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Monthly Archive: September 2009

Monday

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September 2009

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The Active Hitting Leader Quiz

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Today we look at the career leaders among active players to see who holds the lead for various hitting categories. There are links to the leaders to each question. Make a guess and then take a look at the link to see if you’re right. Be honest, and share your score in the comment section. 1. Hit Leaders – (Answer) 2 Run Scored Leaders – (Answer) 3. RBI Leaders – (Answer) 4. Base on Balls Leaders – (Answer) 5. Strikeout Leaders – (Answer) 6.Stolen Base Leaders – (Answer) 7. Batting Average Leaders – (Answer) 8. On Base % Leaders – […]

Sunday

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September 2009

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Milkit Badly — the final chapter. Hopefully.

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I hate to gloat and say that I told you so, but feel free to go back to my original post on this site — and then come back. It’s okay. I’ll wait. It’s titled “Milkit Badly” and you’ll find it in the archives. Dated February 7, 2009. Go on. {{{whistling}}} {{{tapping feet}}} Oh, good. You’re back. Can I get some of you Milton apologists to admit that this guy was a bad signing? That he had an absolutely crappy year? That, regardless of sample size, BABIP, Nationalized Health Care, or OBP — he didn’t get it done. For the […]

Sunday

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September 2009

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I liked the way Hendry handled things

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As Lizzy has previously reported Milton Bradley has been suspended for the rest of the 2009 season. This move was entirely justified as the player’s comments regarding the Cubs organization, clubhouse and fans became entirely too much to put up with. In my opinion the Cubs’ management showed patience and good judgement in how they handled this matter. Said GM Jim Hendry: “There have been a lot of issues that we’ve lived with during the year, but the last few days became too much for me to tolerate, to be honest with you. I’m not going to let our great […]

Sunday

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September 2009

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MB Suspended

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Y’all may already know this, but apparently Milton Bradley has been suspended for the rest of the year for comments made to the media. Twittered from the Chicago Sun Times about 20 mins ago.

Saturday

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September 2009

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A Statistical Analysis

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My general attitude towards statistics is summarized in the saying: “The figures don’t lie, but liars sure can figure.” Nevertheless, the name of Bill James as author grabbed my attention and I decided to dive into what I knew would be a statistical roller coaster ride. The book in question is titled “Whatever Happened to the Hall of Fame? – Baseball, Cooperstown, and the Politics of Glory” (Previously published as “The Politics of Glory”). It’s not a new book, with a copyright of 1994,1995 (by Bill James). Prior to reading this book, I never gave much thought to the Hall […]