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“Who Created All the Stars?” (Isaiah 40:26), Or “How The Leppert Got His Spot”
Inquiries into how All-Star teams have been chosen and mis-chosen, how that process might be improved, and how the Game itself could be made more...
Rules of Enshrinement
Reviewing and comparing various Halls of Fame, their processes, and their results...along with other random thoughts
Tinkering with The Favorite Toy
Method Research
Who are the 2015 Fielding Bible Award / Gold Glove Contenders? (Part II)
Kevin Kiermaier, anyone?
The First Major League Game I Ever Saw
Who are the 2015 Fielding Bible Award / Gold Glove Contenders? (Part I)
There could be some changes in who gets called up to the podium.
A Sense of Relief
Taking a look at some of the great relief pitcher seasons

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