, demonstrating the pitcher’s ability to prevent batters from hitting the ball? Is it innings pitched, ...

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  13. 2003 Hundred: The Forgotten Story of the Spartan Red Sox

    Everyone knows that Zac Snyder's epic war film "300" was based on real events. Unfortunately, very few people actually know what events the movie portrayed...

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  14. No Glove Lost Between Us: Bring Omar Vizquel Home to the Cleveland Indians

    I read a rumor last night that inspired me. It set my mind in motion, and I came up with an idea so easy and exciting that I had trouble falling asleep...

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  15. Here's Your Cy: Why Chris Carpenter Is the NL Cy Young

    For the most part, the 2009 MLB Awards Season will be a snoozefest. Sure, there will be some debate over secondary awards like Rookie of the Year, but for the most part, the major hardware is spoken for...

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  16. It's Tribe Time...Sort of: Former Indians Make Postseason Impact

    It was another disappointing October in Cleveland, as it has been each year since 1948. It is perhaps a blessing that the Indians did not make it far enough to collapse on the big stage, as they routinely did throughout the '90s and again in 2007...

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  17. MLB Music: Chart-Topping Hits for the 2009 Season

    Is it just me, or is Bon Jovi getting annoying? Once the kings of pop metal, the band that serenades us during postseason commercial breaks has become a watered-down country-rock group with none of the edge they used to have...

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  18. Manny at the Bat

    Ernest Lawrence Thayer's classic poem "Casey at the Bat" is perhaps the greatest baseball story of all time. Period. The only possible criticism one could make of the story is the lack of personality exhibited by the titular titan, Casey...

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  19. Solving the Cleveland Indians' Third Base Woes: Lucky There's a Gamel-Y Guy

    Any Cleveland fan with a decent short-term memory knows that, for the past several seasons, the Tribe has experienced consistent inconsistency at third base. Since Travis Fryman hung up his cap, the Indians have had a revolving door at the hot corner...

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  20. Hit and (Now) Missed: The 1999 Indians

    The 1999 Cleveland Indians had one of the best lineups in the history of Major League Baseball. They had incredible individual accomplishments. Three sluggers combined for 108 homers. Four hitters had RBIs in the triple-digits...

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  21. Echoes of '03: Why Did Charlie Manuel Listen to Pedro Martinez?

    Top of the eighth, Yankees lead 3-1. Jimmy Rollins at first, Shane Victorino at second, and one out. The legendary Mariano Rivera toes the rubber, then delivers the payoff pitch to Chase Utley...

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  22. Is a Good World Series Too Much to Ask?

    Like many baseball fans, I spend the entire year waiting for playoff season. To me, the stretch from July to November is a nonstop crescendo of euphoria...

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  23. Hoping We CC a Lee Victory

    Sunday night’s ALCS game was a watershed event in my young life. After relentlessly hating them for years and years—since before I can remember—I found myself almost kind of happy to see the Yankees beat the Angels...

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  24. Who Watches the Watchmen?: Casting the Movie, MLB Style

    Everyone who has had the good fortune to read Alan Moore's "Watchmen" knows that it is one of the greatest literary works of all time. Entertainment Weekly called it the 13th-best book since 1983...

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  25. Interesting Tidbits: Five Things I've Learned While Watching TBS

    Like many baseball fans, I have spent a good number of hours watching TBS over the past couple weeks. TBS' coverage has been jam-packed with colorful commentary and insight from the brightest baseball minds in the world...

    Lewie Pollis Written by Lewie Pollis about almost 5 years ago 527 reads 15 comments