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New Jonah Keri

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Jonah Keri is a very good baseball writer and you should read his latest.

He has some harsh things to say about the Twins. Hey, even I am elated they swept the punchless Royals, but the underlying concerns regarding their ability prevent teams possessing actual offensive ability still remain valid.

You may also want to listen to his podcast.  

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April 14, 2014 at 22:53

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First-Pitch Strikes

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I wrote about the importance of throwing first-pitch strikes in March of 2013, using research I began in 2010. Still relevant, though Halladay has since retired. 

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April 8, 2014 at 22:48

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7th Inning Meltdown

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J. J. Hoover of the Reds in St. Louis. Win Probability & Play-By-Play.

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April 8, 2014 at 20:02

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First-Pitch Strikes

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Some old thoughts I had about them and their importance located here

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April 8, 2014 at 19:42

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The Point

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Veda here. I debated here and there in the nineties, cooked for a living in the aughts, and think about baseball these days. This space just distills some of those thoughts.

I decided to write because I saw the most absurd thing on the Mariner’s broadcast tonight: they had the Seahawks and their Lombardi Trophy on the field to kick off the home opener. Yeah, yeah, bask in that limelight, I get it, link your self, your image (your brand? Ugh!) to what the population already loves. Sure. But, still … absurd. Very “sympathetic magic” kind of vibe.

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April 8, 2014 at 19:14

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Things I Like

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As a Pirates fan, I have to say I really like the Phillies’ bullpen for at least two reasons. Reason 1. Reason 2. (Note that I also really like the Pirates’ bullpen but for very different reasons.)

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April 25, 2013 at 13:01

Stephen Strasburg and First-Pitch Strikes

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I’ve mentioned this before, ironically enough because the great Thomas Boswell discussed something along these lines, and here comes Boswell again discussing the importance of first-pitch strikes, this times in terms of Stephen Strasburg’s early-season “struggles.”

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April 25, 2013 at 12:15

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