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Hall of Fame?

Goose Gossage’s selection to Cooperstown this week has made me consider the whole concept of the Hall of Fame. In part, that’s because I’ve got no real attachment to Gossage. I’ve only been following baseball for ten years so I never saw him in action and the history of the sport doesn’t reverberate in the […]

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Clemens hearing delayed

The announcement that Roger Clemens’s date with Congress has been put back to 13 February is great news for sports writers and columnists. It’s another month to drag this story out; another month to publish more sensationalist opinions from the great and not-so good. For everyone else, it’s immensely frustrating. Whichever side of the fence […]

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The Joy of Keeping Score by Paul Dickson

“The Joy of Keeping Score” by Paul Dickson, (Walker & Company, 2007), 117 pages. There seems to be two distinct camps within the world of baseball fans: those who love keeping score and those who are mystified by its appeal. The former will find “The Joy of Keeping Score” to be a real treat, the […]

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Sunday Times on Clemens

The Sunday Times has published a feature today in their sports supplement about US Sports, including a piece by David Walsh about Roger Clemens.  He refers to the upcoming ’60 minutes’ interview that will be broadcast on CBS tonight, in which Clemens will apparently claim to have injected nothing more than vitamins and painkillers into […]

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MLB.com Around the Horn

The journey from the end of the World Series to the start of the next MLB season is a long one. On dark, bitterly cold winter nights, you can’t help but think ahead to the joys of spring. Waking to the sound of birds tweeting and twittering, walking home from work while it’s still light […]

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International baseball

There’s an excellent article on The Hardball Times website today all about the current state of baseball throughout the world.  It’s well worth reading, particularly to see how Europe is starting to make some positives steps in providing talent to Major League teams.  Rick van den Hurk has showed that it is possible for European talent […]

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The Numbers Game by Alan Schwarz

“The Numbers Game: Baseball’s Lifelong Fascination with Statistics” by Alan Schwarz, (St Martin’s Press, 2004), 270 pages. It’s a popular misconception that the infatuation with statistics in baseball is a product of the recent computer-obsessed age. Alan Schwarz debunks this myth in “The Numbers Game” by charting the history of the sport from the mid-nineteenth […]

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2008: the year ahead

The start of a new year motivates many of us to look back on the successes and failures of the previous year and to think ahead to what we hope the coming twelve months will bring. 2007 marked the first year of BaseballGB proper, after a year of blogging about baseball on the WordPress network. […]

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FSN Sports Science clips

Happy new year everyone. There’s not much on the tele, as per usual for New Years day, so why not spend a few minutes watching some clips about the science of baseball?  The Mister Baseball website highlighted some baseball-related FSN sports science clips that are on You Tube and they are well worth a look.

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Canseco cashing in again

I don’t think the world either wants or needs another Jose Canseco book, but it looks like we’re getting one. I guess you have to grudgingly admit that his brazen arrogance has at least forced MLB to do something about the issue of performance-enhancing drugs. Sadly, I don’t believe for a minute that Canseco is […]

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