The last knuckleballer to pitch for every AL team

With R.A. Dickey being the only knuckleballer to likely have a spot in his team's rotation for 2014, it kinda made me wonder when the last time each team had a knuckleballer pitch for them. Kinda surprised that, from what I could find, the Yankees haven't had a true knuckleball pitcher since Joe Niekro. Also, … Continue reading The last knuckleballer to pitch for every AL team

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On Tim Wakefield and the knuckleball

I remember the first time I became aware of the knuckleball. I was playing All-Star Baseball 99 on the N64. I didn't really know much about baseball, but I liked the Oakland A's because they were the local team. And I already pretty much knew I'd never be able to root for Barry Bonds. One … Continue reading On Tim Wakefield and the knuckleball

Bad baseball players

Wins Above Replacement, WAR, is a stat showing basically how much better a certain player is than an average, replacement-level player. Click here for a better explanation. Basically, a 0.0 WAR player is no better or no worse than the everyday player. He won't make an All-Star team, but he's hitting above the Mendoza Line. … Continue reading Bad baseball players

Why I’m not rooting for the Giants

OK, I'm starting to get a little tired of the premise that because I live in the Bay Area, because I largely grew up in the Bay Area, that I am a fan of a Bay Area team, I should root for the Giants to win the World Series. Sure, San Francisco fans. A valid … Continue reading Why I’m not rooting for the Giants

My baseball list

Motivated by a friend's Facebook post, where she wrote about all of the baseball stadiums she's been to — an impressive list, 18 out of 30 — I figured I'd do the same. Mine isn't quite as lengthy, but here goes. Network Associates Coliseum/McAfee Coliseum/Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum: "(Oakland) is this kind of town: You have … Continue reading My baseball list

Cardinal sin

There are some things most credible journalists just know: 1. It's called deadline for a reason. 2. More than, not over. 3. The press pass around your neck means you're here working, not to be a fan. Apparently, some credentialed media members at Sunday's Bengals/Broncos preseason game forgot that last one. A photographer and a … Continue reading Cardinal sin