For Your Begrudging Enjoyment, a Batted Ball Refresher

For Your Begrudging Enjoyment, a Batted Ball Refresher Earlier this offseason, I wrote a few articles about whether pitchers or batters had more influence over different events. There’s nothing groundbreaking about my conclusions — in fact, they specifically reinforce prior studies. Despite that, however, I think there’s value in these refreshers. Concepts like “batters control…

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Folden already a hit with Cubs

Folden already a hit with Cubs Rachel Folden reported to Arizona a few weeks ago to embark on her new role as lead hitting lab technician for the Chicago Cubs and already is making an impression on the organization. Source: https://www.milb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20200219&content_id=312776866&fext=.jsp&vkey=news_milb&sid=milb

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Cards and Autographing

Cards and Autographing I like collecting autographs. In those years in the early 1990s when the hobby exploded and the number of available sets to purchase had jumped from three to at least seventeen, one of the things that kept me sane was collecting autographs.* *I prospected at college games. Pursued minor league coaches and…

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