Author Archives: Daniel Carroll

“Buying Championships” Is Harder Than It Looks

For the purposes of this article, all WAR measurements are through Baseball Reference.   So the Dodgers are in the World Series, and to some degree they are wearing the Black Hat of the villain. Though they haven’t won the … Continue reading

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Daniel Riffs on Expansion and Realignment

If you haven’t been following Twitter much today, you might’ve missed an article from Baseball America commenting on the possibility of Major League Baseball expansion, realignment, and schedule changes. Part of it includes speculation that Portland, Oregon would attract a team, … Continue reading

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Angel Stadium: Unremarkable, But Odd

Angel Stadium of Anaheim marks the 16th MLB ballpark I’ve visited my slow march around the league, if you count the time I visited Cleveland when the Mariners series snowed out there in 2007. I feel like I don’t have … Continue reading

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The Oakland Coliseum: An Outdoor “Kingdome”

I just returned from my road trip to watch the Mariners over their final few games of the 2017 season, and I figure it’s the Section331.com tradition to post some pictures and talk a bit about the ballpark experience. Angel … Continue reading

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When my coworkers suddenly talk baseball

It’s always strange to me when people I know outside of the relationships I’ve built with Mariners fans talk to me about baseball. You know, people you see every day but never catch wearing a team cap or t-shirt or … Continue reading

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Mariners History and the Final Days of the 2016 Regular Season

I wrote this on the bus to work and almost worked myself into tears doing it, so I want to share: They took MLB from us in March, 1970. When we got it back in 1977, we played in a … Continue reading

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Famous In Canada

In the last few years, there’s been quite a bit of hemming and hawing over who is to blame and who should feel shame over the annual Canadian invasion which takes place during the Toronto series, with some pointing the … Continue reading

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