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Recovering Ballplayer Vol. 8: Performance Enhancing Drugs and the Secrets We Keep

Sometimes positive drug tests can threaten baseball's self-image. Nobody has a better view of PED use than the teammates of players who are using.
Fernando Perez
5.11.16
Baseball

Recovering Ballplayer Vo. 7: Neil Walker, Switch Hitting, and Multiple Personalities

Recovering ballplayer Fernando Perez is still trying to unravel the mysteries of switch hitting. So he turns to the hottest switch hitter in baseball, Neil Walker, to help.
Fernando Perez
4.29.16
Baseball

Recovering Ballplayer Vol. 6: The New Slide Rules

Baseball's new rules on sliding may seem to take away some of the sport's edge. But they are also the best thing for its players and the game moving forward.
Fernando Perez
4.15.16
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Recovering Ballplayer Vol. 4: Swag Baseball Out Again

The battle over unwritten rules is actually about the battle between pitchers and position players. To solve it, we must heed the man who was both: Babe Ruth.
Fernando Perez
3.16.16
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Recovering Ballplayer Vol. 3: The Wade Davis Experience

The dominance of Wade Davis brings up existential questions about the nature of MLB pitching staffs.
Fernando Perez
3.9.16
Baseball

Recovering Ballplayer Vol. 2: The Ballad of John Jaso

First John Jaso wasn't good enough defensively to play catcher. Then the position beat him up too badly to continue playing it.
Fernando Perez
2.24.16
Baseball

Recovering Ballplayer: Armando Galarraga and the Future of Umpiring

Ex-Major Leaguer Fernando Perez asks whether umpires are anything more than "animate kitsch" on the field. Is it time to embrace the future?
Fernando Perez
2.10.16