Should Steroids-Era Sportswriters Be Kept Out Of The Hall Of Fame…

Jeff Pearlman has an interview up with Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci, one of the most accomplished baseball writers working. It's long and covers numerous subjects, but it only addresses steroids in two areas: Verducci's groundbreaking 2002 cover story on PEDs in MLB, and whether hindsight makes him view the… » 1/04/13 3:00pm 1/04/13 3:00pm

The Verducci Effect Is Overworked And Broken Down

Sports Illustrated's Tom Verducci came out with his annual "Year After Effect" column yesterday, based on his hypothesis that that young pitchers tend to break down the season after an increased workload. Specifically, a pitcher 25 and under is supposed to be at risk if he pitched at least 30 more innings than his… » 1/19/12 1:55pm 1/19/12 1:55pm

Someone Wrote The Craziest Thing You'll Ever Read About Tom Verducci

Over at Baseball Prospectus, Jason Parks leers literarily at SI's man: "He didn't intend to harass Verducci, although in hindsight the behavior he exhibited did appear suspect to most casual eyes. ... On the walks, he said he would track his (the World) movements, studying his gait and his smile, hoping to see the… » 12/12/11 11:35am 12/12/11 11:35am

If Tom Verducci Thinks Justin Verlander Pitched Like Bob Gibson, Tom…

Look, please, for pity's sake: Justin Verlander pitched a mediocre game last night. Craggs already said his piece about the frantic efforts of the sports press corps to sculpt the pile of horse poop Verlander left on the pitcher's mound into a living, breathing unicorn. The relentlessly genial Joe Posnanski is… » 10/14/11 11:43pm 10/14/11 11:43pm

Tom Verducci Really, Really Wants To Play Baseball

You might remember, from a couple of years ago, when Sports Illustrated baseball guru Tom Verducci played for five days with the Toronto Blue Jays during spring training. It was a clever idea, and well-written, as was his piece this year about serving as an umpire. But, like an athlete who has been forced to retire… » 5/24/07 12:00pm 5/24/07 12:00pm