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  1. Thursday Thurmans

    The Common Man

    While you were sleeping, these links were inspiring me to blatantly rip off Rob Neyer's old bit and point you toward brilliant work that other people are doing. Enjoy: In the wake of Duke Snider's passing, the incomparable Joe Posnanski digs deep...

    Blog | March 03, 2011
  2. Change will roll into the Hall, someday

    Rob Neyer

    Yesterday, Jim Caple wrote a perfectly cogent, clear-eyed look at the Hall of Fame electorate's tortured take on drugs. In the wake of yesterday's BBWAA Hall of Fame voting results, a number of other cogent and clear-eyed pieces have been written ...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  3. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links almost didn't bother, because all the new news is about Derek Jeter and even that's not really new news. But the blog is a harsh mistress, my friends, and so the links must go on ... Evan Brunell interviews Bill James, and the resul...

    Blog | November 29, 2010
  4. Hard choices about living players

    Rob Neyer

    Inspired by Stan Musial's 90th, Derrick Goold sets out to make a list of the 10 greatest living players ... Start with the sainted trinity of Musial, Mays and Aaron and then . . . where? Longevity like Nolan Ryan's has to be considered, but so too ...

    Blog | November 22, 2010
  5. NL Gold Gloves hold few surprises

    Rob Neyer

    In the National League, five of this year's Gold Gloves went to Cardinals and Reds, and they happen to be arrayed in and around the infield. So let's start there ... Cincinnati's Bronson Arroyo throws right-handed, but that doesn't seem to help th...

    Blog | November 10, 2010
  6. Sparky was one of the greats

    Rob Neyer

    Just last week -- and just before the passing of Artie Wilson -- I mentioned how lucky we are to still have Willie Mays and Bob Feller and Stan Musial and Yogi Berra among us. I should have mentioned Sparky Anderson, who today joined Artie Wilson in ...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  7. Saying goodbye to Negro Leagues great

    Rob Neyer

    I just heard the bad news: Artie Wilson died yesterday. Who was Artie Wilson? Probably one of the greatest baseball players you've never heard of. Wilson, a star on the Portland Beavers who is still regarded as the last player to hit .400 for a ...

    Blog | November 01, 2010
  8. Even immortals aren't immortal

    Rob Neyer

    Well, this was unfortunate: Willie Mays was sick and missed throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the World Series opener. Mays was announced earlier Wednesday on a list of six Hall of Famers to throw out first pitches before Wednesd...

    Blog | October 28, 2010
  9. Rob Neyer: All-time bests from the All-Star Game

    Rob Neyer

    From Willie Mays to Cal Ripken Jr. to Reggie Jackson, check out the all-time bests in several different categories related to the All-Star Game.

    Story | Conversation | July 13, 2010
  10. Buffett boosts A-Rod's bank balance

    Rob Neyer

    Hey, who knew that the Omaha Wizard created those silly bonuses in Alex Rodriguez's contract? Mark Feinsand: The incentive clauses were actually the creation of Warren Buffett, Rodriguez's billionaire friend who advised him during his negotiations ...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  11. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are grateful to a number of SweetSpot Network bloggers for filling this space with aplomb last week while the usual gang of idiot was taking some time off ... * Do you remember Willie Banks? After reading Jeff Roberts' story about Ba...

    Blog | May 17, 2010
  12. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are going on strike immediately and won't return to work until Alex Rodriguez hits another home run ... • There have been dozens of tributes to Ernie Harwell already, and it's hardly fair to single out just a few of them ... bu...

    Blog | May 05, 2010
  13. Monte Irvin, 91, still thinking

    Rob Neyer

    Sometimes I wish we wouldn't go looking for trouble ... Two years after Jackie Robinson broke into the majors, the Giants introduced their first two African Americans, Monte Irvin and Hank Thompson, in July 1949. Two years later, Willie Mays arrive...

    Blog | April 20, 2010
  14. These Questions 3: James S. Hirsch

    Rob Neyer

    With James S. Hirsch's new biography of Willie Mays just hitting the bestseller list this week, Hirsch was kind enough to answer a few questions about Mays and the book: Rob: Willie Mays, probably more than any other player -- and perhaps more t...

    Blog | February 25, 2010
  15. Teixeira is what's right (and wrong) with Yanks

    Rob Neyer

    The Yankees' best player? As Chad Jennings points out, it might be the guy without the news conferences: Tucked away in the far corner of the Yankees' spring-training clubhouse, Mark Teixeira was surrounded but smiling, as friendly and optimistic a...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  16. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links don't have to mean anything, you know? They're just beautiful to watch, like Willie Mays in center field or Mount Hood on a clear day in February ... * Oh, these pesky youngsters and their sabermetrics. What shall be done with them? ...

    Blog | February 24, 2010