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  1. Three peculiar routes to a batting title

    Jayson Stark

    Babe Ruth once won a batting title -- while hitting 46 home runs. Matty Alou once won a batting title -- while hitting two home runs. Just thought you'd want to remember that because it reminds us batting champs come in all shapes and sizes, ...

    Blog | September 20, 2014
  2. How far the mighty A's, Red Sox have fallen

    Jayson Stark

    I can remember when it used to be a compliment to be called "the best team in baseball." Ha. Not anymore. Now, all of a sudden, it's an indication you're about to roar off a cliff -- in about the next 20 minutes. Which brings us to the latest...

    Blog | September 18, 2014
  3. MLB -- Strange But True in 2013

    Jayson Stark

    If you thought that the 2013 season wasn't jam-packed with strange but true feats on and off the diamond, Jayson Stark's here to disabuse you of that notion.

    Story | Conversation | December 29, 2013
  4. MLB -- Offseason winners and losers

    Jayson Stark

    Jayson Stark picks the winners and losers of the offseason to date, considering the winter meetings couldn't match the activity from the previous week.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2013
  5. Astros have been doing whole lot of losing

    Jayson Stark

    Here at the September History Watch, we'd like to thank the Houston Astros for supplying us so much rich, historic material these past three seasons, simply by, well, losing a lot. As in really, really a lot. We're well aware that one of t...

    Blog | September 23, 2013
  6. Houston Astros Edition of September History Watch

    Jayson Stark

    Simply put: The Houston Astros have lost a lot of games in 2013.

    Blog | Conversation | September 23, 2013
  7. Five great storylines we can go back to

    Jayson Stark

    The past couple of days have reminded me of something I'd almost forgotten. There is life after A-Rod-Palooza. There is a great baseball season going on out there, friends. So let's stop talking about that third baseman for the Yankees and...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  8. Five storylines we can go back to now that we have an A-Rod resol...

    Jayson Stark

    Jayson Stark highlights five storylines we can go back to now that we have an A-Rod resolution.

    Blog | Conversation | August 08, 2013
  9. MLB trade deadline winners and losers

    Jayson Stark

    It was one of the strangest, quietest trade deadline days of all time, but there were some significant moves made in July.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2013
  10. Houston Astros, Miami Marlins chasing dubious records

    Jayson Stark

    They're bad. Really bad. And if they don't pick up the pace, the Astros and Marlins could join the ranks of baseball's all-time worst teams.

    Story | Conversation | May 22, 2013
  11. Astros hitters racking up the strikeouts

    Jayson Stark

    According to Kmart.com, there are no longer any Kmarts in the entire Houston metropolitan area. Hey, that's funny. Our ESPN.com stats page begs to differ. That stats page tells us the Houston Astros have spent this season erecting the ki...

    Blog | April 09, 2013
  12. Houston Astros hitters are striking out at a record pace

    Jayson Stark

    Having already whiffed at least 13 times in five of their first seven games, Astros hitters are on pace to strike out almost 1,900 times this season.

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2013
  13. The dominance of Yu Darvish

    Jayson Stark

    As you watched Yu Darvish carve up the Astros on Tuesday night, did it enter your mind at all: Could this team get no-hit like six times this year? Baseball Prospectus projects that this Astros lineup is going to hit .236/.303/.385 this year...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  14. The dominance of Yu Darvish and the Astros' anemic offense

    Jayson Stark

    Inside the brilliance of Yu Darvish's near-perfect game and the Astros' anemic offense.

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2013
  15. Astros starting over in every way

    Jayson Stark

    The Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays found themselves on the same field Tuesday. That was a fascinating development -- and not just because Rays starter David Price happens to own a dog named Astro. It's fascinating because the 2013 ...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  16. Baseball's five most and five least improved teams

    Jayson Stark

    Looking at the good and the bad as baseball's offseason has reached its halfway point.

    Story | Conversation | December 20, 2012