As we embark upon the final year of the 2010s, the 15th decade of big league baseball history is nearly complete. Readers of Bill James' historical abstracts will recall his recounting of the high points and innovations from each decade, going all the way back to the 1870s. At the end of each chapter, he'd hand out a highly creative set of awards for each decade such as, just to pick one example, "Ugliest player."
Well, I'm not going to do an ugly player award, though I have a few candidates in mind. But I have to face these guys in their clubhouses, where a wooden bat is never far away.