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

The Slide Heard Around the URLs (UPDATES: Bad Slide!)

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It is somewhat appropriate that Justin McGuire and I talked at length about the unwritten rules and beanball wars in the latest Dreamcast, as the Chicago Cubs and the San Diego Padres may have ignited some kind of feud from last night’s game: There may be some bad feelings between Continue reading The Slide Heard Around the URLs (UPDATES: Bad Slide!)

Joe Maddon Speaks, Plus Starlin’s Big Day

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The Chicago Cubs defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Friday afternoon before the crazy rains came.  Let me first say that I really enjoy having a manager with a level head in Joe Maddon.  Here’s Joe post-game, addressing Starlin Castro‘s big day and the unfortunate incident with the plunkings: Your Continue reading Joe Maddon Speaks, Plus Starlin’s Big Day