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Cast Your Vote For the 1917 All-Stars!

September 26, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Voice of the Fan—YOU—will be heard! Here is your golden opportunity to cast your vote for the most deserving base ball players to play in the 1917 All-Star Series between the two great leagues, taking place July 13-15 at the spacious Polo Grounds in New York, N.Y. Voting is taking place right now.  The […]

Cast Your Vote For the 1916 All-Stars!

September 10, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

The Voice of the Fan Will Be Heard! Vote For Your 1916 Midseason All-Stars! The Greatest Baseball Games Ever Played in July! The 1916 All-Star Series, a three game extravaganza pitting the greatest base ball players the world has ever known against one another, will be played July 14 through July 16 at the palatial […]

Harvey vs. Scherzer is Like Deja Vu All Over Again

August 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Tomorrow’s bout between the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers at Citi Field would most likely be ignored outside of New York and Michigan but for the anticipated match-up of two of the game’s best pitchers—24-year-old phenom Matt Harvey and 28-year-old all-but-guaranteed-to-win-the-AL Cy Young Award, Max Scherzer.  Granted the Tigers don’t have anything clinched yet, […]

Eight Ball in the Hot Corner Pocket…and Other Research Nuggets

August 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

August 30, 1915: George “Buck” Weaver is most known for being banned from baseball for life for having guilty knowledge of the 1919 World Series fix, which resulted in the banishment of eight White Sox players, including “Shoeless Joe” Jackson.  But that wasn’t the first time Weaver had experienced problems due to gambling. According to […]

Hardly a Miracle

August 12, 2013 by · 2 Comments 

Even before the Boston Braves completed their historic comeback from a 15-game deficit on July 4 to overtake the New York Giants, win the National League pennant going away and sweep the heavily-favored Philadelphia Athletics in the 1914 World Series, manager George Stallings was being called the “Miracle Man.” After only 13 games, 10 of […]

DYNASTY League Baseball: Where Heroes Come Back To Life

April 27, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

A while back I was invited to play in a DYNASTY League online baseball league with fellow baseball fanatics such as MLB Network’s Brian Kenny (1942 Cardinals), former National League All-Star Brian Jordan (1999 Braves), Steve Gardner, Senior Fantasy Editor at USA Today (1970 Orioles), Mike Wilner of Toronto’s The Fan 590 (1993 Blue Jays) […]

Projecting X: How To Forecast Baseball Player Performance

April 6, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Learn the secrets to projecting baseball player performance and dominate your fantasy draft!In Projecting X: How to Forecast Baseball Player Performance, FanGraphs expert Mike Podhorzer takes you on a journey through the process of projecting baseball player performance. As he walks you through an assortment of both basic and advanced metrics, citing various pieces of […]

Remembering Jennifer

March 2, 2013 by · 31 Comments 

This article first appeared on Seamheads.com on March 2, 2009, a little more than three years after my sister’s tragic death, and will be re-posted here every year on this day, her birthday, with slight modifications. My sister would have been 42 today. But for the senseless act of a coward who took her life […]

Young Seamhead, Matt Nadel, Appears on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove”

February 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Matt Nadel, a 14-year-old baseball blogger, who recently joined the Seamheads.com staff made an appearance on MLB Network’s “Hot Stove” with Greg Amsinger and Harold Reynolds last week and did a fantastic job.  Here’s the video:

More Awards to Hand Out: Historical Edition

November 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Yesterday my buddy Bob Lazzari handed out a bunch of awards for the 2012 season, which motivated me to try to match his list with historical achievements.  The following covers the period from 1900-2012 (sorry 19th century fans, but that era is not one of my strengths) and some of my choices are subjective, but […]

Yankee Miracles: Life With the Boss and the Bronx Bombers

November 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When my buddy Joe Favorito asked for my address because he had something he wanted to send me, I gladly forwarded it to him not knowing what to expect, but figuring it would be worth my while.  The package arrived and when I opened it I couldn’t believe my eyes; there in front of me […]

