Tag Archives: Tom Verducci

Looking beyond the Verducci Effect

Tom Verducci has unveiled his red-flagged pitchers to watch this season (now with video!) for the dreaded Year-After Effect — or the Verducci Effect, as Will Carroll dubbed it. So watch out, Joba Chamberlain, Josh Johnson, Rick Porcello, Max Scherzer, Felix Hernandez and — in a perfect storm of workload and managerial risk — Homer

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‘That would have elevated the well-deserved prestige of Cuban sport’

The Japanese team is excellent; I would like our victory in the Classic to be achieved at the expense of this team; a team that has tremendous technical expertise. I’m going to have to go through more posts to find other gems like that, but that nugget comes from Fidel Castro’s blog on the World

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Looking back on the 1992 Hall of Fame Game

Like most of baseball, I went about my day last Monday as I normally would. I didn’t take any time out of my day to visit MLB.com and listen to the coverage of the Hall of Fame from Cooperstown, the annual exhibition that used to be played the Monday following Induction Weekend. The Cubs and

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Barry and the Babe

We’re nearly there. One more long ball, and for just the second time in 86 years, Babe Ruth will move on the list of the all-time home run rankings. He took over the top spot in 1921 and didn’t relinquish it until 1974; since then, he’s been at No. 2. Two weeks from today marks

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Juicy

I’ve wanted to stay away from commenting on this whole steroids issue. I’m not trying to ignore it and think that it will go away, because it clearly won’t. But I felt I didn’t have much to say that wasn’t already being thrown about, and that’s still probably the case. But on the heels of

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