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  1. Commish should be more than just an average guy

    Joe Posnanski, like most writers, genuinely likes Bud Selig. Why? Because Selig seems real, and because he genuinely seems to like baseball ... Bud liked baseball. That's all. When he was a boy he would not talk about playing on a major league b...

    Blog | Conversation | October 29, 2008
  2. Is Shields really "Big Game James"?

    Joe Posnanski likes James Shields. He really does. But for the life of him, Joe can't figure out how Shields got his nickname ... I'm a big James Shields fan. Big. I remember before the start of the year having an argument with a pretty prominen...

    Blog | Conversation | October 17, 2008
  3. Manny certainly has Hall of Fame numbers, but …

    Joe Posnanski on the genius of Manny Ramirez: In 1998 and 1999, MannyBManny drove in 310 runs, the most in back-to-back seasons since Hank Greenberg 60 years earlier. Other than his overpowering numbers and his odd brush with the law in Cleveland (...

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2008
  4. Abiding by the 'Gloaden Rule'

    Yesterday, Joe Posnanski wrote about what he learned playing Strat-O-Matic. I've written about my Strat-obsessive days a few times over the years, so today I'll just second Joe's emotion. Anyway, one product of Joe's Strat managing is the "Gloaden Ru...

    Blog | Conversation | August 01, 2008
  5. Pena should consider becoming a pitcher

    The Royals' best reliever in their humiliating loss to the Tigers last night? Their erstwhile shortstop, who came on in the ninth and looked pretty nifty. Joe Posnanski: So, the Gobble fiasco led Hillman to try something goofy in the ninth -- h...

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2008
  6. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    • Bow. Just go ahead and bow, right now, to the Great Talent that is Joe Posnanski. Why? Yesterday Brian Bannister recorded his second win -- both of them coming against powerhouse lineups -- which means he's now 33 percent of the way to six wi...

    Blog | Conversation | April 09, 2008
  7. Joe's prose; Mays by a nose

    Joe Posnanski's started a new, presumably regular feature called "Who's Better?" Or WB for short. This week (at least for starters) it's Roberto Clemente vs. Al Kaline, which is one of the best WB's in major league history (if not as good as Mantle v...

    Blog | Conversation | April 03, 2008
  8. '60 Minutes' whiffs on James

    I was going to offer my take on Bill James' "60 Minutes" spot, but of course Joe Posnanski beat me to "my" take: The problem with this piece -- and I'm guessing it's the problem with any of these 60 Minutes profiles of people you don't know -- ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2008
  9. Fifteen wins for Tomko?

    Deep, deep, deep within Joe Posnanski's latest long, long, long blog entry, we find this: One of my favorite moments of spring happened when I asked a scout and a very good friend of mine to give me reasons -- in a dream world sense -- why the...

    Blog | Conversation | March 13, 2008
  10. A limerick about the Ex-Royals

    First it was haiku, then couplets, and now Joe Posnanski previews an American League division with limericks. For example, the Athletics: To the Moneyball man go of all the spoils The most famous GM on American soil But this part ain't funny He'...

    Blog | Conversation | March 06, 2008
  11. Friday filberts

    News, notes and whatnot while wondering why a bunch of baseball writers don't get together and bribe Jose Canseco to not publish his book at all ... • Joe Posnanski writes the story that should warm the hearts of small-market fans everywhere: ...

    Blog | Conversation | January 25, 2008
  12. What about the health risks?

    If you don't have time for all 12 of Joe Posnanski's Twelve Random Thoughts of Christmas, I still must insist that you read Joe's thoughts about Sweet Lou Whitaker (vs. Ryno Ryne Sandberg) and the Can't Miss Snowball TrickTM. And here's Posnanski on ...

    Blog | Conversation | December 24, 2007
  13. Wednesday wangdoodles

    • Inspired by The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract, Joe Posnanski takes a long and loving look at the most underachieving team ever (Hint: They were managed by the same guy who managed an an 85-win playoff team this year, and probabl...

    Blog | Conversation | December 12, 2007
  14. HOF statue great honor for O'Neil

    You might have missed it last week: the Hall of Fame figured a way to honor Buck O'Neil. Joe Posnanski, a great writer and a great friend of Buck's, had the best take on the news from Cooperstown ... It took a year, but they came up with a beautif...

    Blog | Conversation | November 02, 2007
  15. Hillman could be good hire for K.C.

    Yesterday the Royals introduced their new manager to Kansas City. Even before then, Joe Posnanski was giddy: Here's the biggest reason why I love the hiring of Trey Hillman as manager of the Kansas City Royals: This should work. The key word here i...

    Blog | Conversation | October 23, 2007
  16. Time for Indians to change logo

    Why did the Indians lose? How could the Indians have possibly been outscored 30-5 in the past three games? I've seen only one answer that makes sense: The Joe Posnanski Wahoo Curse. As ShysterBall wrote before Game 7, Yes, there is a game seven to...

    Blog | Conversation | October 22, 2007