At about 11pm Eastern time on Saturday night, as the Dodgers wrapped up Game 4, my wife asked me the following question: “Do you want to go to the game tomorrow night?” I dismissed the… Read more »
Posts Tagged: World Series
The Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros will be competing in the 2017 version of the World Series, which begins tonight. This much we know. We also know, or can at least reasonably assume that… Read more »
You may have heard Jon Lester doesn’t have a great pickoff move. Francisco Lindor exploited this fact in the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series, stealing second base and eventually scoring the… Read more »
Let’s remember the World Series last year, ending at Citi Field after game five on a chilly night in November. The Royals defying the odds and PECOTA, making their second appearance in a row, and… Read more »
In 2015 the New York Mets were a team that led their fans on an emotional roller coaster. The Mets made fans feel like they themselves were members of the team. It was impossible for… Read more »
The Royals have won the World Series, but there’s still a much more important matter to settle: who emerged victorious in our Sky Kalkman-inspired World Series prediction contest. Ten pairs of statistical categories were presented to Effectively Wild Facebook group members, who simply had to pick one in each case, plus the average time of game and the series outcome. Here’s how they got on.
Once the New York Yankees were eliminated in the American League wild card game, it was clear that one of the themes of this postseason was going to be redemption. Of the eight teams in… Read more »
Earlier this week, Banished to the Pen asked Effectively Wild listeners to take part in a World Series prediction poll, doubling as a contest for those so inclined, based on Sky Kalkman’s annual ’32 Predictions’… Read more »
The Kansas City Royals and New York Mets are this year’s participants in the World Series. Interestingly enough, this is the first Fall Classic since the expansion era began in 1961 to not feature one of… Read more »
I discovered this while playing around with the amazing, indispensable Baseball Savant: There have been just nine pitching staffs in the eight-year PITCHf/x era that have thrown over 3,000 pitches at 95 miles per hour… Read more »
Between 2002 and 2013, ten franchises have made it to the World Series only to come up empty. Each installment of this column will look at one of those franchises to see what has happened in the seasons following their World Series loss. Today’s column features the Philadelphia Phillies.
“Between 2002 and 2013, ten franchises have made it to the World Series only to come up empty. Each installment of this column will look at one of those franchises to see what has happened in the seasons following their World Series loss. Today’s column features the Texas Rangers.”
The Kansas City Royals snapped a twenty-nine year streak of regular season futility by making the playoffs this fall. After a Wild Card game for the ages, the Royals went on to sweep the Angels… Read more »
Between 2002 and 2013, ten franchises have made it to the World Series only to come up empty. Each installment of this column will look at one of those franchises to see what has happened in the seasons following their World Series loss.
One of the most interesting things about the 2013 St. Louis Cardinals, and there are plenty, is the fact that so many fans and analysts so badly misunderstand how they work. It’s especially true of… Read more »
A series of unfortunate events decided Game One of the 2013 World Series. The St. Louis Cardinals made several mistakes, the Boston Red Sox took full advantage, and it was 5-0 after two innings. Adam… Read more »
It’s not that Game One of the 2013 World Series completely defies analysis. It’s just that, all things considered, it probably engenders more bad analysis than good. Hopefully this Series gives us more competitive and… Read more »
St. Louis Cardinals ace starter Adam Wainwright has a small platoon split, at least flying over it at 10,000 feet, and that might have led Boston Red Sox manager John Farrell into a mistake when… Read more »
I’m over the moon here. I’m pumped. The 2013 World Series is upon us, and for baseball fans who really enjoy the game played at its highest level, this is Heaven. The Boston Red Sox… Read more »
I’m a baseball nerd. I treasure the nuance of the tactical value carried by the fifth guy on the bench. I love parsing platoon splits to find out whether two players might fill a given… Read more »
In 1946, the St. Louis Cardinals needed the first-ever playoff series to sneak past the Brooklyn Dodgers, but swept that best-of-three tiebreaker to attain the World Series. They met the Boston Red Sox there. Boston… Read more »
You knew magic was in the air in San Francisco Thursday night, when Tim McCarver opened his early comments on Madison Bumgarner with the observation that Bumgarner’s nickname was MadBum. Aside from sounding like a… Read more »