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    Fixing Instant Replay: How MLB Can Reconcile Legacy and Technology

    We’re two weeks in and it’s indisputable: replay in baseball is flawed.  It’s confusing everyone involved–fans, umpires, players, broadcasters, managers, and talk show hosts alike; it’s making a too-long product even...

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    It Was… The Most Interesting Game Ever Played

    It doesn’t always hold your attention, but when it does, it prefers Yankees/Red Sox. Baseball is on it’s way out, say some.  The complaints are myriad: it’s unsustainable; the modern market...

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    Out Of The Park Baseball and the Theory of the Short-term Contract

    I’m going to opt for total transparency here. Originally, I set out to review the unbelievably detailed virtual baseball simulator Out Of The Park Baseball by taking over the dreadful Miami...

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    The Official OTB Preseason Picks

    Baseball is back and that is awesome. We’re in for a whole summer of home runs and head first slides, singles and strikeouts. One of the best things about the MLB...

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    Baseball Starts Tomorrow…….

    Fire up the grills! Double check your fantasy teams! Re-read OTBB’s season previews because the SEASON IS ALMOST HERE. MLB.TV has made all of today’s games free. I’m planning a couple posts including...

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    2014 Spring Training SuperStars

    Spring Training results don’t matter.  I’ve said this before, when Off The Bench was in its infancy, but every year I find myself pouring over the spring statistics none the less.  For...

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    Season Preview: NL West

    The NL West features baseball’s best pitcher (Clayton Kershaw), catcher (Buster Posey), shortstop (Troy Tulowitzki) and announcer (Vin Scully). It also has some of the game’s top first basemen and a...

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    Season Preview: NL East

    The NL East is one of the more interesting divisions this year. It boasts a variety of philosophies and promises some good competition. In the Nationals and Braves we have legitimate...

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    Season Preview: AL Central

    In 2014, the American League Central will look to bring the World Series crown back to the division for the first time since 2005.  The Detroit Tigers made it into the...

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    The Star Wars Guide to the MLB: The Force is Strong with This Connection

    The beauty of owning a (mostly) baseball blog is that you can write whatever you want.  Sometimes it’s as small as slipping a picture of Lindsay Lohan into a Padres season...

  • Senator Stacey Campfield, Professor Misty Anderson, and a New Age of Tyranny

    I’ve had the good fortune of knowing Misty Anderson for most of my life.  She’s not just one of those academic-types, though she will be quick to remind you that she...

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    Season Preview: American League West

    The AL West has done a pretty good job of defying prediction of late. In each of the last two seasons, the Oakland Athletics have walked away division champs, despite the...

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