Category Archives: Baseball

No hangers

Storing baseballs in a humidor may have reduced the number of home runs in Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies, but not for the conventionally-assumed reason, argue Edmund Meyer and John Bohn of the University of Colorado at Boulder in a pre-print article. The soggier balls would actually travel farther; but this effect is overmatched by the enhanced grippiness of the balls’ surfaces, which would give the edge to pitchers.

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Righty-lefty lefty-righty

Alan Schwarz profiles Pat Venditte, Creighton University’s junior-year switch-pitcher.

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Reading list

Pitchers and catchers have reported, so it’s a good time to link to Largehearted Boy’s roundup (from three seasons ago) of baseball books. The Robert Coover is on my Read Me shelf at the moment.

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A no-no

Congratulations to rookie Anibal Sanchez, who pitches a 2-0 no-hitter for Florida against the Diamondbacks.

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Some kinks: 1

Peppermint Patty’s been on the juice for years.

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Silly quizzes: 1

Via Bookslut: Wodehouse character or baseball player? I scored 17.5 out of 21.

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