2012 Season Baseball Articles


The following articles were written by Jonathan Dyer during the 2012 baseball season. Dyer has been a baseball fanatic since playing Little League in the 1960s, and he’s been following the Oakland A’s since moving to the Bay Area in the late 1970s when he watched Rickey Henderson play for Billy Martin. Links to the articles are set forth below in alphabetical order. 2012 MLB All-Star Game: It Gets Worse Every Year

Athletics, Mariners Remind Us that There is Still Plenty to Love About Baseball

Are the Oakland Athletics Legitimate World Series Contenders?

Breaking Down and Translating Every Baseball Cliche

Did a Bad April Cost the Angels, Albert Pujols their Shot at a Championship?

How Important is Barry Zito to the San Francisco Giants?

Josh Beckett's Unique New Connection to Yogi Berra

Manny Ramirez Makes a Night of Minor League Baseball Even More Interesting

Matt Cain Pitches Perfect Game, Represents Everything Good About Baseball

MLB Analysis: An Important Note from Wednesday's Phillies vs. Giants Showdown

MLB Analysis: Are the Los Angeles Dodgers Really Better than the San Francisco Giants?

MLB Analysis: Athletics and Giants Look to Fill the Same Hole

MLB Analysis: Baseball is Better When the Boston Red Sox are Good

MLB Analysis: Could Angels' Vernon Wells be the Next Wally Pipp?

MLB Analysis: Did the Los Angeles Dodgers Overpay Andre Ethier?

MLB Analysis: Giants' Matt Cain Latest Victim of Post-Perfection Syndrome

MLB Analysis: How Far Can the Oakland Athletics Go this Year?

MLB Analysis: Interleague Play is the Absolute Worst

MLB Analysis: Is Athletics' Billy Beane Still a Genius?

MLB Analysis: Is Baseball Better Live or on TV?

MLB Analysis: Maybe Some Guys Should Stop Swinging for the Fences

MLB Analysis: Mets, Pirates, Reds are Becoming Increasingly Relevant Again

MLB Analysis: Putting Albert Pujols' Angels Adjustment in Perspective

MLB Analysis: Reflecting on How April Went for the Athletics and Giants

MLB Analysis: Rockies' Carlos Gonzalez is a Special Type of Player

MLB Analysis: What Sort of Impact Will Kevin Youkilis Have on the White Sox?

MLB Analysis: Why Local Baseball Announcers Like Vin Scully are the Best

MLB Analysis: Will Joe DiMaggio's Record Ever be Broken?

MLB Education: Food Related Baseball Sayings You Need to Know

Oakland Athletics Manager Bob Melvin is Not Happy

Oakland Athletics Pitcher Sean Doolittle is Still One of MLB's Best Stories

Oakland's Jemile Weeks Confirms that Triples are Most Exciting 12 Seconds in Baseball

San Diego Padres, Oakland Athletics, Coco Crisp Spice Up Father's Day

San Diego Padres Steal a Game from Los Angeles Dodgers

Should Angels' Mike Trout Win Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year?

Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics Remind Us that Speed is Important in Baseball

"The 3,000 Hit Club" is an Interesting Read, but Not Without Flaws

We Need a Brand New MLB Stat: The Incomplete Game

What Exactly are the Miami Marlins Trying to Do?