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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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We Are the Champions, We Are the Champions, We Are the Champions

In the end, it was diminutive Venezuelan Marco Scutaro delivering as ballyhooed Venezuelan Miguel Cabrera struck out without offering a swing. The Giants earned their seventh World Championship, second in three years, as well as second since leaving New York … Continue reading

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Tyger! Tyger!

I (Evander) continue this amorphous series of postseason blogs where I left off the other day: Expect the unexpected. As James Joyce might have said, yes, rain is general all over the Midwest. The Detroit Tigers, who lead the New … 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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The Unhappy Recap, Part 3

This is part 3 on “The Mets Dark Years” by former National Baseball Hall of Fame researcher and librarian Russell Wolinsky. The Management Following the death of team owner Joan Payson in 1975, Mets management slipped into an era of … Continue reading

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The Unhappy Recap, Part 1

Former Baseball Hall of Fame librarian and researcher Russell Wolinsky is our guest blogger for a special three-part series on “The Dark Years: The Demise of the New York Mets—June 15, 1977, to June 15, 1983.” Please welcome Russell, and … Continue reading

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Once round the Sun for Right Off the Bat

Our blue sphere has made one revolution round the sun, and in the words of James Joyce, “by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to” today, July 12, 2012, Martin and I have thus officially completed one year in print—between … Continue reading

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Johan Santana Throws First No-hitter for Mets in Their 8,020th Game

Congratulations from the Right Off the Bat project to Johan Santana, the first Mets pitcher to twirl a no-hitter. Philip Gregory Humber and David Cone had pitched perfect games for other teams. Former Mets stars Nolan Ryan, Tom Seaver, and … Continue reading

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Top Ten Baseball Stories in 2011

Here comes my (Evander’s, admittedly subjective) Top Ten Baseball Stories and News in 2011. 10. Moneyball is released to theaters on September 23 9. Derek Jeter reaches 3,000 career hits, and Jim Thome reaches 600 career home runs 8. Albert … Continue reading

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A Little More on Albert Pujols

Sentimentality aside, one has to ask why the St. Louis Cardinals, whose owners control most of the beer that flows thro the veins of all sports in the United States, would not match the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim offer … Continue reading

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