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And now for something completely different. Craig Robinson of Flip Flop Flyball gets weird and wonderful on us with this thought experiment: what if a baseball diamond had FIVE bases? No need to say much more, just open your mind and enjoy!

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At the weekend, the Mexican League had its Juego de Estrellas–its All-Star Game–in Oaxaca de Ju├írez, the capital of the state of Oaxaca. It’s around 290 miles southeast of Mexico City where I live; six hours or so on a bus. I’ve never been to a Major League All-Star Game before, I’ve barely watched one all the way through, frankly; but I have a friend in Oaxaca, so it seemed like a good chance to see how Mexico does these things.

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The latest and greatest from Craig Robinson tracks the post-playing careers for all today’s active managers. From years as a bench coach to years in the wilderness, Craig creates a virtual CV for every manager in the game today. Enjoy!

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It’s back! The return of Flip Flop Flying, looking around at some oddities and facts surrounding baseball’s Opening Day. Also: poop!

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He’s back! After a trip to the disabled list, Craig Robinson is back with his latest infographic. A long look at the history of tied games throughout the ages. Tell your sister you miss her and think about the scourge of the tie across the ages.

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Ed. Note: The Rule 4 amateur draft is one of the most important days of the baseball year. Making the right selection on draft day reverberates throughout an organization, just as whiffing on a pick keeps general managers and scouting directors up at night.

Drafting is important but isn’t the be all, end all. The Toronto Blue Jays have a decent draft record over the past two decades. The team has, at times, been decent. That’s it. How did it happen? Craig Robinson dig into the Blue Jays drafting with the latest Flip Flop Fly Ball infographic.

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Kevin Youkilis did the unthinkable this month when he agreed to join the New York Yankees on a one-year contract. After playing all but 80 of his 1033 career games for the Boston Red Sox, this caused many to wonder about Youkilis’ makeup. What kind of a man is he, after all? Luckily, our very own Craig Robinson was able to get to the bottom of this mystery by cutting to the very core of Kevin Youkilis. The results are below. Click and click again for the full-sized version and enjoy!

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