General commentary on our favorite game.
By Baseball Files on September 29, 2008
Man accused of posing as ballplayer on Dodger Stadium field Something is wrong with the U.S. justice system when a man pretending to be a baseball player is looking at four years in a state prison! Sure, he broke the law, but how much tax payer money will it cost to "reform" him? Why not [...]
By Baseball Files on September 22, 2008
I liked Carl Pavano when he was a Montreal Expo, and I cursed team management when they traded him to the Marlins in 2002. But as the Jason Giambi Mustache Squad says, "Not even a mustache could save that guy." Not now, not after what he did yesterday in New York. Like any good baseball [...]
By Baseball Files on July 11, 2008
Anyone who's listened to baseball for any length of time has surely heard the term, "five tool player." The general consensus these days is that the title is bestowed all too frequently—diluting its meaning—and that so-called five tool players are overvalued.
By Baseball Files on June 21, 2008
When ambidexterious pitcher Pat Venditte takes the mound versus a switch hitter, each player must make a decision about their approach, and now they'll have to stick with that decision throughout the at-bat. On Friday, Venditte and switch hitter Ralph Henriquez hopped back and forth several times between lefty and righty until finally the umps [...]
By Baseball Files on June 13, 2008
The drama surrounding Ken Griffey Jr.'s #600 ball continues! Meanwhile, I quietly cherish my special baseball: an official game ball from the 1992 World Series! Unfortunately, I have no information about the history of this ball, but I assume it was a foul ball and not a home run. I have no idea which [...]
By Baseball Files on May 18, 2008
While watching the Mets crush the Yankees today in interleague play, I whipped up a couple of baseball link tools powered by del.icio.us using some code from Brett O'Connor's book, del.icio.us Mashups. Baseball Forums – This presents all my del.icio.us bookmarks tagged with "baseball" and "forums". The idea is to create a launch pad into [...]
By Baseball Files on March 29, 2008
Sweet! Fans will get free access to three live MLB Spring Training exhibition games today on MLB.TV: Indians at Braves, 1:10 p.m. ET Orioles at Nationals, 6 p.m. ET Padres at Angels, 9:05 p.m. ET The freebie is a test-drive of the new MLB.TV NexDef plug-in, which enables users to watch games in 1.2MB clarity. [...]
By Baseball Files on March 26, 2008
MLB.com's Jim Molony predicts that the baseball season will be full of drama. Here are the ten big stories he expects to see making the biggest splash: 1. This could be the Cubs' year!
By Baseball Files on October 18, 2007
MLB.com has a feel-good story up today that should endear a few million more fans to the Rockies. Will George is a Rockies scout, and his wife Florinda sadly succumbed to cancer on May 22. The Rockies were at the low point of their season that day, with a record of 18-27 and in last [...]
By Baseball Files on October 3, 2007
New tool computes the chance of teams making the post-season by running a computer simulation millions of times each night. The site covers MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, F1, IRL, Champ Car and Premier League.