Dale Sveum: Deer Hunter

The Chicago Cubs have announced that Rob Deer has been hired as assistant hitting coach.  I remember looking at this card as a kid and seeing batting averages of .232, .238, and. 252 combined with strikeout totals of 179, 186, and 153.  Yeah, he hit some home runs (33, 28, 23) in those years, but …

What Word Was Born With You?

Every once in a while one of the best twitter accounts to follow, OEDonline (The Oxford English Dictionary) will have a theme day about the words added to its famous pages. Usually it’s a game of sorts where people ask about the origins of words based on the theme. For example, adjectives.  I usually try to …

Mighty Pen? Might Be.

Kickstarter has gotten some bad publicity recently. Doubts about several high-profile projects have caused some anxiety over the crowd-funding gold rush. But the future of Kickstarter is a topic only time will answer. So far, my experiences with Kickstarter have all been positive: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Robotic Edition, The Hall of Very Good, 162Pixels 2012 Baseball Statographic Book, and …

Red Sox & Dan Haren

There‚Äôs no way to put it nicely: The Red Sox pitching needs help. Clay Buchholz and Jon Lester both improved as the season went on and we saw a breakout year from Felix Doubront, but even with John Lackey penciled in as his 2010 self the rotation is still full of question marks. According to …