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San Jose Giants pictures! (Taken with my old school Rebel 2000.)

Welcome to, your home for baseball analysis that asks (and sometimes answers!) questions you won't find anywhere else. As I am a dedicated Giants fan, this site will have a lot of Giants-related content. I will most likely update a couple of times a month. I am not going to just spout off on any transaction any team makes because there are hundreds of bloggers to fill that niche. Just because there's something to talk about doesn't mean it needs to be posted about. I'd rather have something interesting and unique to offer than just another opinion like every other fan. Please email me your suggestions, questions, and ideas for future articles.


New! 2014 predictions (yes, I missed 2013, but I'm ba-aack)!

Conor Gillaspie 2014 - 3/29/2014 Eric Games The Eric Game. The Isaacon score. Learn all about it. - 8/22/2012 2012 Predictions -- They are here! Cheggitow. - 4/3/2012 Conor Gillaspie 2012 Update -- My analysis of Conor Gillaspie for 2012. Players: OBP > SLG -- An analysis of players from 2006-2011 with OBP > SLG - 3/25/12
2011 Predictions - Posted just before 2011 seasons What Causes GIDP? - Written and Posted 6/12/11 Conor Gillaspie Article: Part Two - Written and Posted 4/18/10 2010 Season Predictions - Written overseveral days before being posted on 4/5/2010.

Conor Gillaspie Article: Part One - Written and Posted 3/29/10
Spring Training Records: In Depth Analysis - Written and Posted 3/29/10 Do Spring Training Records Mean Anything? - Written and Posted 3/24/10 Triples and Speed - Written and Posted 4/22/10 TBD TBD


In Defense of the "Tweener" - Third baseman who don't hit for power are not a lost cause. - Written and Posted 5/18/12 Defending Barry Zito - Written and Posted 4/9/2010 Why We'll Never See Another .400 Hitter - Written and Posted 2/24/10 Abolish the Designated Hitter - Written Summer 2003, posted 2/5/10 They Call Me Flash (But I'm Slow) - Written Winter 2007, posted 2/6/10


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If you are interested in obtaining the SPSS files I created, I will gladly send you both the data I copied from ESPN and the one that has recoded variables.