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2014 Major League Predictions

In time-honored fashion, and this being the ROTB Project blog-number 499, here come my (Evander’s) guesses for the 2014 Major League Baseball season. (“Predictions” is such a silly word. Who could? Well, I! in this 2-year-old podcast.) American League East: … Continue reading

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Masahiro Tanaka in the New Year

The major-leagues’ sweepstakes for twenty-five-year-old Masahiro Tanaka, who had an incredible 24-0 record for the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles of the 2007 Japan Pacific League in 2013, is on. Teams figuring to bid high (a lot of money) and far … Continue reading

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Predicting the 2013 Baseball Season

The 2013 baseball season, which opens on April Fools’ Day, promises to make a fool of all prognosticators. Nothing new in this. How could one imagine the Fall Classic when spring has barely sprung? To make things even a little … Continue reading

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Tough-luck Buck

Buck Showalter was with the Hyannis Port Mets of the Cape Cod League (which he tore up offensively) as well as then a fine minor-league first baseman in the Yankees farm system. Buck had the poor luck of being at … Continue reading

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Yankees and Tigers Take a Day Off

The New York City weather forecast is positive for tomorrow night as the Yankees and Tigers square off, winner-take-all….At this writing, congratulations go to Nolan Ryan and the Texas Rangers for once again crushing the Tampa Bay Rays. The wily … Continue reading

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Ian Kennedy, Clayton Kershaw, Justin Verlander

One of the true surprises, if not shocks, of 2011 is the success of Yankees castoff Ian Kennedy (21-4). His earned-run average is something like 2.88 and he has nearly 200 strikeouts. As the Yankees were developing Phil Hughes, Ian … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Bob Uecker and the Brew Crew

The Milwaukee Brewers have not been to the postseason since 1982. 1982! Congratulations to Bernie Brewer, and, above all, long-suffering broadcasting great, former backstop of the St. Louis Cardinals, star of Mr. Belvedere, known simply as “Mr. Baseball” himself, Bob … Continue reading

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All Across the Telegraph His Name It Did Resound

Mariano Rivera mowed down the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning of a close game, during the heat of a pennant race, thereby becoming the all-time leader in saves in baseball history. He did it at Yankee Stadium and made … Continue reading

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Why I Like the Colorado Rockies in the NL West

Let me say, my ramblings in no way reflect “The Opinion Of The Management.” I like the Colorado Rockies. I liked the Rockies last year. I liked them in 2009. Playing mile-high baseball gives a great home-field (and home-run) advantage. … Continue reading

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