Dustin Ackley is But a Shade

Many of us who are on the internet at this hour (4:52 AM for me) go around sometimes feeling like shabby versions of ourselves, or, worse, like shabby versions of other people. It’s not an idea you can easily put out of your head when you are trying to sleep,… Read more“Dustin Ackley is But a Shade”

Weekend Preview April 18 – 20

Six of our 10 teams in the AL and NL West play each other this weekend, so there are seven series to rank based on their level of intrigue. As the season progresses and stats stop looking like gibberish, and as experience teaches me, I will add more and more… Read more“Weekend Preview April 18 – 20”

Poll: Could Craig Gentry Have Caught This Ball?

(This will become a thing. Maybe I’ll call it Centerfielding, because I thought of that when I was making up the tags for this. If you have a better name I’m all ears. The crowd judges the talents and actions of centerfielders, allowing for a different kind of comparison than… Read more“Poll: Could Craig Gentry Have Caught This Ball?”

Time to Talk Standings

We’re basically ten percent into the season, and the standings at this point look plenty interesting. There is a standings page here at Midnight Baseball, besides standings you’ll find projections that modify themselves after I input the results of each game. Since that page sometimes takes a few seconds to… Read more“Time to Talk Standings”

Midnight Player of the Week (April 7 -13): Scott Kazmir, Oakland SP

This week:  Mon. 4/7 @ Minnesota – 6.0 IP, 28 TBF, 6 H, 3 R, 4 BB, 5 K, Win  Sun. 4/13 @ Seattle – 6.0 IP, 20 TBF, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 9 K, No Decision (Oakland won 3-0) Kazmir got the win on an unremarkable performance… Read more“Midnight Player of the Week (April 7 -13): Scott Kazmir, Oakland SP”

Behold Sam Fuld for He May Be Gone Soon

According to the rigorous folks who provide injury news for fantasy players, Oakland Athletics outfielder Craig Gentry should be coming off the disabled list tomorrow. Someone must be correspondingly deactivated, and that will likely be outfielder Sam Fuld. The A’s only carry four outfielders, but there’s no reason for them… Read more“Behold Sam Fuld for He May Be Gone Soon”