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  1. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links don't like to see baseball players fighting. But today's links do like close pennant races, and the passions that result ... I've got some exciting news! Two of my favorite blogs -- The Common Man and The Daily Something -- have joi...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  2. Is Pavano this good ... or just lucky?

    Rob Neyer

    After recapping Carl Pavano's odd history ("American Idle" always makes me giggle) and noting Pavano's successes this season, The Common Man explains them away: We could credit a new pitch. According to Pitch F/X, Pavano's been using a two-seam fast...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  3. Waiting for the save situation ... forever

    Rob Neyer

    From the mailbag a good question from a Mets fan (and no, not that Mets fan) ... Rob, as a fan of both the Mets and common sense, I simply can't take this any longer. The Mets lost two extra-inning games in Cincinnati this week, and K-Rod pitched i...

    Blog | May 06, 2010
  4. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links will still be here tomorrow, if you're too "busy" today ... but then they'll be gone forever! * The Common Man applies a healthy dose of skepticism to the notion that Hank Greenberg was denied a shot at 61 homers because of his relig...

    Blog | March 24, 2010
  5. The American League's MFH

    Rob Neyer

    From the middle of The Common Man's ode to the manly awesomeness of Frank Howard (one of my favorite players who I never actually saw): In fact, it might be helpful to think of Frank Howard as the player everyone thinks Jim Rice was. Like Rice, How...

    Blog | February 02, 2010
  6. Rob Neyer: Gold Glovers of the decade

    Rob Neyer

    A little math and a little common sense helped devise a list of the Gold Glove winners of the decade.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2009
  7. Charlie Manuel's big chance

    Rob Neyer

    In the wake of yet another blown save (and loss), comes this comment at Beerleaguer: While I disagree with common sense's implication that anyone can be a closer, I do like his idea of restoring the two-inning closer. The Phillies have less than...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  8. Rob Neyer: Umpires don't live like the Common Man

    Rob Neyer

    At least one reader took some offense at my take on a new tool for checking the umps' work: You consistently argue for the common man, unless that common man forms a group to gain some sort of leverage against The Man. The umpires work extremely ha...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2009
  9. Rob Neyer: Crazy to cite Sandy Koufax on high pitch counts argume...

    Rob Neyer

    I'm with Bruce Jenkins. These silly teams really do need to stop babying their pitchers ... Late last summer, your 3-Dot proprietor composed a two-part series on pitch counts for the Sporting Green. It was a plea for teams to use common sense an...

    Blog | Conversation | April 02, 2009
  10. Six weeks don't mean much

    Rob Neyer

    The Tigers, Phillies, Reds and D-Backs have been surprises so far, but not all of them are playoff material, writes Rob Neyer.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2006
  11. Gibson made Boston's dream impossible

    Rob Neyer

    In the '67 Series, the Red Sox and Cardinals had one thing in common – both had one truly outstanding starting pitcher.

    Story | Conversation | October 22, 2004
  12. Comparing eras not suggested

    Rob Neyer

    While it's fun to compare players from different eras, it's really not the best way to evaluate their careers.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2004
  13. Excluding A-Rod would be lunacy

    Rob Neyer

    Playing for a lousy team has never been a reason to exclude players from MVP consideration (see: Cal Ripken).

    Story | Conversation | September 18, 2003
  14. Random notes from around the game

    Rob Neyer

    What does Johnny Damon have in common with a guy named Gene Stephens? Plus, much, much more.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2003
  15. Offensive woes continue for Phils, White Sox, A's

    Rob Neyer

    Expected to be serious contenders this season, the Phillies, White Sox and A's continue to struggle along.

    Story | Conversation | June 16, 2003
  16. The power of a man named Borowy

    Rob Neyer

    What do Bartolo Colon and Hank Borowy have in common? Rob tells the interesting story.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2002