Wendy Thurm

  • joined Sep 02, 2011
  • last login Jul 23, 2014
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Wendy was born a die-hard Mets fan but overcame that affliction when she moved to San Francisco in the early 1990s. Now she's a die-hard Giants fan. Baseball has always been a big part of her life. She started writing about baseball in early 2011 when she created HangingSliders.com, a blog devoted to baseball analysis, commentary, humor and poetry. Wendy is now a contributing writer at FanGraphs, Baseball Nation and Getting Blanked on The Score.

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Is There A Rookie Of The Year Curse?


A 1985 Baseball Digest article asked whether Rookie of the Year Award winners were cursed. We take a look at recent winners and re-open the debate.

What An SEC Investigation Means For The Miami Marlins


An investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission is serious business. Here's the skinny on how investigations work and how it might affect the Miami Marlins.

The Perfect Holiday Gift For Your Favorite Ballplayer


When making your holiday shopping list, don't forget a gift for your favorite ballplayer. We've got some suggestions.

Players To Be Thankful For


On Thanksgiving weekend, an appreciation of players who accomplished little-noticed feats during the 2011 season.

Whither LoMoMarlins? What Will The New MLB Social Media Policy Say?


Under the new labor agreement, players will be subject to a new Social Media Policy. It's an opportunity to encourage players to use social media to advance the interests of baseball.

Breaking Down MLB's New Labor Deal


Yes, the new Collective Bargaining Agreement between Major League Baseball and the Players Association means five more years of labor peace. But there are big changes afoot, and we've got the only...

A Recipe For The Ultimate Baseball Thanksgiving


Don't let the baseball off-season get you down. Plan the most baseball Thanksgiving ever.

And the Winner Is Not .....


Before you get all worked up when your favorite player doesn't win a BBWWA Award next week, consider some of the most egregious snubs in history.

The Smartest Guys in the Room


It's perhaps too often forgotten that most of these bright young men running baseball teams these days could have taken (almost) guaranteed paths to great riches, but chose instead to follow their...

Your Ultimate Off-Season Survival Guide


Don't despair, baseball fans. The season may be over, but there is plenty you can do to stoke your baseball fires until spring training.

Tim McCarver, Marc Rzepczynski, and Elton John


Marc Rzepczynski inspired a classic Tim McCarver gaffe. Elton John inspired a song to commemorate McCarver's gaffe.

Twenty-Five Years Ago Today: One Of The Greatest Days (And Nights) Of Baseball


A fan remembers an epic day and night of baseball on October 15, 1986.

Written In The Stars: An Abbreviated History Of Postseason Promos


Take an audio-visual journey back in time and re-discover your favorite postseason promos from the 1980s to today.

Meditations On The Season, Almost Passed


On the final weekend of the regular season, Wendy Thurm takes us on a sensory journey from spring training through the end of the season, and back again.

Jeter, Posada & Rivera: The End Of An Era In The Bronx


The Yankees trio have played together for seventeen consecutive seasons, the third longest streak in major league history. And the winningest.

When Contracts Go From Bad To Worse


More and more, teams are releasing unproductive players still owed millions on their contracts; how much is too much?

Meditations On The Stretch Run


Hanging Sliders' Wendy Thurm makes her Baseball Nation debut with an impressionistic take on baseball in September.

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