Archive for January 2014

In the book’s first chapter, an impossible choice — mourn a suddenly-deceased father, or pitch in the World Series?

There’s no better time than January to fix some of baseball’s biggest imaginary problems.

This week, a look at the best pitchers who are the sole major leaguers from their hometowns.

A look at the greatest players from small towns.

A look at pitchers who aren’t quite good enough to be the best.

Some of the best players ever aren’t even the best players from their hometowns.

David Ross got one chance to be a big league starter. It’s a shame he never got another.

Your favorite version of WAR might say something very different from mine. Who’s right and how do we handle it?

Baseball is poetry. This column is about baseball. We’ll leave it at that.

Five games left, but there’s still some interesting stuff going on.