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Taking Back the Ballparks - Mariners voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

The nominating thread for the Mariners provided one of the liveliest collection of suggestions yet. Alas, none of them were Safeco, which I thought was the prohibitive favorite.

Our committee has chosen the Top 5, per usual, and opinion was split on whether to include Safeco anyway. I’m going to ...

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Posted: December 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Loser Scores 2017
  by Mike Emeigh

The fine print:

Bill James came up with Loser Scores after the 2010 season, in an effort to measure how the Pirates’ string of losing seasons compared to other lengthy stretches of bad baseball. I’ve updated the totals every year since then.

You compute Loser Scores in this fashion:

1. A ...

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Posted: December 12, 2017 at 10:41 PM
2018 Hall of Merit Ballot
  by JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head

Welcome to the 2018 Hall of Merit Ballot thread. Balloting is open from now (December 5) through December 18, 2016 at 8 p.m. EST.

I’ve posted this the last several of years, but as a reminder:

“This has been an issue in the past, so I’ll repeat it now for clarification . . . the posting of ...

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Posted: December 05, 2017 at 12:46 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Seattle Mariners
  by SoSH U at work

Part 8: Seattle Mariners
As mentioned in the opening thread to the series, the Mariners’ pending name change was the final push for this entire project. Among the first of the wave of new parks in the ‘90s, the House that Edgar Built has been called Safeco since it’s opening. It’s a name ...

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Posted: December 05, 2017 at 10:30 AM
Ryan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
  by TJ

Ryan has received his first official ballot, courtesy of Adam Rubib. Ten votes, including Vizquel.

So who gets a higher percentage of vote this year, Trammell with the VC or Vizquel with the BBWAA? (Only partly a tongue-in-cheek question…)

Posted: November 22, 2017 at 02:48 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Phillies Voting Thread
  by SoSH U at work

A nomination process that turned in about as many gag suggestions (I think) as real ones didn’t leave the voting committee a whole lot of choices, but we managed to come up with these options for a replacement for Citizens Bank Ballpark.

As always, choose one.

1) Ben Franklin Field
2) Citizens ...

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Posted: November 21, 2017 at 09:55 AM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Philadelphia Phillies
  by SoSH U at work

Part 7: Philadelphia Phillies

And so we resume. We’re back in the National League East, visiting one of the oldest franchises in the sport.
Citizens Bank has been the sole title sponsor of the Phils’ home park since its opening in 2004. I never hear much about this one, so I’m guessing ...

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Posted: November 13, 2017 at 07:00 AM
Looking to next year
  by Andere Richtingen

For me at least, it’s time to start thinking about how the Cubs can get back on track in 2018.

So what is needed this off-season? I won’t say much about particular options, and instead lay out in order what I think are top issues:

1. A couple of starting pitchers. The Cubs have a solid core of ...

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Posted: October 23, 2017 at 02:04 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Rays voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

The Rays nominating thread attracted about as much attention as mid-day Rays game with the visiting Athletics.

Alas, we press on.

Choose one of the five names listed below.
A) The Aquarium
B) Rays Field
C) Suncoast Dome
D) Thunderdome
E) Tropicana Field


Editor’s Note: This will be the final ...

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Posted: October 02, 2017 at 02:12 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Nationals voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

We’re down to five selections for the Nationals’ park. The key question is whether one emerges from the pack to challenge the only name the place has ever known, Nationals Park. Nats fans, I’m sure, would be happy to call it anything if it meant getting out of the upcoming first round of the ...

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Posted: September 18, 2017 at 10:15 AM

 

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