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The Retired Number Index

When the Twins announced last week that Bert Blyleven’s #28 would be retired it came as no surprise.  Generally speaking getting one’s number retired is a lesser feat than getting elected to the Hall of Fame, yet it would be … Continue reading

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In Defense of Bonds: Revisiting the 1998 NL MVP

If one believes Barry Bonds when he asserts that he did not take steroids until after getting upstaged by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa in 1998,* one might revisit the 1998 National League Most Valuable Player race and write a … Continue reading

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Alternate History: Part I

For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: “It might have been!”                                                  ~John Greenleaf Whittier Cliff Lee’s surprise signing with the Philadelphia Phillies and the resulting juggernaut of a starting rotation has spurred a … Continue reading

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