- Will HOF Voters Have the Audacity to Vote Selig in While Keeping McGwire Out? YUP.
- A Firm Believer in Advertising: The Definitive History of the MVP. The auto magnate has one hell of an idea for an ad campaign.
- The Unluckiest Piching Staff Ever Assembled. Big Ed gets angry when you don't score runs for him. You wouldn't like Big Ed when he's angry. Score some runs.
- Are MVP Voters Racist? It's been 20 years since an African-American player was named MVP in the Amercian League. Is something sinister and sad at play?
- Was the Hall of Fame Sending a Message With Babe Ruth's Plaque? The greatest of them all warrants… 28 words?
- The Full Story of the 1999 AL MVP Vote Was Even Worse Than You Thought. The BBWAA ignores its own rules, and it cost Pedro Martinez his rightful MVP award.
- The Library of Congress is a Digital Wonderland for Baseball Fans. It really is. Check it out.
Need more to get you through those long holiday flights (or longer holiday dinners?) Plate Coverage editor Jeremy Lehrman has been hitting the podcast circuit to promote his new book, Baseball's Most Baffling MVP Ballots. For your listening pleasure (or pain, depending on your view of things):
- A Foot in the Box: In which we discuss the MVP origin story.
- Baseball by the Book: In which we talk Andre Dawson, Yaz and the worst single vote of all time, relievers as MVPs (bleah), Justin Verlander, and more. Oh, and host Justin McGuire compares the book to early Bill James (No backsies, Justin!)
- David Nemec's Old-Time Baseball History and Trivia: Joyful chaos. Try not to listen to this one without smiling. Dare you.
- Baffling Ballots of Another Kind: In which we sit with Jay Goldberg and a live audience at the wonderful Bergino Baseball Clubhouse.
- Painting the Corners: Might've been in a little over my head with this one, but Lincoln Mitchell was a gracious (and erudite) host. We discuss Don Baylor, MVP voting, and the Ukraine-Russia conflict with Katya Soldak.
And finally: A heartfelt and sincere thank you to readers of this blog. Your continued interest is genuinely appreciated. Here's wishing a joyous and safe holiday season to all.