Upon Further Review By Jim Henneman
Observations On The All-Star Game, Orioles Closer Zach Britton, And Eating Contests
Jim Henneman cleans out his notebook this week with some post-All-Star Game reflections and pre-trade deadline observations.
Change To Strike Rule Would Help Solve Multiple Problems For Baseball
Jim Henneman says putting swingers and bunters under the same foul ball restrictions could help speed up the game and keep things more interesting.
Zach Britton's Return Won't Help Orioles Unless Struggling Offense Improves
Jim Henneman says unless the Orioles' offense improves, Zach Britton and his friends in the bullpen won't be busy enough for the Orioles to hang on as contenders in the AL East.
Orioles Starter Kevin Gausman's Inefficiency Is Emblematic Of League-Wide Problem
Jim Henneman says Orioles starter Kevin Gausman is suffering from the same ailment that curtails so many young pitchers -- an inability to carry his best stuff beyond the 100-pitch mark.
Shocking Power Surge Has Rays Looking Like Playoff Team
Jim Henneman says, so far, the Tampa Bay Rays have been the biggest surprise of the 2017 baseball season, and he wouldn't be surprised if they make a run at the AL East title.
A 'Foul' Way For Baseball To Speed Up The Game
For all the talk about speeding up baseball games, Jim Henneman says MLB should forget intentional walks and look at limiting foul balls.
Jim Henneman: Matt Wieters Not To Blame For Orioles' Past Pitching Issues
Jim Henneman says he thinks Matt Wieters is the best all-around catcher the Orioles have ever developed, and there is no evidence Wieters was a divisive element for the pitching staff.
Injuries To Closers Not Cause Of Orioles' And Yankees' Skids
Jim Henneman says it's merely coincidence the Orioles' Zach Britton and the Yankees' Aroldis Chapman went on the disabled list roughly the same time their teams hit the skids.
Jim Henneman Remembers Former Umpire Steve Palermo
Jim Henneman shares his memories of former MLB umpire Steve Palermo, who died May 14 after losing a bout with cancer only a few knew had reached the serious stage.
Should Baseball Re-evaluate Its Approach To Everyday Players?
Jim Henneman says it may be time for baseball to re-evaluate everyday players, the ones with multiple skill sets, because arms don't break down as often in the infield or outfield as they do on the mound.
Jim Henneman Recaps MLB's First Month
With the first month of the MLB season in the books, Jim Henneman looks at some of the prognosticators' early misses, and he says it's a mistake to pass off the Orioles' April success as a fluke.
Newfangled Analytics Prove Earl Weaver Was Right All Along
The new positioning of Orioles center fielder Adam Jones reminds Jim Henneman of Earl Weaver's common refrain, "You don't get beat by the ball in front of you."
Baseball Getting Distracted With Meaningless Stats
Ever get the impression baseball is getting overwhelmed with numbers and formulas? Jim Henneman says, welcome to the club.
Despite Initial Skepticism, Camden Yards Has Become A Bucket-List Destination
Oriole Park at Camden Yards has become so widely accepted as "The Ballpark That Changed Baseball Forever" that Jim Henneman says it's easy to forget how much initial opposition there was to both the location and the design.