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  1. Tuesday Taters

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links should go down easy, like Oleo wrapped in Grade A molasses ... This is ostensibly about Babe Ruth, Roger Clemens, and (most of all) America, but it also says as much about Bill James as anything I've read. Why Joe Posnanski likes ...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  2. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are exhausted after only five days of baseball. Today's links just don't have the energy they had when they were young links. * How old is retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens? He saw Babe Ruth call his Shot. * What di...

    Blog | April 09, 2010
  3. Was Marvin Miller robbed?

    Rob Neyer

    Phil Rogers on Marvin Miller's sad fate: Tom Seaver, one of two former players on the committee, campaigned loudly on Miller's behalf. "It's a no-brainer," Seaver told ESPN's Jerry Crasnick. "He is on a par with Babe Ruth and Jackie Robinson in ter...

    Blog | December 07, 2009
  4. Friday Filberts

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were created of whole cloth while marveling at this fact: Fernando Rodney converted 37 of 38 save opportunities this season. It's amazing how excited I can get, just seeing a few new seconds of Babe Ruth actually playing. If ...

    Blog | October 09, 2009
  5. Top 10 individual seasons in baseball history

    Rob Neyer

    ESPN.com baseball writer Rob Neyer lists the top 10 individual seasons in baseball history.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2008
  6. Ruth's called shot is as good as it gets

    Rob Neyer

    If time travel were possible, here are the top five moments in baseball history that Rob Neyer would want to go back and witness.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2007
  7. Raines, Murphy rank above Rice

    Rob Neyer

    If Jim Rice is elected to the Hall of Fame, then Tim Raines, Dale Murphy and many others should gain entrance as well.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2007
  8. One man's folly is another's triumph

    Rob Neyer

    Some blunders made no sense before anybody had the benefit of hindsight. Take the Indians' trading Brian Giles to the Pirates for Ricardo Rincon in 1998.

    Story | Conversation | May 25, 2006
  9. Records are inherently transitory

    Rob Neyer

    Babe Ruth owned the game for the better part of an era, and that's just not something Barry Bonds -- or any other player today -- can do.

    Story | Conversation | May 05, 2006
  10. Nobody talks about Robinson's defense

    Rob Neyer

    We'll remember Jackie Robinson as a pioneer in baseball, but we shouldn't forget what a great player he was.

    Story | Conversation | April 15, 2005
  11. Boggs deserves place in Cooperstown

    Rob Neyer

    Let's not be mistaken: If Wade Boggs isn't a Hall of Famer, then nobody but Babe Ruth is.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2004
  12. How about Ruth vs. Bonds?

    Rob Neyer

    Imagine Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds and other all-time greats battling for home-run supremacy.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2004
  13. Nobody better than the Babe

    Rob Neyer

    There have been some excellent players throughout the history of the game, but none compare to Babe Ruth.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2004
  14. At SABR, who knows what you'll run into?

    Rob Neyer

    Only at a SABR convention can you meet Bill James and get the lowdown on Dontrelle Willis' Little League years.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2003
  15. There are very few Wes Ferrells out there

    Rob Neyer

    Babe Ruth, we all know. But who else is on the list of the best-hitting pitchers of all-time? Take a look.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2003
  16. Kieschnick deserves a shot with Brewers

    Rob Neyer

    Having previously failed to make it in the majors as a hitter, Brooks Kieschnick has proven he should get a chance now that he's become a two-way player.

    Story | Conversation | February 19, 2003