I’m up to my eyeballs researching players who walked a lot. Did you know that the longest streak of drawing one or more walks in consecutive games since at least 1919 is 22, by Roy Cullenbine, who did it in 1947? Did you also know that the longest such streak by a currently active player [...]
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Thursday Links (8 Sep 11)
The mind will wander while driving along I-25, south from Albuquerque, through Socorro, to Truth or Consequences and points beyond. The Rio Grande traces the interstate, lining a verdant path through the dusty corridor of southern New Mexico. A man walks along the side of the road, carrying a backpack and a sign that reads, [...]
Mailbag: How Good Are the Padres at Avoiding Injuries?
Reader David recently wondered about injury prevention, specifically as it relates to the Padres…
Friday Links (19 Nov 10)
Her face is soft, her eyes deep, but there is no red in her cheeks; she has long forgotten innocence and will make him forget it, too. That’s okay, though, because he’ll still have links…
Friday Links (6 Aug 10)
Before we get to the rest of the links, you have to see Chris Denorfia’s inside-the-park home run from Thursday night’s victory over the Dodgers. It’s ridiculous; he actually bounced the ball off the dirt in front of home plate. It went over the head of third baseman Casey Blake, who was playing in to [...]
Can MLB Survive in San Diego?
Websoulsurfer offers some interesting thoughts on the Padres current payroll situation and long-term prognosis. A few points deserve further attention: I have found that no team since the advent of Free Agency has won a World Series with one player making more than 16% of total payroll and no team has made it to the [...]
One Full Season and the Latos Conundrum
by Geoff Young on Jul 20, 2010 (10) Comments
Reader Michael sends us this note: Since so much of the media is saying that the Pads are a half-season fluke, but I knew they did quite well after the ASB last year, I figured I’d compile a chart of how teams have done if you add their post-ASB 2009 records with their pre-ASB records [...]