Baseball Is Life: God at Second Base
Baseball - General / Baseball Is Life / Big Red Machine / Former Reds

Baseball Is Life: God at Second Base

Our budget-conscious mother sewed, cobbled together, or recycled our Halloween costumes, which by 2017 standards isn’t just Earth-friendly, it was life-saving. Instead of shipping us out the door sheathed in flammable plastic to walk amongst a dark neighborhood rife with candles, she sent us into the night well-equipped to flee the potential razor blades buried … Continue reading

The Middle
Baseball - General

The Middle

Like everyone else, I’m prone to measure a player against the “average” major leaguer. Or at least my perception of it. But average changes all the time, so I thought it would be good to put together a post illustrating what average is in the current major league environment. Offense The average major league player … Continue reading

Bill James and the Origins of Sabermetrics
2017 Reds / Baseball - General

Bill James and the Origins of Sabermetrics

Bill James was in Cincinnati a couple weeks ago, speaking at Xavier for the Williams College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series. The semi-autobiographical talk, titled “Never Meant for that to Happen: How My Career Accidentally Disrupted a Market” focused on the humble beginnings of his career and the sabermetric movement. I was fortunate to hear about the … Continue reading

Baseball Is Life: Shut Up and Cheer
2017 Reds / Baseball - General / Baseball Is Life

Baseball Is Life: Shut Up and Cheer

Everybody back off for 900 words, because I’m about to get old up in here. Watch this video. Crank your device volume.  Like, John Cusack in front of a Chevy Malibu levels. Adleman with a two-run double!! Reds lead 3-1! pic.twitter.com/GGeWZPjVGj — Reds Baseball Take (@CincyRedsTake) April 22, 2017 Do you hear that? Yes, Obnoxious … Continue reading