Houston is the most populous city in the U. S. state of Texas and the fourth most populous city in the United States, with a census-estimated population of 2.312 million in 2017. It is the most populous city in the Southern United States and on the Gulf Coast of the United States. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth MSA. With a total area of 627 square miles, Houston is the eighth most expansive city in the United States, it is the largest city in the United States by total area, whose government is not consolidated with that of a county or borough. Though in Harris County, small portions of the city extend into Fort Bend and Montgomery counties. Houston was founded by land speculators on August 30, 1836, at the confluence of Buffalo Bayou and White Oak Bayou and incorporated as a city on June 5, 1837.
The city is named after former General Sam Houston, president of the Republic of Texas and had won Texas' independence from Mexico at the Battle of San Jacinto 25 miles east of Allen's Landing. After serving as the capital of the Texas Republic in the late 1830s, Houston grew into a regional trading center for the remainder of the 19th century; the arrival of the 20th century saw a convergence of economic factors which fueled rapid growth in Houston, including a burgeoning port and railroad industry, the decline of Galveston as Texas' primary port following a devastating 1900 hurricane, the subsequent construction of the Houston Ship Channel, the Texas oil boom. In the mid-20th century, Houston's economy diversified as it became home to the Texas Medical Center—the world's largest concentration of healthcare and research institutions—and NASA's Johnson Space Center, where the Mission Control Center is located. Houston's economy has a broad industrial base in energy, manufacturing and transportation.
Leading in healthcare sectors and building oilfield equipment, Houston has the second most Fortune 500 headquarters of any U. S. municipality within its city limits. The Port of Houston ranks first in the United States in international waterborne tonnage handled and second in total cargo tonnage handled. Nicknamed the "Space City", Houston is a global city, with strengths in culture and research; the city has a population from various ethnic and religious backgrounds and a large and growing international community. Houston is the most diverse metropolitan area in Texas and has been described as the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the U. S, it is home to many cultural institutions and exhibits, which attract more than 7 million visitors a year to the Museum District. Houston has an active visual and performing arts scene in the Theater District and offers year-round resident companies in all major performing arts; the Allen brothers—Augustus Chapman and John Kirby—explored town sites on Buffalo Bayou and Galveston Bay.
According to historian David McComb, "he brothers, on August 26, 1836, bought from Elizabeth E. Parrott, wife of T. F. L. Parrott and widow of John Austin, the south half of the lower league granted to her by her late husband, they paid $5,000 total, but only $1,000 of this in cash. They lobbied the Republic of Texas Congress to designate Houston as the temporary capital, agreeing to provide the new government with a capital building. About a dozen persons resided in the town at the beginning of 1837, but that number grew to about 1,500 by the time the Texas Congress convened in Houston for the first time that May. Houston was granted incorporation with James S. Holman becoming its first mayor. In the same year, Houston became the county seat of Harrisburg County. In 1839, the Republic of Texas relocated its capital to Austin; the town suffered another setback that year when a yellow fever epidemic claimed about one life out of every eight residents. Yet it persisted as a commercial center, forming a symbiosis with Galveston.
Landlocked farmers brought their produce to Houston, using Buffalo Bayou to gain access to Galveston and the Gulf of Mexico. Houston merchants profited from selling staples to farmers and shipping the farmers' produce to Galveston; the great majority of slaves in Texas came with their owners from the older slave states. Sizable numbers, came through the domestic slave trade. New Orleans was the center of this trade in the Deep South. Thousands of enslaved blacks lived near the city before the American Civil War. Many of them near the city worked on sugar and cotton plantations, while most of those in the city limits had domestic and artisan jobs. In 1840, the community established a chamber of commerce in part to promote shipping and navigation at the newly created port on Buffalo Bayou. By 1860, Houston had emerged as a commercial and railroad hub for the export of cotton. Railroad spurs from the Texas inland converged in Houston, where they met rail lines to the ports of Galveston and Beaumont.
