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  1. Players with more errors than strikeouts

    David Schoenfield

    Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hasn't struck out yet in 45 plate appearances. He's also yet to commit to an error. Have I mentioned that I love Simmons? This won't keep up, of course. At some point he'll face Jose Fernandez and Fernand...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  2. Opening Day primer: What not to miss

    David Schoenfield

    There's nothing quite like Opening Day. As Pete Rose once said, "It's like Christmas except warmer." It's a reminder that for perhaps inexplicable reasons we still love this crazy game, that we're ready to devote way too many hours over the next seve...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  3. Another reason to love Jose Fernandez

    David Schoenfield

    As if we need more impetus to like Marlins phenom Jose Fernandez, he says this to MLB.com: "My goal this year is to have a 1.95 ERA." Love it. Love that he has set a goal that will be outrageously difficult to achieve but firmly believes he can do...

    Blog | February 26, 2014
  4. Cardinals making right decision with Wacha

    David Schoenfield

    I love this quote from Cardinals pitching coach Derek Lilliquist about Michael Wacha: "I don't see any reason why there is the buzz about the workload. He had 170 innings last year. You can think he could be a 200-inning guy this year. At the end of ...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  5. Yankees are still baseball's evil empire

    David Schoenfield

    This is the New York Yankees organization we love to hate: spending $155 million on Masahiro Tanaka and $153 million on Jacoby Ellsbury and at least $85 million on Brian McCann and another $45 million on Carlos Beltran, plus some pocket change on the...

    Blog | January 22, 2014
  6. Why the Pirates are likely to decline in 2014

    David Schoenfield

    I didn't want to have to write this post. After all, I didn't have a specific rooting interest outside of my lousy hometown team, and like many fans, I fell a little bit in love with the Pittsburgh Pirates and their rise to prominence this past seaso...

    Blog | December 16, 2013
  7. Ten reasons to love this World Series

    David Schoenfield

    This probably isn't the World Series you wanted, assuming you don't root for the Red Sox or Cardinals. After all, both franchises have been to the World Series multiple times in the past decade and both have won twice. So maybe you wanted some new bl...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  8. Tigers better even with hobbled Cabrera

    David Schoenfield

    I'll be honest: I never quite got the love affair with the 2011 and 2012 Detroit Tigers. They were good teams winning bad divisions, top-heavy with stars, but the sum of the parts was never as good as the national media made them out to be. I mean...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  9. Who to root for? Ranking the contenders

    David Schoenfield

    Your team is out of it, but you still love baseball. You intend keep checking box scores and watching the big games these final two weeks. You'll watch the playoffs, but you need a team to root for. So, who to pick from the remaining teams in cont...

    Blog | September 15, 2013
  10. Cole outduels Darvish for Pirates' 82nd win

    David Schoenfield

    What a 82 Buccos Victory, love these guys! You know #21 Roberto and #8 Pops are smiling down on us, now lets go get the division!- Neil Walker (@NeilWalker18) September 10, 2013 Neil Walker is a local kid, went to high school in Gibsonia, ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  11. Davis, Harper highlight Derby squads

    David Schoenfield

    I have a 15-year-old nephew who loves the Home Run Derby but doesn't care all that much about the actual All-Star Game. That seems a little blasphemous to those of us of a certain age who grew up hating Pete Rose and Steve Garvey and all of those Nat...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  12. Rays staying in race thanks to offense

    David Schoenfield

    I know, I know: You're tired of stat nerds professing their love for the Tampa Bay Rays, a franchise that hasn't even reached the World Series since 2008, let alone ever won one. Why do we love the Rays? They compete despite usually ranking near t...

    Blog | June 11, 2013
  13. Sox, M's remind us why we love baseball

    David Schoenfield

    The game survives. It always survives. A routine Wednesday afternoon game on a gorgeous June day in Seattle between two teams rapidly going nowhere can slog along for 13 uneventful innings -- so uneventful that it was 0-0 heading to the 14th, with...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  14. Battle of the uniforms: Caple, Lukas brawl

    David Schoenfield

    I hope you've checked out our Battle of the Uniforms package. I still say the Phillies cream jerseys with the blue cap are the best in baseball, although I love the Cardinals' new alternate jerseys. Anyway, check out the video above as Jim Caple a...

    Blog | May 15, 2013
  15. Is Buchholz cheating? Jack Morris thinks so

    David Schoenfield

    I love a good cheating accusation. I mean -- peanuts, hot dogs, hating the Yankees, pitching inside and cheating: Aren't they all a fundamental part of the game we love? Blue Jays broadcaster Jack Morris thinks Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchhol...

    Blog | May 02, 2013
  16. Almost perfect: Darvish ready to make leap

    David Schoenfield

    Love that we've all accepted that pitch count, not Houston's lineup, is the greatest threat to this perfect game.- Andy Behrens (@andybehrens) April 3, 2013 Back in 1962, Don Drysdale threw 163 pitches in his first start of the sea...

    Blog | April 02, 2013