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September 05, 2013

A Case for Wood as Fourth Playoff Starter

Experience is vital in the playoffs, and it’s doubly important for starting pitchers. When a single run can make the difference between advancing to the next round and ending the season in disappointment, you don’t want your starter to feel …

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August 03, 2013

This is How a Playoff Team Plays

I’ll admit it: coming into the Cardinals series, I was less than confident in the Braves. St. Louis has one of, if not the, best team in baseball this year. We’re an injury-plagued team swinging rubber bats. I would …

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July 12, 2013

The Art of Quitting

Admit it: you’ve reached for a second helping when you already had enough to eat. You’ve had one too many drinks at a family barbecue. You’ve pushed a joke a bit too far and hurt a friend’s feelings. We’ve all …

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May 29, 2013

Short Stick for the Long Ball

Which MLB team hit the fewest homeruns last season? Which team won the World Series last season? Would it surprise you to know that the answer is the same for both questions?

The 2012 Giants hit a measly 103 regular …

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April 25, 2013

Numbers Don’t Lie, They Stretch the Truth

Small sample sizes be damned; let’s quantify some numbers. Below are estimates (based on the highly suspect math of yours truly) for a few players’ full season stats based on their current paces. Some are impossibly good, some frighteningly bad. …

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