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The Hall of Fame is worthless

Who knows what happens with the voting for this year's class, but I think it's a safe bet that at least a few of the guys more than deserving of getting in will not. In the end, this is what we can say about the Hall of Fame. The position player who is arguably the […]

Obstructed View Hall of Fame Survey

Aisle 424 suggested we have a Hall of Fame survey that includes all 37 players on the ballot. We figured it might be fun so we've set one up. We're using the same rules: pick no more than 10, 75% required to enter. Here is a helpful link from B-Ref that brings together all of […]

Barry Bonds: “I do really care” about the hall of fame

"I do really care," Bonds said. "I may say I don't, but I do really care. I've been through a lot in my life so not too many things bother me. Making the Hall of Fame, would it be something that's gratifying because of what I've sacrificed? Sure. Baseball has been a big part of […]

Microsoft smart glasses and baseball

I happened to see this article this morning on the BBC app and thought it was interesting enough to highlight here. Microsoft has patented some smart glasses similar to what Google and every other tech company is working on. As the graphic shows, it could be used to display baseball statistics, but I would think […]

OV’s Free Agent Frenzy

We figured we may as well have a free agent contest this offseason. The winner will get 5 free subscriptions to Obstructed View along with bragging rights for a full calendar year. I took the top free agents from this article. I took out Dan Haren because I can't imagine his option not being exercised. […]

ALDS Series Preview: A’s vs. Tigers

The A's came from about a billion games back to win the AL West thanks to the Rangers cubbing the final month or so of the season. That's not to say the A's backed into the playoffs. They won 94 games, which was just one back of the AL leading Yankees. The Tigers fell back […]

Sox Fans Are Weird

I'll never understand how Cubs fans and White Sox fans can technically be from the same city.  Last night, the Sox had Chris Sale taking the mound as they went for the first sweep of the New York Yankees at home in 21 years.  26,319 people showed up to watch that. That's less than 65% […]

Melky Cabrera

This is a strange story. In a bizarre attempt to avoid a 50-game drug suspension, San Francisco Giants star Melky Cabrera created a fictitious website and a nonexistent product designed to prove he inadvertently took the banned substance that caused a positive test under Major League Baseball’s drug program. The other day I was considering […]

2012 Astros Draft: Behind The Scenes

There's a fantastic article about the Astros draft on Crawfish Boxes. Here's a snippet: 1.1: Heck and Luhnow both talked of the 1.1 like it was a frightening blessing, like triplets. They kept saying that they needed to get their guy but there were no guarantees. They talked about 1.1 pressures, responsibilities, etc. We know […]

A few things that don’t make sense

Carl Crawford and a prospect to the Marlins for Hanley Ramirez and Heath Bell is something that Bob NIghtengale is suggesting is in the works that doesn't make the least bit of sense. Carl Crawford, a truckload of money and all the Red Sox prospects for Hanley Ramirez makes sense, but other than that this […]

2012 MLB Draft: Best Available Prospects

The first day of the draft is over, which means we've only seen 60 selections so far and have 39 rounds to go. I thought I'd post a roundup of the stuff we posted yesterday and then talk abou a few of the best available players that should be taken sometime today. The second day […]

Bobby Ojeda's Left Arm

Bobby Ojeda has written an article that's been published on The New York Times. He talks about the pain he went through just to pitch and how he hid it from the coaching staff. It's a fantastic look at what I'm guessing a large number of pitchers go through in their lives. The pain for […]

Power hitters should be bunting more frequently

I figured we could use a new post and it seemed like a good time to point out how power hitters are failing to maximize their production. Many of them are shifted against these days, even right-handed batters. The obvious way to put a stop to this is to bunt. All you've got to do […]

Q & A With Phillies Blog "That Ball's Outta Here"

We were contacted by Phillies blog "That Ball's Outta Here" to do a Q&A, and you can read our answers to the Cubs questions over at their site. Ethan was kind enough to answer a few questions of our own about the Phillies 1. What can the Phillies do to improve their offense? Watching a […]

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