The hottest Baseball Substack posts right now

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JoeBlogs 2437 implied HN points 06 Feb 24
  1. Fame in baseball is based on recognition by many people, without judgment on worthiness.
  2. Different levels of fame scale in baseball include being a big-league starter (3), an All-Star (5), or an MVP candidate (7-8).
  3. Becoming a 9 or 10 on the fame scale in baseball often involves achievements, unique skills, force of personality, or charisma.
JoeBlogs 2338 implied HN points 08 Feb 24
  1. The author reevaluated their initial list of the most famous baseball players from the last 50 years.
  2. They went through Sports Illustrated covers to assess player fame, excluding certain types of covers.
  3. The author acknowledged some bizarre and memorable baseball covers from Sports Illustrated over the years.
JoeBlogs 2712 implied HN points 25 Jan 24
  1. The CASEY Award is a prestigious honor for baseball books, with a history dating back to 1983.
  2. MLB sponsorship for the CASEY Award could be beneficial in promoting baseball literature.
  3. The list of past CASEY Award winners showcases a diverse range of baseball books over the years.
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JoeBlogs 2044 implied HN points 02 Feb 24
  1. The game 'Choose the Hall of Famer' challenges perceptions about player value based on stats and accomplishments.
  2. Comparison between players like Jim Plunkett and Joe Namath shows that stats alone may not dictate Hall of Fame worthiness.
  3. Analyzing players like Scott Rolen and Jim Edmonds reveals how defensive contributions can impact Hall of Fame considerations.
JoeBlogs 2456 implied HN points 09 Jan 24
  1. No shortstops are fully qualified Hall of Famers based on the survey.
  2. Home Run Johnson and Maury Wills are fringe candidates for the Hall of Fame.
  3. Players like Nomar Garciaparra and Dave Concepción had admirable but not Hall of Fame careers.
JoeBlogs 2142 implied HN points 19 Jan 24
  1. Joe Mauer, Buster Posey, and Yadier Molina are likely to be inducted into the Hall of Fame, marking a golden age for catchers.
  2. Thurman Munson is a strong Hall of Fame candidate, but doesn't quite match up to some of the other legendary catchers in history.
  3. Different eras in baseball history have seen peaks in catcher talent, with gaps in the 1950s and 1980s for Hall of Fame catchers.
JoeBlogs 2299 implied HN points 12 Jan 24
  1. Nick Saban and Bill Belichick are two legendary football coaches facing retirement and the question of finding happiness in the future.
  2. Coaching greats like Bobby Bowden and Joe Paterno faced the difficulty of retiring from their passion.
  3. The writer discusses the disappearance of old writings and the upcoming decision about staying on Substack.
JoeBlogs 2024 implied HN points 23 Jan 24
  1. The author predicts Adrián Beltré will be elected into the Hall of Fame with a high percentage.
  2. The author introduces the concept of 'Hock Score' to measure a player's popularity at the Hall of Fame.
  3. The author plans to engage readers with a discussion thread and video related to the Hall of Fame ballot.
JoeBlogs 3695 implied HN points 02 Mar 23
  1. The article discusses changes in baseball this year and their impact.
  2. The writer has a story about baseball changes in _Esquire_.
  3. Readers can sign up for a 7-day free trial to access the full post archives.
JoeBlogs 3459 implied HN points 20 Jun 23
  1. Fame and recognition can impact a player's Hall of Fame induction.
  2. A player's value on the field might not always reflect their chances of being in the Hall of Fame.
  3. Joey Votto's case sheds light on how Hall of Fame decisions are influenced.
JoeBlogs 3419 implied HN points 22 Mar 23
  1. The author writes the ending of their essays first and then works backward to build up to it
  2. Great endings should make the reader feel the emotions and journey that led to that point
  3. The World Baseball Classic had an unforgettable ending that was emotionally overwhelming
JoeBlogs 3380 implied HN points 03 Mar 23
  1. The post discusses the unique aspect of baseball being a sport without a clock or time.
  2. A reader questions the essence of baseball as a sport existing outside of time.
  3. The post also mentions a comment from a reader referring to the notion that baseball is timeless.
JoeBlogs 3341 implied HN points 02 May 23
  1. The author is reminiscing on the songs and athletes that were popular in their life, starting from 1973.
  2. The post offers a 30-day free trial for paid subscriptions to JoeBlogs.
  3. The author shares personal anecdotes related to specific songs and athletes from different years.
Uni Watch 511 implied HN points 25 Jan 24
  1. American sports culture tends to claim global status for its champions, even though it might be hyperbolic.
  2. The confusion between 'World' and 'World's' likely started with the early version of the baseball World Series called the 'World's Series.'
  3. The early use of 'World's' instead of 'World' in baseball's context carried over into common parlance for some time.
Mets Fix 432 implied HN points 02 Feb 24
  1. The Mets are prioritizing arms with elite stuff in their bullpen signings.
  2. Jake Diekman's success in Tampa was attributed to adjustments in pitch mix and release point.
  3. The Mets' careful spending approach includes considerations for remaining payroll and tough roster decisions.
Mets Fix 373 implied HN points 07 Feb 24
  1. There is potential interest from the Mets in signing J.D. Martinez for their designated hitter position.
  2. The Mets may take advantage of the slow market for designated hitters if the price is right.
  3. As Spring Training approaches, expect more rumors and market creation strategies for unsigned players.