I’ve had this on my to-do list for a while. Now’s as good a time as any… Using Baseball-Reference’s Play Index tool, I found the top 300 single-game performances by Padres hitters as measured by RE24 and WPA. One of these measures runs, the other wins… so they’re not on the same scale. It makes [...]
I touched on this game in my Epic Pitchers Duels series at Hardball Times, but it deserves further attention. To most of the baseball world, it is the game where Orel Hershiser broke Don Drysdale’s consecutive scoreless innings streak. To Bip Roberts, it is the game where Mark Parent saved his backside.
Last week I mentioned an all-time Padres team that I’ve been assembling. This wasn’t just an intellectual exercise. Our friends at Seamheads are running a simulation league this off-season with the best players from each big-league franchise, and they invited me to submit a 40-man roster for the Padres. Most of the choices were fairly [...]
Radiohead. Hadn’t listened to OK Computer in years. Engaging songs (well, except for “Electioneering” “Fitter Happier”; did we learn nothing from “Revolution #9“?), good production. I’d forgotten how adroit the guitar work was on this release. Yeah, a lot of it is due to really cool sound engineering — “Subterranean Homesick Alien” sounds like it [...]