Sanctuary

  sanctuary [sangk-choo-er-ee] noun, plural; sanctuaries a sacred or holy place a facility where animals are brought to live and be protected and maintained   We all have to deal with the stresses of modern day life.  Work, bills, partners, tragedies etc. are all just part and parcel with life these days.  But while we…

Why Vancouver Deserves a Major League Baseball Team

Once upon a time Canada had the Expos and the Blue Jays.  Unfortunately Les Expos left Montréal after the 2004 season and moved to Washington D.C.  Recently there has been talk of Montréal once again having a Major League Baseball Team (whether it would be an expansion team or an existing team would move to…

Are Sabermetric Stats Getting Too Complicated? Fear Not.

In the beginning, we had Batting Average.  Shortly thereafter On Base Percentage and Slugging Percentage came along.  Over time, more and more percentage based baseball stats were created.  Easy to follow creations like OPS (on base plus slugging) and BABIP (batting average on balls in play) were soon over-shadowed by monstrosities like WAR (wins above…

Top Ten Single Guy Meals

So, you got your very first job.  You’ve been working for a few months now, saving up your dough.  You and a couple buddies decide to get your own place.  SWEET!  You pick out an apartment or house, give it a sweet name like ‘Fort Awesome’ or ‘The Where?house’ (actual names of places I’ve lived)…

Making a Case for the Four Man Rotation

Hi All, So I’m a baseball fan.  I absolutely love baseball.  I also love science and all the “Moneyball” type thinking that has emerged over the past 10+ years.  I like to think about different things and recently, I’ve started wondering why teams don’t use a four man rotation anymore. In a five man rotation (used by…