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  1. ToeKneeArmAss

    An Homage to Hal Smith

    Recently learned that Hal Smith died in January. I've always had a fascination with him - had a truly average career, but made the biggest play in baseball history. I wish more people would remember him for that. Wrote about it here if you're interested.
  2. ToeKneeArmAss

    It never gets old - reflections on Oct 17-20, 2004

    With NESN replaying the last four games of the 2004 ALCS, lots of us have been re-living those magical days. I wrote a blog post about the less-celebrated yet critical moments of those games. It feels a little foolish to spend time writing about an event about which everything has already been...
  3. ToeKneeArmAss

    Happy YED!

    It's the most wonderful time of the year!
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    The Biggest Play in MLB History (article on .com site)

    I've been having an argument with a buddy (Rangers fan) about which was the bigger play: the Cruz play in the 2011 World Series or the Buckner play. I started to research it and it led me to search for the biggest play in MLB history, and I was surprised by the result. It turned into this...
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    Mookie's routes

    I've noticed several times already this season that Mookie's routes haven't been very efficient. In particular, on balls hit over his right shoulder, he seems to be taking very curved routes - starting right at first and then turning to get back to the ball. And tonight he turned the wrong way...
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    Melancon, Miller named top NL and AL Relievers

    Why can't we get guys like this?   http://m.mlb.com/news/article/155799480/mark-melancon-andrew-miller-are-top-relievers  
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    "Wildest" Post-Season Games Ever?

    The great back-and-forth AL Wild Card play-in game got me thinking about what post-season games have been the "wildest".   To test this, I picked out (by memory) a bunch of post-season games that had a lot of tension, downloaded the play-by-play from Baseball-Reference, and computed the standard...