Part six of our annual preview series. This year, we present for each team a 60-word-or-so takeaway from 2020, a 162-word-or-so preview for the 2021 season, a win prediction, and a song to represent the… Read more »
Posts by Mike Carlucci
A song to play while reading about the Dodgers: “Walkie-Talkie Man” by Steriogram. This was one the best songs on one of the best soundtracks of one of the best baseball video games ever: MVP… Read more »
Someone once told me that time was a predator that stalked us all our lives. But I rather believe that time is a companion who goes with us on the journey and reminds us to… Read more »
Brandon Lee, Mike Carlucci, and Nick Strangis talk about Mike’s visit to Saber Seminar 2017 (and seeing Effectively Wild live), a look back at a 2006 trade, Nick’s visits to SunTrust Park in Atlanta, and a draft of jersey names for Players Weekend.
In this issue: Albers saves… News & previews… Eyewitness account of 18-inning affair… Post-Star Wars Day blowout
If there’s one thing I wouldn’t want to be twice, zombies is both of them! -Ed Wood Jr. The Los Angeles Dodgers are beginning to feel like baseball’s most surprising letdown every year. The 2016… Read more »
The Winter Meetings began this week just outside of Washington, D.C., and the one team everyone will be watching is the Chicago White Sox, as it seems as though the market is waiting for the South Siders… Read more »
Ross Bukouricz and Mike Carlucci join Ryan Sullivan to talk League Championship Series and World Series, Rich Hill’s next contract, whether a Cubs win would be good or bad for baseball, Theo Epstein’s legacy, favorite baseball movies, and more drone thoughts.
Special guest star Russell A Carleton of Baseball Prospectus joins Mike Carlucci and Nick Strangis to look back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s classic baseball show, “Take Me Out to the Holosuite.” The trio… Read more »
In the final part of our ’94 retrospective, we look at two things from that year that probably have little value in 2016: baseball cards, and Major League II. Also included is a brief anecdote… Read more »
This is not the greatest song in the world, no This is just a tribute – “Tribute,” Tenacious D The 2015 Los Angeles Dodgers were expected to be a powerhouse. A world beater. A… Read more »
Andrew Patrick and Mike Carlucci join Brandon Lee to talk about Harper-Bautista-Gossage, break down our Wild Four tournament, preview the Angels/A’s/Giants/Dodgers, and play “Guess the ’06 BP Player Comment.”
Brandon Lee, Mike Carlucci, Nick Strangis, and Ken Maeda banter about Force Awakens rewatches and then resume their draft of favorite Star Wars things with three more rounds.
Behold, the fool saith, “Put not all thine eggs in the one basket” – which is but a manner of saying, “Scatter your money and your attention”; but the wise man saith, “Put all your… Read more »
Not long after their initial viewings of Star Wars Episode VII, Brandon Lee, Ken Maeda, Mick Carlucci, and Nick Strangis just had to convene to compare their ratings, theater experience, and likes/dislikes. Spoilers throughout.
Andrew Patrick, Eric Hartman, Mike Carlucci, and Brandon Lee hold a 5-round draft of their all-time favorite Simpsons episodes.
Writers Mick Reinhard and Mike Carlucci join Ryan Sullivan to talk about the Craig Kimbrel trade, David Ortiz’s final season, and free agents.
As July wraps up and the All-Star break has come and gone, the Pittsburgh Pirates are firing on all cylinders after starting the season a little slow. Two games into the second half and the… Read more »
Mike Carlucci, Brandon Lee, and AD turn a triple play with mini-reviews for LAD, SD, and Detroit.
Athletes should not be role models. Parents say it, teachers say it, writers say it, Charles Barkley says it. There are of course, dissenting voices who can (and should) bring up people like Roberto Clemente…. Read more »
Only a few people need to park. This is the founding principle on which parking lots are built. When you rent an apartment, the goal for the landlord is to extract an amount greater than… Read more »
Reaching the playoffs in back-to-back years, the Pirates enter 2015 with hard-earned respectability across the country. General manager Neal Huntington, who took over the club in the fall of 2007, survived several bumps in the rebuilding process to finally see his home-grown talent reach the majors and succeed.
Baseball has a tradition of family connections, brothers, cousins, fathers, and sons. Bobby and Barry Bonds. Ken Griffey Senior and Junior. Tito Francona and Terry Francona. Baseball family trees are part genetic and part network… Read more »
The 17-year-old lefty was clocked at 92 miles per hour and he threw five no-hitters for his Blanchard High School team in Oklahoma. Nolan Ryan threw seven no-nos during his major league career. Obviously high school isn’t MLB, but that’s still a pretty nice stat to have at the disposal of the guys sitting around the draft board looking at your name. At this point in the story, when the name of a legendary Hall of Famer has been dropped, what could go wrong?
“When it comes to prospects, rookies, and future stars – those special player cards that appear in every so often in a pack of baseball cards – it’s important to remember that there are, at least, two separate but important groups: those who build major league careers and those who fall short.”