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  1. 'Sabermetrics' (the word) remains free to all

    Rob Neyer

    All's well that ends well: The widely used baseball term "sabermetrics" will not be trademarked, and will instead remain in the public domain. The marketing firm that tried to trademark it, Deep Focus Inc., withdrew its application Wednesday fo...

    Blog | February 08, 2010
  2. Nady out, Swisher in (for sure)

    Rob Neyer

    Nady Swisher From Peter Abraham: BREAKING NEWS UPDATE, 12:55 p.m.: Nothing official yet, but the word is that Xavier Nady will need surgery and miss the season. UPDATE, 1:47 p.m.: We just spoke to...

    Blog | April 15, 2009
  3. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links were collected from within the confines of a real-life time machine ... Just more Jonah being Jonah. Rany offers the (or a) final word on Gil Meche. And I still say Meche probably would have gotten hurt even if his manager hadn't ...

    Blog | January 24, 2011
  4. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links have promised to behave, as long as meals are served regularly ... Come to A Very Special Episode for the (ironic) laughs, and stay for Larry's spot-on commentary. I like it when bloggers don't mince words, and when it comes to Ma...

    Blog | January 19, 2011
  5. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Please forgive today's links for their seeming brevity; there are actually plenty of words in there, once you get to clicking. They promise ... Graham Womack put an immense amount of work into his latest effort, a voting-driven list of the 50 gre...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  6. Rangers have too many edges over Giants

    Rob Neyer

    The ink is barely dry on Saturday night's box score, so what you're about to read (I hope) is hardly the last word on the Rangers and the Giants. We've got three full days to analyze the stuffing out of the 2010 World Series. Still, a few quick t...

    Blog | October 24, 2010
  7. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are beginning to worry that the games in San Francisco this weekend won't mean nearly as much as they'd hoped ... Your Must-Read of the Week: Carson Cistulli on sabermetrics, Bill James, and the science of words. (Oh, and I enjoyed ...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  8. These Questions 3: Kathryn Schulz

    Rob Neyer

    When I read a book, I usually have a pencil at hand, for marking passages or circling words I want to look up later. With each notation, I'll also pencil in a page number on the book's endpaper. In the case of Kathryn Schulz's "Being Wrong: Adventure...

    Blog | August 20, 2010
  9. Friday Filberts (super-sized!)

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links are so full of themselves that they can't help pointing out what must be a record number of words in today's Link-O-Rama ... Tim Marchman lays out -- with great intelligence and fairness, as usual -- the problems with defensive stat...

    Blog | August 13, 2010
  10. Reds' Brandon Phillips calls out Cardinals

    Rob Neyer

    I can't remember the last time a player called out another team like this. Hal McCoy: Before we dissect the Chris Dickerson-for-Jim Edmonds trade with Milwaukee, listen to some quick words from Brandon Phillips before the big, Big, BIG three-game ...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  11. San Jose to vote on ballpark for A's

    Rob Neyer

    With everyone west of the Bay and north of the Bay and east of the Bay and south of the Bay still waiting for some official word on the fate of the Athletics, San Jose's mayor has scheduled a ballot measure for this fall ... and Major League Baseball...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  12. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links wish that when Abner Doubleday invented baseball, he had also invented a way for pitchers to not get hurt ... Tuesday I was pretty rough on the Royals, and I'm not taking back a single word. (If only because it's already out there s...

    Blog | July 28, 2010
  13. Feldman, Wells good bets to improve

    Rob Neyer

    What's wrong with Scott Feldman (5-6, 5.32 ERA)? In a word: nothing. For more words, we've got David Golebiewski: Last season, Feldman benefited from a .276 BABIP. In 2010, balls put in play against him are falling for hits at an absurd clip - his B...

    Blog | June 25, 2010
  14. Wednesday Wangdoodles

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links finally know what it must have been like, watching Karl Spooner pitch ... Tango's got A Good Question: Now that Dallas Braden's used the L-word (twice!), are the rest of us allowed to use it? Honestly, I can barely believe the L...

    Blog | June 09, 2010
  15. Twins lose first game (to weather) in 30 years

    Rob Neyer

    Wait. It's still snowing somewhere that isn't a mountain? Yeah: The Twins, for the first time since 1980, heard those dreaded words at home: Game postponed because of rain. The Twins, who moved this year to outdoor Target Field, which has no retr...

    Blog | May 07, 2010
  16. Monday Mendozas

    Rob Neyer

    Today's links, whatever else their differences, are all thrilled that the words "Joe Mauer" and "pinstripes" won't appear together again for a long, long time ... * Just the other day, we read that Dontrelle Willis was still a candidate for t...

    Blog | March 22, 2010