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Monday Sonnet: A Familiar Plight

In this series, I endeavor to capture the weekend’s action in the form of a sonnet. Shakespeare famously used this poetic form to express passionate feelings, often of love and lust, while I am using it to recap baseball games. Please don’t tell your high school English teacher.   A spirited comeback now in the […]

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ALDS Game 5 Preview

It’s hard to make an analytics post based on four games of a playoff series. It’s even harder to draw conclusions from these since they are short series that have almost no correlation with what has been done throughout the regular season (i.e. the Los Angeles Dodgers sweeping the Arizona Diamondbacks.) But, given the final […]

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Sonny With A Chance Of Elimination

Look, I’m not here to pile on Joe Girardi. My thoughts on him as a manager were succinctly put by Andrew Gargano in his article on the infamous non-challenge. Throughout his tenure in pinstripes, he’s been well above average in terms of win-loss results, and he’s been (seemingly) above average in terms of maintaining clubhouse […]

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Monday Sonnet: One More Dawn

In this series I endeavor to capture the weekend’s action in the form of a sonnet. Shakespeare famously used this poetic form to express passionate feelings, often of love and lust, while I am using it to recap baseball games. Please don’t tell your high school English teacher.   With Wild Card highs now nigh […]

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The Loss That Was Meant to Be

Following Friday night’s loss, Joe Girardi received a great deal of criticism for choosing not to review a Lonnie Chisenhall hit-by-pitch (chronicled in-depth here by Andrew Gargano), which led to a Francisco Lindor grand slam, which led to a Jay Bruce game-tying homer, which led to extra innings, which led to a Yan Gomes walk-off […]

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The Girardi Incident

The Stage CC Sabathia had retired 12 of the last 13 men he faced. It was an impressive rebound for the 37-year-old veteran after an inauspicious start saw him allow three runs on three hits, two walks and a hit-by-pitch through the first two innings of Friday night’s ALDS Game 2. The Yankee bats came […]

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