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In Memoriam

Long-time BJOL poster Bob Gregory passed away recently.  Bob was a frequent contributor to the Reader Posts section of Bill James Online, known for his deep understanding of 19th century baseball, his wit and his warmth.  Bob organized a regular feature of our Reader Posts, an alternative to the Hall of Fame called the Gallery of Renown, in which BJOL readers voted on their favorite players each "year."

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The Only Walk-Off, Grand-Slam, Inside-the-Park HR in MLB History
Smart or Dumb?
Defensive Transitions from the Minors
In his brief stint in the Bigs, Matt Chapman has already saved the A's 8 runs with his glove. This comes of no surprise to John who's tracked...
All-Star Game Starter Selections vs. Total-Runs Leaders
How'd the fans fare in their All Star Game selections? John says "not bad!"
Victory and the Paternity Test Results
With nary a mention of the Panda
All Time AL & NL All Star Rosters
Picking all-time NL & AL all star rosters...but using modern selection rules
A Modest Proposal to Speed Up the Game While Improving It
A continuation of my prior article, containing allusions to the movie "Chinatown," a John Lennon tune, the ‘90s TV sit-com “Martin,” Batman and my...
The Best Baserunning Teams
The title says it all.

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Rankings and Ratings

The NFL Power Ratings from 7/26/2017 are:



New England Patriots 110.9
Denver Broncos 108.9
Baltimore Ravens 105.4
Buffalo Bills 105.1
Kansas City Chiefs 105.0


Seattle Seahawks 109.0
Green Bay Packers 106.9
Dallas Cowboys 105.1
Philadelphia Eagles 102.7
Detroit Lions 102.1


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