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  1. What really killed Lou Gehrig?

    Rob Neyer

    From Alan Schwarz, a classic example of a piece that deserves to be read in its entirety (rather than just these snippets): In the 71 years since the Yankees slugger Lou Gehrig declared himself "the luckiest man on the face of the earth," despite d...

    Blog | August 17, 2010
  2. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links don't want to play in a dome, either ... I'm only beginning to imagine how much fun this new page will be. From The Game of the Weekend (unless it was this one), a pretty thrilling win probability graph. Alan Schwarz on where...

    Blog | June 21, 2010
  3. Where are the lefty catchers?

    Rob Neyer

    Last week in the Times, Alan Schwarz wrote on a subject that's near and dear to me: lefty-throwing catchers; or rather, the lack thereof in professional baseball. There hasn't been a lefty-throwing catcher of note in the major leagues since t...

    Blog | August 20, 2009
  4. Changes, they are a comin'

    Rob Neyer

    Alan Schwarz on a new bit of technology that's only going to change, well, everything: A new camera and software system in its final testing phases will record the exact speed and location of the ball and every player on the field, allowing the ...

    Blog | July 10, 2009
  5. Best pitching prospect(s), ever

    Rob Neyer

    Alan Schwarz on great college pitchers and Stephen Strasburg: Twenty years ago, Louisiana State's Ben McDonald was roundly hailed as the best college pitching prospect ever; he won 78 major league games before retiring at 30 with a bum shoulder....

    Blog | June 08, 2009
  6. Where's the line on pitch-tipping?

    Rob Neyer

    Ah, reporting. You have to love it (done in this case by Alan Schwarz) ... The notion that Alex Rodriguez has tipped pitches to opposing players in return for their tipping pitches to him -- one of the more bizarre allegations in the new biography o...

    Blog | May 11, 2009
  7. Computer simulations sometimes offer surprises

    Rob Neyer

    Alan Schwarz on the utility within baseball of computer simulations: Take the age-old question of how much difference a team's lineup order makes. This issue so vexed the former manager Billy Martin that he once literally picked his Detroit Tig...

    Blog | April 07, 2009
  8. Rob Neyer: New way to judge umps on the way

    Rob Neyer

    Wave goodbye to QuesTec. As Alan Schwarz reports, there's a new tool in town. An improved camera system to monitor umpires' calls of balls and strikes will be used in all 30 major league stadiums starting opening day, ending the contentious QuesTec...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2009
  9. Monday Mendozas

    • As more and more analysts dig into the evidence, the question remains: Do steroids and HGH leave any observable impression in the record books? As Alan Schwarz reports, now we can add Eric Walker to our list of analysts. • From Bleed C...

    Blog | Conversation | January 28, 2008
  10. Schilling: 'I felt like something special was happening'

    Alan Schwarz

    In an excerpt from Alan Schwarz's book, "Once Upon a Game," Curt Schilling recalls the "Bloody Sock Game," when he beat the Yankees in the 2004 ALCS.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2007
  11. For some young hitters, knowledge is power

    Alan Schwarz

    They hit for average, power and to all fields. The young, smart hitter is one of the hottest trends in the game.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2007
  12. Delmon could be a dangerous weapon

    Alan Schwarz

    If we take Daisuke Matsuzaka out of the equation, Delmon Young probably has the best chance to be the majors' top rookie in '07.

    Story | Conversation | January 15, 2007
  13. St. Louis at NY Mets 8:19 pm EDT

    St. Louis at NY Mets 8:19 pm EDT

    Preview | October 12, 2006
  14. Recalling a now eerie conversation

    Alan Schwarz

    Alan Schwarz looks back on a now stunning conversation he recently had with Cory Lidle about taking a plane flight with him.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2006
  15. The best of Baseball Today

    Alan Schwarz

    Baseball Today's Alan Schwarz looks back at the expert predictions that went awry and looks ahead to this week's podcasts.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2006
  16. The best of Baseball Today

    Alan Schwarz

    Alan Schwarz runs down the top moments from the past week and looks ahead to the upcoming week in Baseball Today.

    Story | Conversation | October 03, 2006