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Big Papi and the Iron Horse—Best World Series Performers Ever?

July 14, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

In 2016, David Ortiz may end up with the best season anyone has ever had as a 40-year old.  Papi is hitting .332 with 34 doubles, 22 home runs, and 72 RBIs.  His .426 OBP and .682 slugging percentage means that he has an OPS  of 1.107, which not only is the best in baseball, […]

Chapman/Kimbrel and the History of Relief Aces

February 1, 2016 by · 2 Comments 

In 2015, it is inarguable that the Red Sox had a poor season.  Yes, they did play better in the last two months (is it coincidental that this was when John Farrell was out being treated for cancer?) but they still ended up below .500 and out of contention in the AL East.  Although the […]

Monte Made a Mark: The Late, Great Monte Irvin and the Chance Occurrences That Make History

January 22, 2016 by · 1 Comment 

On Monday, January 11, Monford “Monte” Irvin, Negro League star, major league baseball pioneer, mentor to Willie Mays, and all-around class act, died at the age of 96. Monte lived a full life.  He was born in the South during the time of the “Great Migration” of more than a million African-Americans to the North, […]