The Wally Moses All-Stars: Part I

September 2, 2012 by · 4 Comments 

In 1937, 26-year-old Philadelphia Athletics right fielder Wally Moses enjoyed a career year, hitting .320 with 25 homers, 86 RBIs, 113 runs, 208 hits, 48 doubles and 13 triples.  It wasn’t necessarily a surprise considering he’d batted .345 the year before and racked up 202 hits and 98 runs in 146 games.  But the home […]

“A Unique Look At Big League Baseball” A Must Have For Seamheads

May 21, 2012 by · 6 Comments 

The following was originally posted in early January but Joe’s book is so good, I decided to post it again. For most normal people, New Year’s Eve is all about bidding the old year adieu and ringing in the new one with friends, family, Dick Clark, Times Square, Jenny McCarthy kissing a dude she’d just […]

Seamhead To Be Mayor Of Cooperstown!

March 23, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

I’m proud and pleased to announce that my good buddy and fellow Seamhead, Jeff Katz, will be sworn in as mayor of Cooperstown, New York on April 3.  Incumbent Mayor Joe Booan chose not to seek a second term, which made Katz, a Democrat, a lock for the job. “It has been the honor of […]

Kingsford’s Recipes Are An Excellent Reason To Get Out And Grill Now!

March 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring is almost upon us and Opening Day is just around the corner.  Those of you who have sojourned to Florida and Arizona are already smelling freshly cut grass, listening to the crack of the bat and noshing on peanuts and Cracker Jack.  But there’s nothing tastier at the Old Ball Game than a grilled […]

A Cat Named Mo

March 5, 2012 by · 3 Comments 

I lost one of my best friends today.  He was a cat named Mo.  A Russian Blue, Mo was born in 1994 and named after then up-and-coming Red Sox slugger, Mo Vaughn.  It was a bit ironic considering Vaughn’s nickname was “Hit Dog,” but then again Mo the cat never had a problem with dogs, […]

Baseball Industry Network to Meet Twice in March

February 27, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

My friend Tyrone Brooks, the Director of Baseball Operations for the Pittsburgh Pirates, will be hosting two more Baseball Industry Network Meet-Ups during Spring Training, one in Florida and the other in Arizona.  For information about each, please click on the images below to see the official PDF.

“Out Of My League: A Rookie’s Survival In The Bigs”

February 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I first met Dirk Hayhurst after The Bullpen Gospels had already been a hit on the New York Times best-seller list.  In fact, that’s why I reached out to him—he was a big league pitcher who also had the ability to write, two things I admire and respect.  I found Dirk to be engaging, open […]

“Long Taters” Goes Deep

February 27, 2012 by · 2 Comments 

I first met Ron Anderson via email three years ago when he replied to a post I made about my search for contributors to Seamheads.com.  Ron and I struck up a friendship and I was thrilled to learn he was in the early stages of a book about one of my all-time favorite players—George “Boomer” […]

A Vote for the Expanded Playoff Format

February 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Commissioner Selig is still determined to create a second Wild Card slot for the 2012 season.  No team may be impacted by a possible second Wild Card chance more than the Washington Nationals. The window for this innovation in 2012 may be closing, but as the spring reporting date looms just days away, how many […]

2012 World Baseball Coaches’ Convention: Learn From The Best

January 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The 2012 Mohegan Sun World Baseball Coaches’ Convention – January 19 – 21 – takes place at the spectacular Mohegan Sun and will feature another blockbuster presenter line-up. You can be sure that we’ll have some of baseball’s top coaches and instructors on board to help you become a better coach. From Cal Ripken, Jr. […]

2012 Milestones (And Beyond): Home Runs

January 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Depending on which camp you’re in, 2012 will either tickle you pink or make you throw up in your mouth.  With 629 home runs already under his belt, Alex Rodriguez is only one away from tying former teammate Ken Griffey Jr. at 630 and 31 away from catching Willie Mays for fourth place on the […]

