Nolan Ryan, Astros Pulp Rays (LWOS All-Time Tournament)

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Astros 3, Rays 2 (This game was the result of a simulation done through What If Sports. It matched the Tampa Bay Rays All-Time Team against the Houston Astros All-Time Team. This game did actually happen, but this simulation took place at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas.) This game was a pitching duel between Astros […] READ MORE


The Best Relief Pitchers NOT in the Baseball Hall of Fame

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There are two words that signify a special type of baseball player. Those words are relief pitcher One that is, at once, dependent and reliable, while in another sense, very fragile. Other types of players have multiple chances at both adulation when things go right and redemption when they don’t. For the relief pitcher, oftentimes, […] READ MORE


Houston Astros All-Time Team

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Over the past seven seasons, the Houston Astros have become a fixture in the postseason. With six postseason appearances, including three World Series berths over that span, the Astros are truly in their golden age of existence. While Houston is better now than ever before as a team, the franchise has had iconic individuals in […] READ MORE


Ranking the Relievers on the Hall of Fame Ballot

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The 2022 Hall of Fame ballot consists of several controversial candidates. Whether because of steroids, off-the-field issues, or post-career actions, this ballot is as interesting yet frustrating as they come. However, there are three relievers on the hall of fame ballot who come with little to no baggage. They are Billy Wagner, Joe Nathan, and […] READ MORE


Ten Greatest Comebacks in MLB History: #4

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Ironically enough, number four on the Baseball-Reference list of comebacks also takes place in 2001. In another odd bit of coincidence, it takes place between a dominant team and a not-so-dominant one. Yet a third space and time-bending oddity are that the lacking squadron is the subject of this comeback. So…this writer is wondering whether […] READ MORE


Maddux Bruns 2021 MLB Draft Profile

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Maddux Bruns is a hard-throwing left-handed pitcher who recently graduated from UMS-Wright Preparatory School in Mobile, Alabama. The six-foot-two 210-pound pitcher will be 19 years of age at the time of the draft. Bruns is a flame thrower who also has two plus breaking balls that translate into strikeouts. From 2018-2020, Maddux struck out 41 […] READ MORE


2021 Hall of Fame Results Announced

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The National Baseball Hall of Fame will induct no individuals that were on its 2021 ballot. This year’s group had numerous high-profile possibilities, but only so many can ultimately get in each year. The announcement came early Tuesday evening. No one elected to Hall of Fame. Schilling misses by 16 votes. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) […] READ MORE


2021 MLB Hall of Fame Inductees According to the LWOB Staff

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The MLB Hall of Fame is one of the most prestigious and exclusive clubs in American sports. On January 26th, 2021, the BBWAA will announce the newest members of the Hall. Due to the cancellation of the 2020 ceremony because of COVID-19, the 2021 class will join Derek Jeter and Larry Walker, Marvin Miller, and […] READ MORE


A Deep Dive on the Billy Wagner Hall of Fame Case

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For several years, the Hall of Fame voting process has brought forth the discussion on Billy Wagner and his place in MLB history. For 16 seasons, primarily with the Houston Astros, the closer shut down opposing lineups coming out of the bullpen. In addition to the Astros, he pitched for, and impacted, the Philadelphia Phillies, […] READ MORE