During the American Civil War, Houston served as a headquarters for General John Magruder, who used the city as an organization point for the Battle of Galveston. After the Civil War, Houston businessmen initia
2015 Kansas City Royals season
The 2015 Kansas City Royals season was the 47th for the franchise, their 43rd at Kauffman Stadium. The Royals made their second consecutive World Series appearance in 2015, after winning the American League in 2014, they won the series for the first time since 1985. The team won their first AL Central title on September 24, 2015, the first time the Royals won their division since 1985, they opened the playoffs by defeating the Houston Astros in five games in the Division Series and defeated the Toronto Blue Jays in six games in the American League Championship Series. They defeated the New York Mets in five games in the 2015 World Series, the second World Series championship in franchise history; the 2015 Royals are the first team since the 1989 Oakland Athletics to win the World Series after having lost the series in the previous season. October 30: Josh Willingham, James Shields, Raúl Ibañez, Luke Hochevar, Jason Frasor, Scott Downs, Norichika Aoki become free agents. Hochevar and Frasor re-signed with the Royals.
Downs signed with the Cleveland Indians. Aoki signed with the San Francisco Giants. Shields signed with the San Diego Padres. Willingham retired at age 34. Ibañez retired at age 42. November 1: Billy Butler becomes a free agent, he would sign with the Oakland Athletics. November 3: Promoted Paulo Orlando. Week of November 5: Signed 4 players to a minor league contract, invited 2 of them to Spring training. November 20: Received Reymond Fuentes from the San Diego Padres for Kyle Bartsch and promoted 2 other players. November 24: Jayson Nix becomes a free agent while Juan Flores signs a minor league contract. November 26: Received Ryan Jackson from the Los Angeles Dodgers for cash. Jackson would be sent to the minors. November 28: Received Bryan Flynn and Reid Redman from the Miami Marlins for Aaron Crow. Signed Jason Frasor and gave Ismaldo Rodriguez to a minor league contract. December 2: Francisley Bueno becomes a free agent as Dany Geraldo signs a minor league contract. December 8: Signed Gabriel Noriega to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training.
December 11: Received Jandel Gustave from the Boston Red Sox for cash. December 14: Signed Angel Franco to a minor league contract. Week of December 15: Signed 3 players to a minor league contract. Sent 3 players to the minors. Released Carlos Peguero. Signed Kendrys Morales, Alex Ríos, Kris Medlen, Yohan Pino. Received Brian Broderick from the Los Angeles Angels for Johnny Giavotella. December 28: Signed 3 players to a minor league contract. December 29: Signed Edinson Vólquez. January 4: Signed Ryan Madson to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training. January 16: Signed 2 players to a minor league contract and invited them to Spring training. January 26: Invited 16 players to Spring training and signed J. C. Boscán to a minor league contract and invited him to Spring training. Brian Bocock signs a minor league contract; the Houston Astros defeated the New York Yankees 3–0 in the 2015 American League Wild Card Game on Tuesday, October 6, earning them the right to play the Royals in the ALDS.
6:37 p.m. CDT at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri One season after the Royals blazed through the 2014 ALDS and ALCS with sweeps, they fell to the Astros in their first postseason game of 2015, struggling to manufacture offense against Houston's Collin McHugh. McHugh pitched six innings, holding the Royals to six hits; the only Kansas City hitter to produce runs was Kendrys Morales, who cracked a pair of solo shots off McHugh in the second and fourth innings. Morales had been the leadoff batter in the second. Kansas City's own starter, Yordano Ventura, seemed dazed early, giving up a walk and two hits to the Astros before he recorded the game's first out. Houston utilized sacrifice ground outs to bring home their first two runs of the game. After surrendering a third run in the second inning, having amassed only two innings of work and having struck out two, was replaced by Chris Young following a rain delay. Young would go on to pitch the most of any Royal in the game. Young put three zeroes on the board against Houston, but the Astros did strike once against him in the fifth, taking a 4–2 lead, as George Springer hit a solo home run to left field.
