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Taking Back the Ballparks - Kansas City Royals
  by SoSH U at work

As you might have noticed, we’re alternating between AL and NL parks in this exercise, just like they used to do with the All-Star Game before All-Star Game hosting duties became a prize for successfully extorting local municipalities.

The good folks of Kansas City have been spared such a fate, ...

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Posted: January 18, 2018 at 12:35 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Pirates voting thread
  by SoSH U at work

We didn’t get a lot of nominees, but there were enough quality ones to give the electorate a decent choice on a potential replacement, though the only name the park has known is in the mix.

As always, choose 1)

A) Allegheny Park
B) Foundry Field
C) PNC Park
D) Roberto Clemente Park
E) Three ...

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Posted: January 11, 2018 at 01:39 PM
Taking Back the Ballparks - Pittsburgh Pirates
  by SoSH U at work

Part 9: Pittsburgh Pirates
As mentioned, I haven’t been to all that many of the parks on this list. I have been to PNC, on the back end of a double dip with Cleveland the day before. While Jacobs Field was a really nice place to watch a ballgame, it was truly overshadowed by its rival 100 miles ...

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Posted: January 03, 2018 at 10:00 AM
2018 Hall of Merit Election Results: Chipper, Thome, Rolen and Vlad Elected!
  by JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head

The Hall of Merit welcomes four new members. Chipper Jones was the unanimous #1 this year, receiving all 30 first place votes. Jim Thome (653) edged Scott Rolen (617) for second place. Rolen had more second place votes (13-12), but Thome had 14 third place votes to Rolen’s 9. Both were named on all ...

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Posted: December 28, 2017 at 11:14 AM
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
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

 

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