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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: 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 Tigers ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2009
  9. 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
  10. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    • Ready for a bit of Baseball History 101? In the Times, Alan Schwarz reviews the role that rain has played in World Series past. (One sorry situation that Schwarz doesn't mention: 1925's Game 7, which was played in appalling conditions, with s...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2008
  11. Astute trades put Rays on path to success

    From our old friend Alan Schwarz's piece in today's Times about the Rays: Gone are the days when the team would drop $10 million on a high school phenom who simply flamed out in the minor leagues (Matt White). Acquiring one-dimensional lugs like G...

    Blog | Conversation | October 07, 2008
  12. 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
  13. Friday Filberts

    • According to Alan Schwarz, Alex Rodriguez's current negotiations with the Yankees bear a strange resemblance to his negotiations with the Mariners more than 14 years ago. In both cases, Rodriguez seems to have tired of Scott Boras' belli...

    Blog | Conversation | November 16, 2007
  14. One Good, Quick Referee Fix

    Henry Abbott

    Alan Schwarz of The New York Times writes about the state of the NBA's current referee evaluation system. Access to the evaluation system was clearly limited. Several N.B.A. referees said in interviews this week that they had been frustrated at not ...

    Blog | July 25, 2007
  15. Study: NBA Referees Racially Biased

    Henry Abbott

    Alan Schwarz reports in The New York Times: A coming paper by a University of Pennsylvania professor and a Cornell University graduate student says that, during the 13 seasons from 1991 through 2004, white referees called fouls at a greater ra...

    Blog | May 01, 2007
  16. 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