Jose Constanza, Tyler Pastornicky, Christian Bethancourt, Joey Terdoslavich, Jonny Venters (by JonathanF)

So last year I got assigned Jose Constanza, Tyler Pastornicky and J.C. Boscan. My editor, AAR, was so pleased with my ability to wrench some manner of amusement out of barely serviceable parts that this year I have been allocated Constanza, Pastornicky, Joey Terdoslavich, Jonny Venters, and Christian Bethancourt. (I think I may have been … Continue reading “Jose Constanza, Tyler Pastornicky, Christian Bethancourt, Joey Terdoslavich, Jonny Venters (by JonathanF)”


So, major league baseball just went nuts and did something I’ve been hoping for for a long time. Almost everything is challengeable now. Here are four of the main bullet points, as the AP writes: —Each manager will have a maximum two challenges per game. —If a challenge is upheld, it won’t count against a … Continue reading “SO MUCH MORE INSTANT REPLAY”

The Braves Are Leaving Atlanta

The Braves have announced plans to move to a new stadium in Cobb County in 2017, after (what will have been) 20 years of calling Turner Field home. I don’t have a lot of thoughts at the moment. The team’s website for the move announces that the stadium is near the intersection of I-75 and … Continue reading “The Braves Are Leaving Atlanta”

Rosterbation, Part II: 2014 Projected Salaries

New thread for the sake of new threadness. There was some question about B-REF’s numbers on the last SWAG at this, so this time I’ve decided to guess at individual arbitration and contract assignments for various players. For example, I’f decided that Freddie Freeman will receive the same contract in his first year of arb … Continue reading “Rosterbation, Part II: 2014 Projected Salaries”

Kremlinology, Part 1

For those of you born after 1989… Christ I’m old. *sigh* For those of you born after 1989, “Kremlinology” is/was the art of attempting to predict and interpret actions, statements and behaviors coming out of the Kremlin during the Soviet years. The dry definition over at Wiki doesn’t really do justice to the concept. Yes, … Continue reading “Kremlinology, Part 1”

Braves 6, Dodgers 13

The Texans started out this game the same way they ended the last one, with a pick-6 by Matt Schaub. It was pretty well-timed, too. Chris Collinsworth had just made a joke about Schaub having tied the record for consecutive games with a pick-six with John Elway and Peyton Manning. From there, the game– Wait, there’s another … Continue reading “Braves 6, Dodgers 13”