Weekend Fun Read

On Fridays, we try to offer an offbeat fun read to enjoy over the weekend.

On the morning of July 1, less than one month ago, the Boston Red Sox were 43-33 and tied with Toronto for the top spot in the American League wild-card…
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As a baseball fan, you’ve probably heard some version of this story: In 1952, Pittsburgh’s Ralph Kiner led the league in home runs for the seventh…
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Happy Independence Day! I have two wishes for America on this fourth of July: Something about finding common ground and seeing each other and all that…
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There’s a funny scene near the beginning of the movie “Notting Hill.” Hugh Grant’s character, who owns a travel book shop in London*, brings Julia…
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OK, so the essential Baseball-Reference has yet another incredibly cool new feature called “Spans,” which allows you to take a look at a player or team…
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Every now and again here — and especially now with a lockout going on — we like to reference FanGraphs money. If you go to the bottom of a FanGraphs…
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In this edition of Weekend Fun Read, I’m looking at a dozen great pitchers of the last 60 or so years … and the hitters who gave them trouble. This is…
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