Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

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My thoughts are a bit scattered as I sit here during the summer (it’s officially the summer solstice!), having applied to more work and hoping that someone hires me before our family’s medical insurance runs out.  In the meantime, the Chicago Cubs are trying to right the ship (for real Continue reading Joe Maddon, Protecting Fielders, and the Evolution of Baseball

NLDS Game 4:Giants BeLEAVING

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After the San Francisco Giants won game 3 of the NLDS 6-5, many of their fans were belEVEN in their “even year magic” and were expecting to bring the series back to Chicago tied 2-2. The Chicago Cubs though had other plans. The game could not have started any worse Continue reading NLDS Game 4:Giants BeLEAVING

Improving MLB’s Replay System

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Once upon a time after the World Series, we heard that MLB was serious about implementing an expanded replay review system.  This was welcome news because MLB remained the only major North American sport that did not use replay for close calls or blown calls.  What we weren’t entirely sure Continue reading Improving MLB’s Replay System