Yo Joe! Unanimity, Stadium Names, Field Goals

From Brilliant Reader William: Yo Joe! You have written a lot in the past about the Hall of Fame voting process, and I’ve been wondering: Is there any chance Jeter or Mariano get 100% of the Hall of Vote? Was wondering if you think these guys, or any other players playing…

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Fielder For Kinsler

Opening monologue: How many players in baseball history have a name as incompatible as “Prince Fielder?” Crazy, right? It would be like Bud Harrelson being named “Crown Batter” or Randy Johnson being named “Elfin Junkballer,” or Alex Rodriguez being named “Innocent victim.” Am I right? And what’s the deal with…

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The BBWAA Report: Catcher

Previously on The BBWAA Project: Introduction First Base roundup Second Base roundup Shortstop roundup Third base roundup Left field roundup Center field roundup Right field roundup And finally, we reach catcher … CatcherEight catchers have been elected by the BBWAA, but believe it or not only one catcher in the…

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Youk

Kevin Youkilis’ entire career has been built aroundnot making outs. (Getty Images) A few people have suggested over the years that the most telling offensive statistic in baseball might be something called “out percentage.” I think that’s a pretty good idea. It’s not really a new statistic. It’s just on-base…

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