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My Newest Friend
An afternoon with Ted in March of 1944
On Centuries and Chickens
What is the most forgotten 'peak' in baseball?
Who are the Rookie of the Year candidates?
The early returns.
Franchise Stability
Almost twenty years since the last expansion . . .
Two Brief Questions For You
One on ballcaps, the other on bullcrap
Using the Tools of Ignorance to Set the Table
All about catchers hitting in the leadoff spot in the batting order. And, what was the deal with the 1939 Indians?
Two Bits, Four Bits
Knuckle ballers and Knuckle Heads.

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Rankings and Ratings

World's #1 Starting Pitcher Rankings:

Rank Name Score
1 Clayton Kershaw 634.1
2 Jake Arrieta 567.3
3 Madison Bumgarner 555.8
4 Max Scherzer 548.5
5 Chris Sale 548.5
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