Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

The World Series Returns to Saint Louis for the Third Time in Seven Years

If there’s one thing I’ve noticed growing up in St. Louis, it’s that we have some of the most diehard sports fans in the country. I’ve seen tricked-out Hummers with custom Blues paint jobs, more Cardinals tattoos than I can … Continue reading

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The Fastest Route Around the Bases: Someone Please Tell the Orioles

With only 17 wins, the Baltimore Orioles have the worst record in baseball by a fairly wide margin. It’s only natural then, that they’d take particular interest in a paper published in a recent issue of The Mathematical Intelligencer, titled … Continue reading

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Now They'll Really Have Trouble Passing Laws: Strasburg Fever Grips DC

In 2008 the Washington Nationals posted the worst record of any team in Major League Baseball. (They would go on to repeat the feat in 2009.) Their performance earned them the very first pick in the 2009 draft the following … Continue reading

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Really, Baseball? Perfect Game Destroyed By A Not-So-Perfect Call

Last night in Detroit, Tigers pitcher Armando Galarraga threw a perfect game against the Cleveland Indians, the 21st in Major League Baseball history and the 3rd in the last month. There was, however, one small hiccup. The umpire blew the call … Continue reading

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