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

False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

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Forgetting that the collective bargaining agreement instituted in 2011 changed the way teams are able to build a winning team and how quickly they are able to do it, the number of false narratives surrounding the Cubs and the way Theo Epstein is building the organization is a bit overwhelming.  Continue reading False Narratives About Cubs, Rebuild Too Much to Handle

OBSTRUCTION!

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This World Series is fixing to be a good one as I had hoped when I previewed the championship round (kinda poorly, but I figured others could do better and I just wanted to see good games).  It seems, however, that the games are good not so much because of Continue reading OBSTRUCTION!

Baseball takes too damned long

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Looking at today’s games, the contest between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the St. Louis Cardinals took about 2:40, while the nightcap between the Detroit Tigers and the Boston Red Sox took nearly four hours to complete (3:56).  It seems the Twitterverse was awash with plenty of complaints about how Continue reading Baseball takes too damned long