Author Archive


October 03, 2012

Thanks, Chipper

I want to opine about Chipper’s historic career, about his place in the baseball canon, but there are so many smarter, more informed, better writers doing that right now and I don’t need to dilute the waters.

I want to …

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September 26, 2012

Mopping Up the Champagne

After Donovan Solano’s second home run in Tuesday night’s win, I was ready to delay the celebration one more night. I should have known better. I should have known that the game is never over until the last out or …

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September 20, 2012

How to Buck a Slump in Two Weeks

Step number one is to play two series against the Marlins. Miami sports the worst record in the NL East and the sixth worst record in baseball. The pitching staff boasts an ERA over four, a WHIP of 1.35. Sorry

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September 12, 2012

The Offensive Disappearing Act

Exiting Tuesday night’s game in the seventh inning, Tim Hudson showed a rare bit of frustration, tossing his hat and throwing his glove into the dugout. While he was of course upset with himself for leaving the ball over the …

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September 06, 2012

Realistic Expectations for Simmons

Shortstop has been a revolving door for the Braves in 2012. Pastornicky left something to be desired on offense and (especially) defense. Veteran Jack Wilson fielded the position well, but simply can’t hit major-league pitching anymore. I was less than

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