Houston's offense was nightcapped, appropriately, by a Colby Rasmus home run in the eighth. A loyal crowd in Kansas City tried to unnerve Houston closer Luke Gregerson in the ninth after he hit Mike Moustakas with a pitch, but the final inning was otherwise uneventful, the Astros sealed their 5–2 Game 1 victory over the Royals with relative ease. 2:47 p.m. CDT at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri The Royals struck back in Game 2 to force a Game 4 in Houston, but it wasn't easy, they again fell behind early as starter Johnny Cueto's struggles continued, Colby Rasmus doubling to bring in George Springer to give the Astros a 1–0 lead. They would pad it in the second with two more runs off of Cueto, courtesy of a Springer line drive that brought home Chris Carter and Jason Castro, who had reached on a single and walk, respectively; the Royals' offense rolled out of bed in the bottom of the second, with Salvador Pérez cracking a solo shot off of Houston's Scott Kazmir. The Astros negated the effect of the Kansas City run in the top of the third as Rasmus homered for his third consecutive postseason game.
Kansas City remained resilient, with Alex Ríos doubling, Alcides Escobar singling on an overturned video-review call, Ben Zobrist hitting a sacrifice ground out to bring Rios home. At the end of the third inning
2015 New York Yankees season
The 2015 New York Yankees season was the 113th season in New York City, 115th season overall, for the New York Yankees, who play in the American League East of Major League Baseball. They finished the regular season with a record of 87-75, six games behind the Toronto Blue Jays and second in the AL East, they clinched the host Wild Card berth, but lost to the Houston Astros in the 2015 American League Wild Card Game. This was the Yankees' first full season in over twenty years without team captain and shortstop Derek Jeter, who retired at the end of the 2014 season. In addition, the Yankees retired the jersey numbers of center fielder Bernie Williams, catcher Jorge Posada, pitcher Andy Pettitte during the season, bringing the total amount of retired numbers to twenty, for 22 different players. Following a memorable final season on WOR-TV, Yankees over-the-air game broadcasts returned after 16 years to long time broadcaster WPIX Channel 11, with the YES Network producing the game broadcasts there with the same voices as on cable, making the channel return to its role as the sole over the air broadcaster of New York City MLB team game broadcasts, given its concurrent role as the FTA broadcaster for the National League New York Mets since 1999.
The Yankees fired Kevin Long, the hitting coach, Mick Kelleher, the first base coach on October 10. They re-signed GM Brian Cashman to a three-year deal that same day. On November 8, the Yankees re-signed free agent outfielder Chris Young to a 1-year, $2.5 million contract with incentives. On November 12, the Yankees signed left-hander José de Paula to a 1-year major league contract worth $500,000; that same day, the Yankees traded longtime backup catcher Francisco Cervelli to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for left-hander Justin Wilson. On December 3, the Yankees signed reliever Esmil Rogers to a 1-year, $1.48 million contract. On December 5, the Yankees acquired shortstop Didi Gregorius from the Arizona Diamondbacks in a three-team trade involving the Detroit Tigers; the Yankees sent Shane Greene to the Tigers as part of the trade. That same day, the Yankees signed reliever Andrew Miller to a 4-year, $36 million deal. On December 15, the Yankees re-signed free agent third baseman Chase Headley, to a 4-year deal worth $52 million.
On December 16, the Yankees re-signed left-hander Chris Capuano to a 1-year, $5 million deal. On December 19, the Yankees traded utility infielder Martín Prado to the Miami Marlins, along with pitcher David Phelps, in exchange for pitcher Nathan Eovaldi, 1B/OF Garrett Jones, pitching prospect Domingo German. On December 19, the Yankees acquired relief pitcher Gonzalez Germen from the New York Mets, in exchange for cash considerations, he was traded to the Texas Rangers on January 20, again in exchange for cash considerations. On December 29, the Yankees traded reliever Shawn Kelley to the San Diego Padres, in exchange for minor league pitcher Johnny Barbato. On January 1, the Yankees traded pitching prospect Manny Banuelos to the Atlanta Braves, in exchange for relievers David Carpenter, Chasen Shreve. On January 6, the Yankees signed infielder Stephen Drew to a 1-year contract, worth $5 million with incentives. On January 11, the Yankees hired Jeff Pentland to be their main hitting coach, along with Alan Cockrell to be the assistant hitting coach.
