The What Did I Just See!? Factor

Every day in baseball, there are plays that elicit gasps from spectators. The home-run-saving leap at the wall. An outfielder leaving his feet and just grasping the ball with his glove before sliding across the grass. The diving middle...

Rule Book 101: Unintentional Interference by a Wayward Bat Boy

In his latest rule book interpretation, Brandon Magee looks at the rules that apply when a bat boy interferes with a ball or a ballplayer in play
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A Tale of Two Cities

Brandon Magee compares the first month of baseball through the lens of two very different teams: the Washington Nationals and the Kansas City Royals.

A Tale of Two Offenses

Brandon Magee examines the offenses of the Washington Nationals and Kansas City Royals, two offenses at exact opposite polar extremes.
Jaime Garcia

What Can Braves Fans Expect from Jaime Garcia

When the Atlanta Braves acquired veteran pitchers Bartolo Colon and R.A. Dickey, their intention seemed clear: They were stocking up on reliable innings-eaters without high expectations on short-term contracts, providing the Braves’ pitching prospects a little more time in...
Julio Teheran

Julio Teheran Looks to Lead the Braves Staff

Ian York examines Julio Teheran with PITCHf/x and his unique graphics, as the righty looks to lead the rebuilding Atlanta Braves.
RA Dickey

RA Dickey Brings His Knuckleball to Atlanta

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique graphics to demonstrate what RA Dickey will bring to the Atlanta Braves.
Bartolo Colon

What Does the Venerable Bartolo Colon Bring to the Atlanta Braves?

Ian York looks at Bartolo Colon using PITCHf/x and his unique graphics to see what the veteran bring to the Atlanta Braves.
Clayton Kershaw Saved

NLDS Game 5 Recap: Clayton Kershaw Saved the Day

Pete Hodges recaps the wild Game 5 of the NLDS, in which Clayton Kershaw saved the day with a two-out bullpen appearance.
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NLDS Game 4 Recap: Dodgers Victory Sends Series Back to Capital

Dave McCullough recaps Game 4 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Washington Nationals, where the Dodgers victory resulted in the series going back to Washington for Game 5.

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