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Whose line is it anyway?

MICHAEL: Today we received an email from a reader who wanted to know the meaning behind the expression “The Mendoza Line.” You may have heard Eric or I use this term during the course of a radio interview as it is a standard phrase for those of us who dwell in the annals of major … Continue reading

Losing three perfect games in the last four years

ERIC: Congratulations go to Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners, who twirled the 23rd perfect game in the history of Major League Baseball today, beating the Tampa Bay Rays, 1-0. The 26-year-old right-hander needed only 112 pitches to complete his gem, and he registered 12 strikeouts along the way, striking out the side twice in … Continue reading

Nominate entries for our next book…

MICHAEL: Eric and I have been busy putting together the outline for our next book Baseball’s Could Have Beens: Major League Mishaps, Misfortunes, and Mistakes. This follow-up to You Stink! features 30 ballplayers who had a ton of potential, but whose careers ended prematurely, as well as the histories of MLB teams that finished far … Continue reading

Dethroned: The 2001 and 2003 World Series

MICHAEL: Baseball in 2001 will always be remembered, not for the games that took place during the regular season, but for the patriotism and heroic tributes that took place in the wake of the 9/11 terrorists attacks. On September 11th the world changed forever, as two hijacked airplanes were flown into the World Trade Center … Continue reading

A Silly Performance

ERIC: Dagoberto “Bert” Campaneris was born in Pueblo Nuevo, Cuba on March 9, 1942. Although a smallish shortstop, he made a real splash in his major league debut on July 23, 1964 by clubbing two homers in his first game with the Kansas City Athletics. In 1965, he led the American League in hits (177), … Continue reading

The David Clyde Story

ERIC: David Clyde was born in Kansas City, Kansas on April 22, 1955. When he was a boy, his family moved to Houston, Texas. While a student at Houston’s Westchester High School, the left-handed Clyde pitched five no-hitters, including two perfect games. He posted an 18-0 record as a senior, and gave up only three … Continue reading

Still better than us…

MICHAEL: Yesterday I received a Facebook message from a reader who wanted to know my pick for the 2012 MLB You Stink! champion. Although it’s impossible to choose a definitive candidate at this point in the season, I can tentatively select one who is in the running. After reviewing several nominees the only logical choice … Continue reading

Pitchers trading homers…a rare event

ERIC: On Saturday, July 21, 2012, Matt Cain of the San Francisco Giants and Cole Hamels faced off in a duel of pitching aces. Cain hurled Major League Baseball’s 22nd perfect game earlier this year, and Hamels, the Most Valuable Player of the 2008 World Series, pitched in his third All Star Game two weeks … Continue reading

Good Players. Bad Teams.

MICHAEL: Although the vast majority of reader responses to You Stink! have been quite positive, there are a few folks out there who just don’t get it. Some of them have even accused us of being mean-spirited. This allegation cannot be further from the truth. Our selections for You Stink! were not meant to be … Continue reading

By the Numbers

MICHAEL: Although our selections for You Stink! are not based on any specific algorithm, we do include detailed statistics for each and every team that is featured. This can include season schedules with results, batting, pitching, and fielding statistics, player rosters and individual stats, box scores (where applicable), and division and/or league standings. By providing these … Continue reading

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“We always read about the good teams and the great players, but it’s the bad teams and the horrific players that help build teams’ rich histories. You Stink! lets you know, that it can always be worse, and makes you appreciate your ball club that much more!” - Matt Lambert, a Cleveland Indians fan -----------------------------------------“Gave Dad a copy of You Stink! about the worst baseball teams and players in history. The review: ‘a home run.’” - Scott Gosnell, Columbus, OH

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