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April 26, 2013

Wezen-Ball: Denver's Snowy Troubles

by Larry Granillo

Before it was a big league city, people were worried that Denver might be too snowy for Major League Baseball.

April 24, 2013

Wezen-Ball: When Brewers and Beer Clash

by Larry Granillo

A 1980 controversy reminds us how touchy the relationship between baseball and beer could be, even in the home of the Brewers.

April 19, 2013

Wezen-Ball: A Few of Baseball's Best Moments

by Larry Granillo

A look at some of baseball's best moments found at MLB.com.

April 17, 2013

Wezen-Ball: "Rise of the Robot Umpires"

by Larry Granillo

A new project promises to be one of the more entertaining baseball books in recent years.

April 15, 2013

Wezen-Ball: Jackie Robinson Talks Sacrifices in "Boys' Life"

by Larry Granillo

An article in the June 1948 issue of "Boys' Life" shows us how quickly Jackie Robinson was recognized as a role model.

April 11, 2013

Wezen-Ball: The Froot Loop Summer

by Larry Granillo

An unconventional source of power was credited with Mickey Tettleton's surprising 1989 campaign.

April 9, 2013

Wezen-Ball: Which Justin Upton Home Run was Longest?

by Larry Granillo

Which of these three home runs by Justin Upton was hit the farthest?

April 8, 2013

Wezen-Ball: The 2013 Interleague Schedule

by Larry Granillo

Breaking down the 2013 interleague schedule for all 30 teams. What teams are forced to deviate from their regular roster/lineup construction for the longest stretch of the year?

April 4, 2013

Wezen-Ball: Yu Darvish Reminds Us: Technology is Great

by Larry Granillo

The technology to consume and enjoy baseball games today makes this one of the best times ever to be a baseball fan.

April 2, 2013

Wezen-Ball: A Freak Injury for Paul Molitor

by Larry Granillo

Injuries can happen anywhere at any time. For Paul Molitor's finger, it was while running laps.

March 31, 2013

Wezen-Ball: House Sigils for Major League Baseball

by Larry Granillo

Game of Thrones and MLB's Opening Day have more than a few things in common.

March 27, 2013

Wezen-Ball: Connie Mack, the Wise-Cracking Catcher

by Larry Granillo

A century old story shines some light on Connie Mack's greatest secret.

March 26, 2013

Wezen-Ball: Li'l Pete's Big Hit

by Larry Granillo

When you're dealing with Pete Rose in the mid-1980s, anything is worth preserving.

March 25, 2013

Wezen-Ball: News of the Weird

by Larry Granillo

A quick look at two off-the-wall stories from recent days.

March 21, 2013

Wezen-Ball: A Plane Crash in Indianapolis

by Larry Granillo

The Indianapolis Indians have a long history in professional baseball. In 1929, the club's owner had an unfortunate accident.

March 14, 2013

Wezen-Ball: Happy Pi (Pi) Day, 2013!

by Larry Granillo

Celebrating the geekiest day of the year.

March 13, 2013

Wezen-Ball: Globicide, or Murdering a Baseball

by Larry Granillo

The definition of one of the best moments in any baseball game.

March 5, 2013

Wezen-Ball: When Cuba Stomped the Orioles

by Larry Granillo

The 1999 meeting between Cuba and the Baltimore Orioles did not go well for the major league squad.

February 28, 2013

Wezen-Ball: Batting Third: Bryce Harper (and Derek Jeter)

by Larry Granillo

Derek Jeter's (hypothetical) career provides a good example of what could happen if Bryce Harper moves down in the batting order this year.

February 26, 2013

Wezen-Ball: The Astrodome's Futuristic Scoreboard

by Larry Granillo

A look at one of the greatest features of 1965's "Eighth Wonder of the World."

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