Monthly Archives: January 2013

These Guys Could Play: 250 Albums and 250 Seasons, Part V

We’ve reached the top of my 250 albums, 250 seasons project. Following are my 50 favorite albums since 1950, each matched up with a player season from the same span. The seasons aren’t necessarily ranked, but the top few seasons … Continue reading

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These Guys Could Play: 250 Albums and 250 Seasons, Part IV

We’re into the top 100 in this countdown of my 250 favorite albums since 1950, each matched up with one of the 250 greatest player seasons in the same span. Check out Part I, Part II, and Part III for … Continue reading

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These Guys Could Play: 250 Albums and 250 Seasons: Part III

Following are albums 150 through 101 on my 250 favorite albums since 1950, each matched up with one of the 250 greatest player seasons in the same span, based on some criteria, obvious or obscure. For further detail and background, … Continue reading

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These Guys Could Play: 250 Albums and 250 Seasons, Part II

Following are albums 200 through 151 on my 250 favorite albums since 1950, each matched up with one of the 250 greatest player seasons in the same span, based on some criteria, obvious or obscure. For further detail and background, … Continue reading

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These Guys Could Play: 250 Albums and 250 Seasons – Part I

Since its inception in 2010, Replacement Level has been exclusively a baseball blog. I’ve used baseball to talk about football, track, and music, but everything has come back to baseball. I recently wrapped up a music project several years in … Continue reading

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Let’s Not Weep For Kenny Lofton

Yesterday, Kenny Lofton received just 3.2% of the BBWAA writers’ Hall of Fame votes, falling off the ballot despite a reasonable case for induction. This piece at High Heat Stats compares Lofton to other excellent players who fell off the … Continue reading

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Maybe It’s Not the BBWAA’s Fault

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance today released the results of its annual Hall of Fame vote. Take a look.  I’ll wait. … Ok, nice to have you back.  Now, I see some of you aren’t weeping.  Is it possible that you … Continue reading

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