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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. Sabermetric revolution sweeping the game

    Rob Neyer

    Sabermetrics – pioneered by Bill James years ago – has put baseball on an almost scientific footing.

    Story | Conversation | January 13, 2005
  10. Baseball-lifer Arbuckle has certainly paid his dues

    Rob Neyer

    In the second of two interviews, Rob has a Q&A session with Phillies assistant GM Mike Arbuckle.

    Story | Conversation | January 02, 2003
  11. Astros' Purpura burns to one day become a GM

    Rob Neyer

    In the first of two interviews, Rob has a Q&A session with Astros assistant GM Tim Purpura.

    Story | Conversation | December 28, 2002