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The Monday Sonnet

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. At Friday’s close, an hour later than […]

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Signs the Red Sox Should Have Stolen

On Tuesday, the New York Times revealed the latest high-profile addition to baseball’s rich history of sign stealing. Combining two of the pastime’s most treasured traditions (a heated rivalry and an illicit strategy for getting a leg up), the Red Sox’s use of electronics to steal signals from the Yankees is sure to add some […]

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Aaron Judge’s New Approach

Yankees’ right fielder Aaron Judge homered in three straight games earlier this week. That, combined with his judicial last name, has resulted in a multitude of excellent, top-notch, entirely original judge-based puns, each of which is far beyond the talents of this author. My attempts (“he judged that ball really far” and “that was a […]

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Struggling Sluggers

In his first at-bat of the season, Gary Sanchez connected with a pitch that rocketed off his bat with an exit velocity of 115.7 mph. That is what advanced statisticians might describe as a hard hit…harder, in fact, than any contact Sanchez had made in his impressive 2016 campaign. Unfortunately, that batted ball also hit […]

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Waiting for Wade

On Wednesday, the Yankees sent shortstop/center fielder/spring training rock star Tyler Wade down to minor-league camp, ending the weeks-long mystery about whether or not the man Baseball Prospectus has ranked as the organization’s No. 9 prospect would be the one to fill in for Didi Gregorius throughout the first six weeks of the season. While both […]