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  1. Pineda's pine tar opens up can of worms

    David Schoenfield

    In the annals of illustrious moments in pitching history, I'm not exactly sure where Michael Pineda's pine tar on the neck ranks among such past incidents as Whitey Ford's turpentine ball, Gaylord Perry's Vaseline, Rick Honeycutt's thumbtack in the g...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  2. 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
  3. Random fun notes about brothers

    David Schoenfield

    On Tuesday night, B.J. Upton and little brother Justin Upton became just the second brother combo to hit back-to-back home runs, joining Hall of Famers Lloyd and Paul Waner, who did it on Sept. 15, 1938. Here are some notes about major league brother...

    Blog | April 24, 2013
  4. The best five-year pitching peaks

    David Schoenfield

    This is another follow-up to a debate that arose in a recent chat session: Which pitcher had the best five-year peak? With Sandy Koufax having spent time at Dodgers camp this spring it seems like a perfect time for a list, doesn't it? Well, I c...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  5. Gaylord Perry, cheaters and the Hall

    David Schoenfield

    I told myself I wasn't going to write on this topic, since the lines are more divided than Congress. But driving into work today I heard Mike Ferrin and Jim Duquette interview Jim Palmer on MLB Radio. Asked about the PED issue and the upcoming Hall o...

    Blog | January 02, 2013
  6. Is Kevin Towers destroying the D-backs?

    David Schoenfield

    An apparently disgruntled Diamondbacks fan has undertaken to "update" Kevin Towers' Wikipedia page (via Dayn Perry of the Eye on Baseball blog). You may think it's funny, but, man, there are a lot of angry fans out there. It is worth looking at To...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  7. Joel Peralta revives old-school cheating

    David Schoenfield

    Before steroids and HGH and the cream and the clear and other substances of superpower magic, we had old-school baseball: You know, stealing signs from center field, corking the bat, spitting on the ball, using the catcher's belt buckle to cut the ba...

    Blog | June 19, 2012
  8. Scary strong: Cruz powers Rangers to win

    David Schoenfield

    Hanging slider, meet Nelson Cruz's bat. For the second time in three innings, the Texas Rangers loaded the bases with no outs. In the ninth, Jose Valverde had magically escaped the jam. In the 11th inning, Cruz swung hard at a 1-2 slider from Ryan...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  9. Ten games left, 10 things to watch

    David Schoenfield

    1. AL wild-card race. As Dayn Perry writes on ESPN Insider, the popular narrative may have those pesky Rays chasing down the high-priced Red Sox, but the reality is that Boston is still in the driver's seat thanks to its favorable schedule. That sai...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  10. Mike Stanton's impressive season

    David Schoenfield

    While Dayn Perry had an ESPN Insider piece today chronicling Jayson Heyward's disappointing second season, Mike Stanton has quietly been a star for the Marlins. Like Heyward, he's just 21, but he's second in the NL in home runs with 30. He's increase...

    Blog | August 22, 2011
  11. More on best pitching seasons since 1960

    David Schoenfield

    On Thursday, I wrote a post on my list of the 15-best pitching seasons since 1960, topped by Pedro Martinez's superlative 2000 campaign. I wanted to post this quick follow-up chart, which lists each pitcher's runs allowed per nine innings, innings...

    Blog | July 01, 2011
  12. The best pitching seasons since 1960

    David Schoenfield

    Last week on his blog, Curt Schilling wrote an interesting post on what he called Pitcher Dominance Factor -- a way to evaluate the best starting pitchers. His formula basically rates a pitcher by comparing his ERA to the league average ERA for start...

    Blog | June 30, 2011
  13. Starting another year of baseball memories

    David Schoenfield

    I don't actually remember the first baseball game I attended, but in the spring of 1973 my father assures me we went to see a local high school phenom named Floyd Bannister, who would go 15-0 with an 0.00 ERA and three years later become the first pi...

    Blog | March 23, 2011