In addition, the Yankees hired Joe Espada to be their third base coach. On January 13, the Yankees acquired reliever Chris Martin from the Colorado Rockies in exchange for cash considerations. On February 16, the Yankees signed pitcher Jared Burton to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training. In February, the Yankees announced they will retire Bernie Williams number 51 on May 24, Jorge Posada's number 20 on August 22, Andy Pettitte's number 46 on August 23. On March 11, Yankees pitcher Chris Capuano left a spring training game with a strained right quad. On March 26, the Yankees released pitcher Jared Burton, before resigning him three days later. On April 1, the Yankees acquired Gregorio Petit from the Houston Astros for cash or a player to be named later; the Yankees lost their Opening Day game on April 6 against Toronto, losing 6-1. The Yankees only accumulated three total hits that first game, with a home run by Brett Gardner accounting for the only run scored by the Yankees.
They bounced back to win the next game 4–3 on April 8, the first Yankees win of the season. On April 28, ace pitcher Masahiro Tanaka was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a tendinitis in his right wrist and a slight strain on his forearm, it was not connected to the elbow injury he suffered in the previous season. The Yankees would finish the first month with a 13–9 record atop the American League East division; the success of the New York Yankees in April was a result of good hitting against opposing team's bullpens and good offense to keep games close. In fact, seven of the thirteen wins in April were decided by two runs. Mixing and matching both pitching and offense was key in the part of manager Joe Girardi; some notable contributions came from players such as Alex Rodriguez, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Chris Young, Brett Gardner, Dellin Betances, from the Yankees closer Andrew Miller. Miller, who had joined the Yankees during the off-season, had been impressive with eight saves in eight chances in the month of April.
In April, Brett Gardner had started the trend of having the team grow mustaches and it caught on. The Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox 4–2 on May 2, during which Andrew Miller had set Yankees club history by securing nine saves in the first 23 games the Yankees had played in a season. Mariano Rivera, the former Yankees closer who had retired following the 2013 season, had not performed this feat during his 19-year career, it was the same gam
Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball is a professional baseball organization, the oldest of the four major professional sports leagues in the United States and Canada. A total of 30 teams play with 15 teams in each league; the NL and AL were formed as separate legal entities in 1901 respectively. After cooperating but remaining separate entities beginning in 1903, the leagues merged into a single organization led by the Commissioner of Baseball in 2000; the organization oversees Minor League Baseball, which comprises 256 teams affiliated with the Major League clubs. With the World Baseball Softball Confederation, MLB manages the international World Baseball Classic tournament. Baseball's first all-professional team was founded in Cincinnati in 1869; the first few decades of professional baseball were characterized by rivalries between leagues and by players who jumped from one team or league to another. The period before 1920 in baseball was known as the dead-ball era. Baseball survived a conspiracy to fix the 1919 World Series, which came to be known as the Black Sox Scandal.
The sport rose in popularity in the 1920s, survived potential downturns during the Great Depression and World War II. Shortly after the war, Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier; the 1950s and 1960s were a time of expansion for the AL and NL new stadiums and artificial turf surfaces began to change the game in the 1970s and 1980s. Home runs dominated the game during the 1990s, media reports began to discuss the use of anabolic steroids among Major League players in the mid-2000s. In 2006, an investigation produced the Mitchell Report, which implicated many players in the use of performance-enhancing substances, including at least one player from each team. Today, MLB is composed of 1 in Canada. Teams play 162 games each season and five teams in each league advance to a four-round postseason tournament that culminates in the World Series, a best-of-seven championship series between the two league champions that dates to 1903. Baseball broadcasts are aired on television and the Internet throughout North America and in several other countries throughout the world.
MLB has the highest season attendance of any sports league in the world with more than 73 million spectators in 2015. MLB is governed by the Major League Baseball Constitution; this document has undergone several incarnations since its creation in 1876. Under the direction of the Commissioner of Baseball, MLB hires and maintains the sport's umpiring crews, negotiates marketing and television contracts. MLB maintains a unique, controlling relationship over the sport, including most aspects of Minor League Baseball; this is due in large part to the 1922 U. S. Supreme Court ruling in Federal Baseball Club v. National League, which held that baseball is not interstate commerce and therefore not subject to federal antitrust law; this ruling has been weakened only in subsequent years. The weakened ruling granted more stability to the owners of teams and has resulted in values increasing at double-digit rates. There were several challenges to MLB's primacy in the sport between the 1870s and the Federal League in 1916.
