Inspired by Effectively Wild, the best baseball podcast on that side of the Atlantic, we at Bat Flips and Nerds decided to embark on our own Minor League Free Agent Draft. To spice up the event, we pitted ourselves againstRead more
Tag: Felix Hernandez
What’s it like being a Mariners fan?
Let’s have a look: Randy ‘The Big Unit’ Johnson, Alex Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., Edgar freaking Martinez, King Felix, Ichiro Suzuki. That’s just a few of the great names in recent memory to have worn a Mariners jersey. But that’sRead more
A decade of baseball in 101 useless stats
On Sunday 4 April 2010, Boston Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett induced weak contact from New York Yankees Derek Jeter in the first MLB play of the decade. Here are 100 more useless snippets of information for you. UnlessRead more
What is the collective noun for a group of terrible contracts?
My first thought was an albatross. These sort of contracts used to be called “player-friendly”, but now they are dismissed by clubs and the media as bad deals. We can all see that as teams become more analytically savvy, fewerRead more
Three minutes on the Seattle Mariners
In 2001, 27-year-old Ichiro Suzuki made his MLB debut. Later that year, the Seattle Mariners reached the playoffs. It was the last time October baseball was enjoyed in Seattle, although with 89 wins last season, they came so very close.Read more
The Next Perfect Game
Tuesday 15th May 2018, something very special nearly happened. Pitching for the San Diego Padres was Jordan Lyles, he was working through 7.1 innings of perfect game baseball as Trevor Story stepped up to the plate. This would have beenRead more
Season So Far – Seattle Mariners
Welcome to B&N, Tom Young… Blind optimism is the greatest and worst thing for sports fans, it gives us all a reason to believe this year will be ‘the one’ but for most it makes poor performance that more difficultRead more