Rob Neyer

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    January 21, 2013

    Remembering Stan Musial

    It's a truism that American men are first conscious of their own mortality when their fathers die, but I would argue that such consciousness is a process for the average American male that usually begins earlier, the men pictured on his baseball cards start dying. When I was a kid in 1963, Stan Mus ... More >>

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    September 11, 2012

    Dickey V. Gonzalez In Battle For Cy Young Love

    Tonight's matchup of the Mets and Washington Nationals gets about as anticipated as a game can get with no postseason at stake. The Mets, after all, have had just two Cy Young winners in their 50 year history -- Tom Seaver (1969, 1973 and 1975) and Dwight Gooden (1985). I don't know whether R.A. Di ... More >>

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    July 1, 2012

    Is R.A. Dickey Juicing His Balls?

    Here's a quote from R.A. Dickey about his knuckleball: "The metaphor I would give is that if a traditional knuckleball is a butterfly, mine is more like a butterfly on steroids. It's more like a mosquito or a hummingbird than a butterfly, because of its velocity. It comes in and breaks late at the p ... More >>

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    August 18, 2009

    Jockbeat: How About Teixeira for MVP?

    Everybody knows that Albert Pujols is the favorite to win the 2009 National League Most Valuable Player award, but who in the American League? We took an informal poll this week of newspaper and online writers, and so far a consensus seems to be building that Minnesota catcher Joe Mauer is the most ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Jockbeat: What Is It with the New York Times and the Yankees?

    ​Every few weeks, in this age of big-money, drug-riddled sports, comes a piece that is so mind-numbing irresponsible that it takes a while to know how to properly respond to it. Such a review ran in the July 26 New York Times Book Review section. The piece was a review of three books: A- ... More >>

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    February 10, 2009

    Fan, Press A-Rod Reactions: No Role Model, But Babe Would Have Juiced, Too

    After his admission that he used performance enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003, Alex Rodriguez received the support of the Yankees organization ("Although we are disappointed in the mistake he spoke to today, we realize that Alex -- like all of us -- is a human being not immune to fault"). Fans and ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: Another Dumb Hall of Fame Choice

    How is it, in an era when more and more information and analysis is readily available, do Hall of Fame voters keep making dumber and dumber selections.  Of course, Rickey Henderson, the greatest leadoff hitter in baseball history, is a smart choice, but former Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice, right ... More >>

  • News

    May 22, 2007

    Speed on the Bases

    Does Jason Giambi's blabbing mean he wants to be one for the Angels?

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    July 29, 2003

    The Era of the Darn Good

    Where Have You Gone, All You Young Joe DiMaggios?

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    March 19, 2002

    The Stat-Head Revolution

    Geeks Infiltrate Baseball's Front Offices; Conventional Wisdom Flees

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    December 11, 2001

    The Numbers Game

    New-School Baseball Stats From A to Z

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    July 10, 2001

    Jock Lit

    Need Relief? Summon the Pen.

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    March 13, 2001
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    June 6, 2000