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Our Fearless Predictions for the 2015 MLB Season
TGG OpinionWho will reign as the best, worst and most surprising baseball teams for the upcoming 2015 season? Read our predictions here and see if you agree.


They Were There: Joe DeMaestri
Joe DeMaestriJoe DeMaestri serves up true tales of Satchel Paige, Bill Veeck, Paul Richards and the scary side of life in the segregated South.


It Was Twenty Years Ago Today...
Major League Baseball: The Twentieth Century cover The story of how This Great Game has evolved over two decades, from a modest datebook to an ambitious coffee table book to the popular web site it is today.


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Dock Ellis no-hitter on lSDShortly after Dock Ellis was interviewed about pitching a 1970 no-hitter while under the influence of LSD, artist James Blagden and No Mas teamed up to create this entertaining and edgy illustrative recreation of Ellis' controversial achievement with his interview serving as a narration.


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Our short list below for the most visible, valuable and curious baseball resources for fans and researchers of all ages.

A Look Back on March
this great game comebacker logoThe Month That Was in Baseball: Why the players' union has itself to blame for Kris Bryant's Opening Day absence; The Tommy John epidemic continues unabated in spring training; David Wright's clubhouse etiquette; The passing of Al Rosen, Minnie Minoso and Alex Johnson. All this and much, much, more!


The Ten Greatest Cleveland Indians Hitters
Al RosenThe late Al Rosen propelled the terrific Indians teams of the 1950s, but where does he rank on the list of all-time Cleveland hitting greats, populated also by Hall-of-Fame legends Nap Lajoie and Tris Speaker and more modern-day studs like Albert Belle and Jim Thome? Find out now!


The Ballparks: Braves Field
The Ballparks: Braves FieldSprawling in scope and vanilla in appearance, Braves Field never captured the imagination like nearby Fenway, becoming outdated shy of its prime after being hailed as the ultimate Deadball Era park—where deep flies were kept in but thick railroad smoke couldn’t be kept out. Once the home run became trendy, one clueless owner after another didn’t know what to do with the joint—and usually they did nothing.


The Ten Worst Promotional Ideas in Baseball History
This Great Game Opinions Bad promotions, bad ideas, bad results. Here’s ten concepts that didn’t quite work out as baseball had hoped.





2014 Replay it Again, Bud
2014: Replay it Again, BudBaseball finally embraces extensive video replay to review close calls, but the process leaves a lot to be desired; the Kansas City Royals make a spirited run to the World Series after taking 29 straight Octobers off, but run into a wall named Madison Bumgarner.



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