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Ideal Opening Day Lineups for the Four Returning 2021 CPBL Teams

Over the last 24 hours or so, I’ve gathered depth chart info for each team (outside of the Dragons) and done some diving into their main strengths and weaknesses to determine what I would do if I was each of their managers and had to put a lineup on the board for Opening Day. Continue reading Ideal Opening Day Lineups for the Four Returning 2021 CPBL Teams

Top Ten Sports Moments of 2020

2020 was rough. I’m just starting off with a shocker of a sentiment there, aren’t I? I’m really going bold and doubtlessly making everyone wonder why I could possibly have said that. Sigh. The COVID-19 pandemic continues on into 2021 for countless people and throughout a year that’s been sad for so many, I wanted to share some of the sports moments that made me … Continue reading Top Ten Sports Moments of 2020

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OBP: CPBL Offseason Special – Expansion Draft Live Show

Patrick Melbourne, Daniel Shih, Rob from CPBL Stats, Ryan Chen, Infield Fly Girl, and Evan Escher react to the Wei Chuan Dragons picking their players in the expansion draft. They also walk through the slightly complicated Free Agency system, and prepare for the new five team setup in 2021. Continue reading OBP: CPBL Offseason Special – Expansion Draft Live Show

Formula One Power Rankings: June 2020

After a bunch of “Virtual GPs,” the real Formula One is almost ready to come back in Austria with two races at The Red Bull Ring. So, we thought it would be an interesting idea to do some power rankings for every driver ahead of the season. Here’s the standard disclaimer that these are all just my personal rankings, and they don’t really represent anything … Continue reading Formula One Power Rankings: June 2020

Bullpen Bends, Doesn’t Break in 3–2 Rakuten Monkeys Victory

It wasn’t the most welcoming start to Ryan Carpenter’s CPBL career the first time around, but the second time was the charm for him in the Rakuten Monkeys’ 3–2 win over the CTBC Brothers. Rakuten Monkeys 3, CTBC Brothers 2 (10)W: Wang Yao-Lin (1–0)L: Wu Chun-Wei (0–1) Carpenter threw 92 pitches, allowing only five hits over his 6.2 scoreless innings of work. The Monkeys’ typically potent offense was calmer today, … Continue reading Bullpen Bends, Doesn’t Break in 3–2 Rakuten Monkeys Victory

OBP Season 4 Premiere: Our HoF Ballots, Jays Preview, Astros Reaction

Welcome back! It’s felt like a long time since there was baseball, but it’s now around the corner — and there’s a lot to talk about. Join Patrick Melbourne, John Spotton, and Thomas Scott for the premiere episode of OBP: On Base Podcast: Season 4. Also available on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spreaker, and Pocket Casts! Just search “On Base Podcast.” Continue reading OBP Season 4 Premiere: Our HoF Ballots, Jays Preview, Astros Reaction