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  1. Links: Attendance, debt, Eck's app

    Rob Neyer

    Do you like the idea of expanding the baseball playoffs? Is a one-game winner-take-all playoff your cup of tea? Vote here and see what other fans think. In other stuff ... Links for Friday morning CNBC's Darren Rovell had a good piece a cou...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  2. One fan's legends ...

    Rob Neyer

    This missive from the mailbag caught my eye: I was about 12 or 13 in a baseball card shop in Norcross, Georgia, back in the '80s (when there were baseball card shops) perusing their display cases and buying myself a few packs of Topps cards, and no...

    Blog | December 20, 2010
  3. Heading for more playoffs in 2012?

    Rob Neyer

    Uh-oh. Looks like commissioner Bud's got some interesting ideas kicking around in there ... Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig gave his strongest indication yet that two extra wild-card teams will be added to the playoffs for 2012."I like it enough, s...

    Blog | November 03, 2010
  4. Do expanded playoffs mean shorter season?

    Rob Neyer

    Yeah, I'll believe this when it actually happens: Baseball's playoffs could be expanding in two years. The new head of the players' union says his members are open to adding more wild-card teams for 2012 and possibly extending the division serie...

    Blog | October 26, 2010
  5. For Twins and Yanks, different day, same story

    Rob Neyer

    Once again, This is what these Yankees do. Sure, it's easy (if you're a Twins fan) to complain about Hunter Wendelstedt. It's easy (if you're a card-carrying member of the ASGAA) to wonder if Carl Pavano should have been lifted after the sixth ...

    Blog | October 07, 2010
  6. You can't blame Dusty Baker for this one

    Rob Neyer

    One half of the Phillies' Game 1 victory -- or if you prefer, the Reds' Game 1 loss -- absolutely demands attention from card-carrying members of the American Second-Guessing Association of America (ASGAA). Cincinnati rookie Travis Wood debuted in...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  7. How today could have been even better

    Rob Neyer

    A friend writes: If MLB had a Wild Card Game in each league, even more of today's games would be important: Red Sox and White Sox would still be in the Wild Card hunt. Yankees and Rays would be battling to avoid playing in the Wild Card Game....

    Blog | October 03, 2010
  8. Similar diagnoses for Lincecum and Panda

    Rob Neyer

    As Andrew Baggarly writes, "It's a miracle the Giants lead the NL wild-card standings by a half-game as Lincecum and Sandoval struggle through trying years." As Baggarly also writes, the Giants think they know what's wrong with their stars ... ...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  9. Cards' Garcia wins upset bid for No. 5 slot

    Rob Neyer

    Another blog entry, another rotation (unofficially) set. Joe Strauss: The Cardinals are expected to formalize their starting rotation after Rich Hill and Kyle McClellan appear this afternoon against the Baltimore Orioles. Today's action likely repr...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  10. Reds' Francisco already a cardboard god

    Rob Neyer

    Via, this is a cool baseball card. Granted, I'm a sucker for group shots. One of my all-time favorites is the classic Dodgers' Sluggers from the '57 set. That said, when I first saw a card titled REDS HEAVY ARTILLERY depicting Joey Vot...

    Blog | March 08, 2010
  11. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are mostly chocolate, with some of those little sprinkles on top ... Via Batter's Box, a lovely introduction to Alex Anthopolous. After reading this, I'm inspired to go to the nearest card shop and relive some fond memories. ...

    Blog | February 17, 2010
  12. Why do Wild Cards keep winning?

    Rob Neyer

    Did you know that Wild Card teams have won 14 of their last 22 Division Series? Are you surprised? I am. But -- and of course here's where it gets tricky -- why? Allen St. John runs through the history of the thing, and for the sake of brevity ...

    Blog | October 09, 2009
  13. For Cards, plenty of blame to go around

    Rob Neyer

    Yes, with two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Matt Holliday lost a line drive in the lights, and eventually the Cardinals did suffer a crushing loss. Does he really deserve the goat horns, though? Hardly. Dave Cameron: But I'd suggest that Cardinal...

    Blog | October 09, 2009
  14. Podcast: Neyer on NYY, AL Central, NL wild card

    Rob Neyer

    Rob Neyer says there isn't a perfect team in baseball and he's not worried about the Yankees' flaws. Neyer also talks about the AL Central and NL wild-card races....

    Blog | September 28, 2009
  15. Cards' Schumaker makes La Russa look smart

    Rob Neyer

    As Dave Cameron notes, the Skip Schumaker experiment has worked about as well as anyone might have hoped. After jettisoning Adam Kennedy, the Cardinals installed Schumaker, previously an outfielder, at second base last spring. And after a pretty roug...

    Blog | September 15, 2009
  16. Cards duking it out for Cy Young

    Rob Neyer

    Big League Stew on the unfolding drama of the National League's Cy Young race, feature Cardinal teammates Adam Wainwright and Chris Carpenter: So which pitcher has a better chance of taking home the hardware? Until Sunday's seven earned runs...

    Blog | September 14, 2009