Subterranean Home Park Blues

If all you watched was baseball pertaining to that Bronx team — and let’s face it, that describes a certain portion of this blog’s readership — you’d think that home run rates were off the charts this year given the major league-leading 1.81 homers per game that are being hit at Epic Fail Stadium. That’s …

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The Museum of Small-Sample Split Oddities

Step right up and get your small-sample anomalies! That’s the subject of today’s BP/ESPN piece, which starts with a Yankee: We’re just past a third of the way through the season, and it’s no secret that the new Yankee Stadium has played as a hitter’s park thus far. After 29 games played in the Bronx, …

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Young Guns, Old Clip

Last week’s WWZN Young Guns radio hit, discussing Russ Ortiz’s short-lived lead over namesake David in the 2009 home run rankings, the possibility of the Blue Jays remaining factors in the AL East, the sudden power outbursts of Mark Teixeira and Alex Rodriguez, and other fun stuff. The segment was recorded via iPhone while I …

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Fear and Loathing Atop the All-Time Home Run List, or Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way?

Our long national nightmare is finally over. On Tuesday night, Barry Bonds finally hit his 756th home run, topping Hank Aaron’s record, a record that stood for over 33 years as perhaps the most hallowed statistical accomplishment in the annals of sport. Surprisingly, the world didn’t end. I missed the home run. Or rather, to …

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