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Good Bye Post-Season, Hello Off-Season!
  Four in a Row, Take Two . . .
Now that the 100th Fall Classic is in the books, Major
League Baseball's off-season is ready to get into gear,
and that means retirements, trades, free agents, and the
countdown to baseball's return to D.C. But before any of
that can take place, the baseball world turns it's attention
to the hardware as the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the
Year debates re-ignite. In the first of a six part
post-season award series, Asher tells us why
Jason Bay
is a shoe-in for this year's National League Rookie of the
Year, and also why Bay won't be joining Asher's list of the
Top Ten All-Time Rookie of the Year busts.
  Barry Bonds led the National League in OPS for the fourth
straight year, becoming the first player to do that since, well,
himself, from 1990-1993. The only other players to accomplish
that feat even once in Major League history are Dan Brouthers,
Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, and
Ted Williams.

For those Bonds vs. Ruth fans out there, Ruth did it six years in
a row, twice. Of course, there are only three times as many
players for Bonds to beat out as there were for Ruth to beat out.

See previous
daily fun facts.
 2004 World Series

 2004: Year of the Third

 Keith's Home Page
Ichiro NOT Every Bit As Good As

Scott's Homepage
2004 NL ROY Pick

Top 10 Rookie of the Year Busts of
All Time

2004-2005 Free Agents

Asher's Archive
Top 100 Lists
Who is the best catcher of all time? How valuable was Cal Ripken's durability? Where does the controversial Dick Allen rank?  How many active players are
among the top 100 all-time?  We have the answers to these questions and more.

News and Notes
Interesting odds and ends from around the league.  Detroit's Esteban Yan starts us off with his 33% closing ratio (5 saves in 15 opportunities).

Test your baseball knowledge with our obscure knowledge quizzes!  This week: Keith tests your knowledge of players who had big seasons as well as your
knowledge of

Heated Debates
Which team is the strongest entering the playoffs?  The debate rages on...

See how closely the 2004 season matched our estimations.