Posts by J. Ryan Stradal

THE 2014 AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON, AS PREDICTED BY J. RYAN STRADAL photo
April 18, 2014 | BASEBALL

THE 2014 AMERICAN LEAGUE BASEBALL SEASON, AS PREDICTED BY J. RYAN STRADAL

J. Ryan Stradal

 

AL EAST

1. Tampa Bay Rays

WHY: Erik Bedard, who was the Pirates’ Opening Day starter in 2012, was forced to fight for the fifth spot in the Rays’ rotation, which is a sign of a

Jim Ruland: The Hobart Interview photo
April 2, 2014 | Interview

Jim Ruland: The Hobart Interview

J. Ryan Stradal

Jim Ruland talks with J. Ryan Stradal about his new collaborative book Giving The Finger, the memoirs of Bering Sea fisherman & Deadliest Catch star Scott Campbell Jr., who goes by

Who Are These People? Very Short Stories About the New Faces Around the American League West photo
April 14, 2013 | BASEBALL

Who Are These People? Very Short Stories About the New Faces Around the American League West

J. Ryan Stradal

 

Houston Astros: Chia-Jen Lo, P

Dang, it’s weird putting “Houston Astros” under “AL WEST.” That poor team. At least they got to face the Cubs all the time last year; now they have to play

Who Are These People? Very Short Stories About the New Faces Around the American League Central photo
April 7, 2013 | BASEBALL

Who Are These People? Very Short Stories About the New Faces Around the American League Central

J. Ryan Stradal

 

Chicago White Sox: Jared Mitchell, OF

Jared, who was drafted by the Twins out of high school and turned them down to play baseball and football at LSU, was a backup wide receiver on the

Who Are These People? Very Short Stories About the New Faces Around the American League East photo
April 2, 2013 | BASEBALL

Who Are These People? Very Short Stories About the New Faces Around the American League East

J. Ryan Stradal

 

Baltimore Orioles: Dylan Bundy, P

Dylan takes his diet seriously. He ate grilled chicken, rice, and green beans every day of the offseason. The first purchase he made with his $4 million

Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball photo
April 1, 2009 | BASEBALL, Fiction

Some Little-Known Statistical Anomalies in the Game of Baseball

J. Ryan Stradal

It is not for nothing that baseball has existed since 1846 and now encompasses 30 teams playing 162 games each a year. In that span of time, speculative taxonomists and fly-by-night actuaries have