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Dave McCullough looks back at when Michael Jordan left the NBA to try his hand at professional baseball and couldn't hack it because baseball is hard.
Time Management Problem

Major League Baseball’s Time Management Problem

After the latest proposal by MLB, Dave McCullough has some suggestions on how they can fix their time management problem.
2017 MLB Season

What to Expect Out of the 2017 MLB Season

With catchers and pitchers reporting in just one week, David McCullough takes a look at some things we can look forward to in the 2017 MLB season.
Willie Hernandez

Throwback Thursday: Willie Hernandez

Justin Gorman takes a look back at the career of Willie Hernandez, whose ordinary career surrounded an extraordinary 1984 season.

This Week in Baseball Writing: January 30, 2017

January 30, 2017: This Week in Baseball Writing is a weekly series meant to bring attention to some of the high-quality baseball writers on the internet.
1999 Oakland Athletics

Throwback Thursday: The 1999 Oakland Athletics

Justin Gorman takes a look back at the underachieving 1999 Oakland Athletics, focusing on two sluggers who had career years and are often forgotten.
Umpires Call

How Did the Umpires Call the Strike Zone in 2016?

Ian York examines how umpires call the strike zone, focusing on the way specific umpires called it in 2016 and who the most and least favorable umps were.
Umpire Strike Zone Changes

Year-to-Year Umpire Strike Zone Changes

Ian York compiled the umpire strike zone changes over the PITCHf/x era of all umpires who pitches 30 games in any one year.
Most Improved Pitches

Most Improved Pitches from the 2016 Season

Ian York uses total bases per 100 pitches to determine the most and least improved pitches from the 2016 season.
Fastball Value

Change in Fastball Value: 2016 Edition

Ian York determines the change in fastball value from 2015 to 2016 using total bases per 100 pitches and offers a ranking of all pitchers from MLB.

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