Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Beany

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It would be too easy to choose B is for Baseball or anything ball or base or bat-related. This has to be somewhat of a challenge and a learning process for us or why even do it? So after perusing the pages of The Dickson Baseball Dictionary, which is an enjoyable pastime in itself, this […] READ MORE


Blue Jays Cy Young Award Seasons: Ranking the Best Winners

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There are four Toronto Blue Jays Cy Young Award winners. Through 2021, 122 have been given out, and 21 pitchers have won it multiple times. But, for the Blue Jays, four players won it, with only one of them winning it twice. Since it’s rare for a pitcher to win the MVP, the Cy Young […] 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


Triple Crown of Pitching: Kershaw and Verlander Make History in 2011

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Winning the Triple Crown of Pitching is an incredible accomplishment. Many pitchers have stood out among the rest of their peers to lead their league in statistical categories. However, nothing was more impressive than the two pitchers who won it in 2011; Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander.¬†Kershaw and Verlander throw with different hands have spent […] READ MORE


The Fastball: A Story of Particulars

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It is called such because it comes at the hitter with some mustard on it. Don’t worry this is not in the literal sense. That would be illegal, especially these days. Remember you aren’t allowed to apply a foreign substance to the baseball. What we are discussing in the case of a baseball with mustard […] 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


Biggest Astros Offseason Acquisitions Since 2000

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Every year MLB teams make moves in the offseason to try to put their team over the top. Whether it is a big trade or a free agent signing, there are moves that make a major difference to the history of a franchise. The Houston Astros had some lean years during the 2000s, but the […] 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


2021 Hall of Fame Ballot Announced

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The ballot for the Baseball Hall of Fame 2021 class was released Monday. It features 25 players, including 11 who are on the ballot for the first time. Ryan Thibodaux, @NotMrTibbs on Twitter, tweeted out the ballot. Thibodaux will continue his work tracking ballots as they become public from BBWAA voters. The men who receive […] READ MORE


The Worst Has Happened Again: Baseball Season Is Over

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The Worst Has Happened Again: Baseball Season Is Over Snow at 4 Jersey St. The leaves have started to turn, a chill is in the air, and there is snow at Fenway. While the pictures of the grand old park cloaked in white are beautiful, they also evoke a deep sadness. The baseball season is […] READ MORE