I’ll Show You the Bronx Banter Breakdown V

Alex Belth, Cliff Corcoran and I cut a snappy two-part video series for SNY.tv’s “Bronx Banter Breakdown” yesterday. Part two, covering the lineups, is now up at Bronx Banter. While you’re there, check out Cliff’s excellent piece on the 1950 World Series and its future ramificiations: To give you a sense of just how long …

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All World Series, All the Time

Weather permitting, the World Series begins tonight in the Bronx, and as you’d expect, it’s a busy day for me. For starters, I had the honor of previewing the series for Baseball Prospectus, and I gave it a similarly epic-length treatment as the first two rounds. Cutting to the chase, here’s part of the stuff …

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I’ll Show You the Bronx Banter Breakdown IV

Alex Belth, Cliff Corcoran and I cut a snappy two-part video series for SNY.tv’s “Bronx Banter Breakdown” today. Part one is up at Bronx Banter, and in HD at SNY.tv. One correction to an assertion I made within this video: Pedro Martinez has one postseason start on three days’ rest, in the 1999 AL Division …

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Getting the Monkey Off Their Backs

What a night for the Yankees! It wasn’t pretty, but they managed to turn nine singles, nine walks, two errors, an anxious extra day of waiting due to weather, a sterling 6.1 inning effort from Andy Pettitte and a six-out save from Mariano Rivera into their fourth win over the Angels in the American League …

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Elimination Blues

After the Dodgers’ heartbreaking NLCS Game Four loss, I went into last night’s game braced for their inevitable elimination at the hands of the Phillies. So braced, in fact, that I chose to (i)phone in an appearance on Baseball Prospectus’ roundtable and instead view the game from an undisclosed Upper West Side bunker in the …

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Double-Barreled Disappointment

It was a glum day for baseball chez Jaffe on Monday. Fresh off Friday’s highs, I was dealt double-barreled disappointment in the form of walk-off losses by both the Yankees and the Dodgers. While I can navigate the line between fan and analyst under most circumstances, the sheer weight of all that made it hard …

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NLCS Preview: War, Peace, Crime, Punishment, and Bullpen Management

My epic-length preview of the Dodgers-Phillies National League Championship Series matchup is up at Baseball Prospectus. Whatever its merits or flaws, I’m reasonably certain it’s the LONGEST preview of its kind. Getting the chance to do a Playoff Prospectus is an honor, and I always try to pour myself into the project, word count be …

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Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse

Everything’s coming up Milhouse thus far in the playoffs, at least from my standpoint. The Dodgers swept the Cardinals, the Yankees swept the Twins, and the Angels swept the Red Sox, with each of the series more or less turning on a ninth-inning flub by the eventual losers — a harsh reminder that there’s almost no …

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