2012 Milestones (And Beyond): Hits

December 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Last time around I looked at potential milestones in runs scored and Alex Rodriguez’s quest to join the top 10 in 2012, which looks likely based on his career average and last three seasons.  If you’re hoping for another new member of the 3,000-hit club, however, don’t hold your breath (unless you’re a Yankee fan, […]

2012 Milestones (And Beyond): Runs Scored

December 12, 2011 by · 1 Comment 

Ten days ago I wrote that we won’t be witnessing any real milestones in wins for a long time unless Jaimie Moyer makes a successful comeback, and even that’s no guarantee.  Using Bill James’ “Favorite Toy” at ESPN.go.com (called “Career Assessments” now), I deduced that CC Sabathia has a 45% chance of reaching the 300-win […]

2012 Milestones (And Beyond): Wins

December 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Champagne has been quaffed in St. Louis, free agents have already begun signing with new teams (where have you gone, Jonathan Papelbon?) and the winter meetings are right around the corner.  Those of us who don’t live in tropical climes are looking for ways to stay warm as winter nears, and what better way to […]

And your 2011 World Series Winner is…

October 17, 2011 by · 4 Comments 

About 30 years ago, Bill James introduced a prediction system that picked the World Series winner with 70% accuracy. He wrote about the system for Inside Sports magazine in 1982, then expounded on it in his 1984 Baseball Abstract. He developed the system in 1972 and it accurately predicted the World Series winner at a […]

Win a Copy of the iOOTP App for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad!

October 16, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

My good friends at Out of the Park Developments have given us three free copies of their iOOTP app to give away to you, our loyal readers.  All you have to do to qualify is subscribe to our Seamheads Outsider Baseball Bulletin e-zine and you’ll be automatically entered into three drawings, to be held at […]

There Must Be Something in That Dirty Water

September 10, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Last week I wrote that Boston Red Sox hurler John Lackey was on the verge of landing on mostly virgin territory, that if he won two of his last four starts he’d be only the third pitcher in big league history to win at least 14 games with an ERA as high as 6.11 (his […]

Chasing History

September 5, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Not long ago I was preparing for some podcasts and projected the stats of a handful of players to see what their final numbers might look like and how they would look stacked up against each other as well as others throughout baseball history.  Three of those players—Jacoby Ellsbury, Curtis Granderson and Justin Verlander—are definite […]

“High & Tight” Minicasts to Return Soon

August 31, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Due to technical difficulties and Hurricane Irene, we haven’t been able to record any new episodes of “High & Tight,” but that will soon change.  We’re expecting to be able to resume our minicasts on Monday, September 5 and will record at least five episodes a week for the rest of the season (and possibly […]

Finally Back to Normal!

August 24, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

After two and a half weeks of fretting, calling techies and switching to a new web host, we’re finally fully operational again!  I apologize for the infrequency of fresh content, but we’ll do our best to post as much as we can from here on out.  And if that’s not enough, no worries; we have […]

Still Suffering Technical Difficulties

August 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

I apologize for the infrequency of fresh content, but we’re still suffering from technical difficulties that haven’t been resolved yet. We’ll continue to post if and when we can and once the problems have been solved, we’ll be back to a more regular posting schedule. Thank you for your patience.

Technical Difficulties

August 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

We apologize for the missing MP3 player that contains episodes of our “High & Tight” daily podcasts. We’re experiencing technical difficulties with our WordPress dashboard and plugins. We hope to have it fixed soon. Until then, please excuse the lack of fresh content. Thanks!

The Most Egregious Cy Young Award Snubs of All Time (at Least on Paper)

July 26, 2011 by · 10 Comments 

I recently listed the most egregious MVP snubs of all time and thought it was time to give the pitchers a little love (although not the ones who were awarded a Cy Young they didn’t deserve based on my WA2RB formula).  Rather than plagiarize myself and explain my thoughts and formula, you should head over […]

More Than Just a Game

July 19, 2011 by · 6 Comments 

“Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.”—William Shakespeare (Act II, Scene V of Twelfth Night) And some seize greatness at the most opportune time, like 10-year-old Alex Orr, who etched a memory on a small town in Southwest Washington state that won’t soon […]

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