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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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DH; or, Designated Hebrew

It’s been forty years (and two weeks) in the wilderness. Ron Blomberg became the first DH on April 6, 1973. From Atlanta and still living there, Blomberg—whom I (Evander) had the pleasure to meet a year ago—went thro his own … 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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Playoffs So Far: It Gets Weirder

This is truly one of the most bizarre postseasons I (Evander) have seen since playoffs-baseball was introduced in the major leagues in 1969. The idea was formulated after the so-called Year of the Pitcher in 1968, when interest due to … Continue reading

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Playoffs So Far: More Unpredictability

The 2012 playoffs have so far featured a botched infield fly rule call against the hard-luck Atlanta Braves and a number of other surprises. The biggest has to be the first postseason game since 1933 in Washington, D.C. The Nats … Continue reading

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A Most Unusual 2012

On the eve of the finish of the 2012 Major League Baseball regular season, I (Evander) thought I ought to highlight a few of the unusual aspects of this most unusual season. As of today, only one American League club, … Continue reading

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Manny Ramirez Returns

The Oakland Athletics have signed the always-colorful baseball bad boy and dropout Manny Ramirez. After serving a fifty-game suspension for “testing positive,” The Pride of George Washington High School will be in his twentieth Major League Baseball season and active … Continue reading

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