The chief executive of MLB is the commissioner Rob Manfred. The chief operating officer is Tony Petitti. There are five other executives: president, chief communications officer, chief legal officer, chief financial officer, chief baseball officer; the multimedia branch of MLB, based in Manhattan, is MLB Advanced Media. This branch oversees each of the 30 teams' websites, its charter states that MLB Advanced Media holds editorial independence from the league, but it is under the same ownership group and revenue-sharing plan. MLB Productions is a structured wing of the league, focusing on video and traditional broadcast media. MLB owns 67 percent of MLB Network, with the other 33 percent split between several cable operators and satellite provider DirecTV, it operates out of studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, has editorial independence from the league. In 1920, the weak National Commission, created to manage relationships between the two leagues, was replaced with the much more powerful Commissioner of Baseball, who had the power to make decisions for all of professional baseball unilaterally.
From 1901 to 1960, the American and National Leagues fielded eight teams apiece. In the 1960s, MLB expansion added eight teams, including the first non-U. S. Team. Two teams were added in the 1970s. From 1969 through 1993, each league consisted of an West Division. A third division, the Central Division, was formed in each league in 1994; until 1996, the two leagues met on the field only during the All-Star Game. Regular-season interleague play was introduced in 1997. In March 1995 two new franchises, the Arizona Diamondbacks and Tampa Bay Devil Rays, were awarded by MLB, to begin play in 1998; this addition brought the total number of franchises to 30. In early 1997, MLB decided to assign one new team to each league: Tampa Bay joined the AL and Arizona joined the NL; the original plan was to have an odd number of teams in each league, but in order for every team to be able to play daily, this would have required interleague play to be scheduled throughout the entire season. However, it
The American League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or the American League, is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada. It developed from the Western League, a minor league based in the Great Lakes states, which aspired to major league status, it is sometimes called the Junior Circuit because it claimed Major League status for the 1901 season, 25 years after the formation of the National League. At the end of every season, the American League champion plays in the World Series against the National League champion. Through 2018, American League teams have won 66 of the 114 World Series played since 1903, with 27 of those coming from the New York Yankees alone; the New York Yankees have won 40 American League titles, the most in the league's history, followed by the Philadelphia/Kansas City/Oakland Athletics and the Boston Red Sox. A minor league known as the Western League which existed 1885 to 1899, with teams in Great Lakes states, the newly organized Western League developed into a rival major league after the previous American Association disbanded after ten seasons as a competitor to the older National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, founded in 1876.
In its early history of the late 1880s, the minor Western League struggled until 1894, when Ban Johnson became the president of the league. Johnson led the Western League into elevation as claiming major league status and soon became the president of the newly renamed American League of Professional Baseball Clubs in 1901; the American League was founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the former Republican Hotel by five Irishmen. George Herman Ruth, noted as one of the most prolific hitters in Major League Baseball history, spent the majority of his career in the American League with the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees; the American League has one notable difference versus the rival National League, in that in modern times since 1973 it has had the designated hitter rule. Under the rule, a team may use a batter in its lineup, not in the field defensively, replacing the pitcher in the batting order, compared to the old rule that made it mandatory for the pitcher to bat. In the last two decades, the season schedule has allowed occasional interleague play.
Until the late 1970s, league umpires working behind home plate wore large, balloon-style chest protectors worn outside the shirt or coat, while their brethren in the National League wore chest protectors inside the shirt or coat. In 1977, new umpires had to wear the inside chest protector, although those on staff wearing the outside protector could continue to do so. Most umpires made the switch to the inside protector, led by Don Denkinger in 1975 and Jim Evans the next year, although several did not, including Bill Haller, Lou DiMuro, George Maloney, Jerry Neudecker, who became the last MLB umpire to use the outside protector in 1985. In 1994, the league, along with the National League, reorganized again, into three divisions and added a third round to the playoffs in the form of the American League Division Series, with the best second-place team advancing to the playoffs as a wild-card team, in addition to the three divisional champions. In 1998, the newly franchised Tampa Bay Devil Rays joined the league, the Arizona Diamondbacks joined the National League: i.e. each league each added a fifteenth team.
