Today's links contain some pretty nifty hidden messages, if you read all of them backward ...
In the '60s it was the slider. In the '80s it was the splitter. And now (as Dave Cameron writes) it's the cutter.
I was asking this exact question the other night (and I can dig up proof if you don't believe me). Anyway, we'll find out this weekend.
Riffing on my favorite non-pitcher theme of this month, the Knuckleballs blog agrees with me: Brian McCann is all kinds of awesome.
Even if Cliff Lee does leave the Rangers, he will already have done enough to qualify as a Hero of the Franchise.
Mike Fast has a new gig, and his first outing at the new place is an illuminating take on the next 300-game winner.
Scoring was down nearly a quarter of a run this season -- continuing a trend, by the way -- and Jeremy Greenhouse offers a couple of explanations. I don't know if he's right, but I do think we'll make some real headway this winter.
In case you missed it, here's an executive summary of the all-time sabermetrickiest episode of "The Simpsons."