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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Calcaterra; Mike Trout saved the Angels’ bacon with three fantastic defensive plays (Video)

Anything can happen. Mike Trout could literally get hit by a bus tomorrow or could figuratively fall off a cliff like Dale Murphy did, but as things are going right now, we’re watching a player that we’ll be telling our grandkids about one day.


Fangraphs: Mike Trout Fixed His Only Problem

I can’t imagine you need background. Everyone knows what was going on. Everyone saw what the Royals did to Mike Trout in last year’s ALDS. Trout’s strikeouts went up because teams realized they could throw him fastballs upstairs. OK, this, we’re all familiar with. It was probably unrealistic to expect Trout to make an adjustment last year on the fly. He’d need an offseason to work out how he wanted to respond. I think we’ve now seen his response. That glaring, obvious weakness? It’s completely disappeared.


Monday, February 16, 2015

The Summer of Bill Murray

If you didn’t know better, you wouldn’t believe it all happened in the space of about five weeks in the summer of 1978. But it did happen. In those five weeks, Bill Murray played professional baseball and established himself as a bona fide movie star and the Grays Harbor Loggers – representing the twin cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam, Washington – posted the best winning percentage in America and won the Harbor’s only professional sports championship in living memory.

Fun oral history from Rob Neyer.

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