An odd number of teams per league meant that at least one team in each league would have to be idle on any given day, or alternatively that odd team out would have had to play an interleague game against its counterpart in the other league. The initial plan was to have three five-team divisions per league with inter league play year-round—possibly as many as 30 interleague games per team each year. For various reasons, it soon seemed more practical to have an number of teams in both leagues; the Milwaukee Brewers agreed moving from the AL Central to the NL Central. At the same time, the Detroit Tigers were moved from the AL East to the AL Central, making room for the Devil Rays in the East. Following the move of the Houston Astros, in the NL for 51 years since beginning as an expansion team in 1962, to the American League in 2013, both leagues now consist of 15 teams, a far cry from their original 8 for the first half-century of the 20th century. For the first 96 years, American League teams faced their National League counterparts only in exhibition games or in the World Series.
Beginning in 1997, interleague games have been played during the regular season and count in the standings. As part of the agreement instituting interleague play, the designated-hitter rule is used only in games where the American League team is the home team. There were eight charter teams in 1901, the league's first year as a major league, the next year the original Milwaukee Brewers moved to St. Louis to become the St. Louis Browns; these franchises constituted the league for 52 seasons, until the Browns moved to Baltimore and took up the name Baltimore Orioles. All eight original franchises remain in the American League, although only four remain in the original cities; the eight original teams and their counterparts in the "Classic Eight" were: original Baltimore Orioles (went b
Geoffrey Edward Blum is an American former professional baseball infielder in Major League Baseball and current part-time announcer for the Houston Astros. During his major-league career, he played for the Montreal Expos, Houston Astros, Tampa Bay Devil Rays, San Diego Padres, Chicago White Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks. Before becoming a professional baseball player, he majored in sociology at the University of California and played for the California Golden Bears baseball team, he began his professional career when he was selected in the seventh round of the 1994 amateur draft by the Montreal Expos. During his time with the Expos, he spent the winter of 1995 in the Australian Baseball League with the Hunter Eagles. On March 12, 2002, after playing in Montreal for three years, he was traded to the Houston Astros in exchange for Chris Truby, he was traded after the 2003 season to Tampa Bay Devil Rays in exchange for Brandon Backe. In 2004, he batted only.215 for the Devil Rays, with a.266 OBP. Blum signed with the San Diego Padres as a free agent on December 9, 2004.
He was traded to the Chicago White Sox for a minor leaguer on July 31, 2005. On October 25, 2005, Blum hit a home run against the Astros at Minute Maid Park in the top of the 14th inning to win Game 3 of the World Series. On April 11, 2008 a monument celebrating the 2005 World Series was unveiled at U. S. Cellular Field in Chicago, featuring bronze statues of five players. Blum is one of them; the home run would forever cement his place in White Sox history. He returned to the Padres as a free agent in 2006. On November 20, 2007, Blum signed a $1.1 million, one-year contract with the Houston Astros. The deal included a club option for 2009. Blum returned to the Astros in 2009 and played 3B for Houston, he hit 10 home runs that season, drove in 49 runs and was known for playing excellent defense at all the infield positions. On October 30, 2009, Blum re-signed with the Astros; the contract was worth $1.5 million for the 2010 season and included a mutual option for 2011, which would be worth $1.65 million, declined, making him a free agent.
Blum suffered a season-ending injury to his elbow in July 2010 while putting on his shirt after a game. He had this to say: "There are 90 percent of us in the big leagues that have loose bodies floating around, it just so happens. The shirt had nothing to do with the damn injury." On November 15, 2010, Blum signed a two-year contract worth $2.7 million with the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2 years with the Diamondbacks, he appeared in a total of 40 games out of 326 possible games due to injury, he was released by the Diamondbacks on July 20, 2012. On January 12, 2013, he was named a color analyst of the Houston Astros; as of 2017, he is teamed with Todd Kalas, handling play-by-play. Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference