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Smart Baseball Can Still Be Fun Baseball – Deadspin

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Image via William Morrow/Fangraphs Functionally and historically, the sabermetric revolution in baseball is over. Analytics is not some outsider’s method of attacking institutional baseball; it’s how institutional baseball does business. Every single major-league team receives immense amounts of data from MLB about their players’ batting, pitching, and, notably, defense. Advertisement For some of us, the whole structure of the old trads-versus-quants argument doesn’t even apply. Because I’m relatively young, and…

Indiana baseball holds off Michigan – The Courier-Journal

Sunday, April 23, 2017

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For baseball, World War I was an unwinnable battle | Frank’s Place – Philly.com

Saturday, April 22, 2017

A small, yellowed card in the “Babe Ruth” file at the Lebanon County (Pa.) Historical Society is both funny and revealing. This month America is commemorating the 100th anniversary of its entry into World War I. In the jingoistic confusion of April 1917, baseball and several other sports assumed they would be shut down for the duration. …

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN.com – ESPN

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN.com – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN.com – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

Apr 20, 2017 Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Friday, April 21, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

ESPN jumps at chance to sell baseball showboating lie to kids – New York Post

Friday, April 21, 2017

Even by ESPN’s destructive standards, this was disgusting. Perhaps what made it so ugly is that it wasn’t expected from any of the four. In fact, I still don’t believe they actually believe what they said. I think it was another exercise in bad-is-good pandering. Last season, the Nationals’ Jayson Werth, after hitting a game-ending single, stood on the field and, into a dual TV and field microphone, expressed his…

Ouch! Soph. baseball player in Okla. sets national record for getting hit by pitch – USA TODAY High School Sports

Friday, April 21, 2017

This record has to hurt. At least a little bit. A sophomore baseball player in Oklahoma recently set a national record that would have made early 20th-century major leaguer Hughie Jennings proud. Inola (Okla.) baseball player Jordan Spurlock has been hit by a pitch to reach first base 30 times this season. 30 times! As the Tulsa World reports, that number is believed to be a national record. Per the…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Trailblazers Series offers validation for girls playing baseball – Washington Times

Thursday, April 20, 2017

ANALYSIS/OPINION: There are places all over America where you have girls who have a passion for the game of baseball and pursue it, often in isolation, considered a novelty. Last weekend in southern California, many of those young girls gathered for an event sponsored by Major League Baseball that validated their passion and told them they weren’t alone. It was only right that Alexandria’s Codi Dudley was part of it….

What is the best offense in college baseball? – NCAA.com

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Nearing the end of the regular season, the best teams in baseball have risen above the pack. But what about the best bats in baseball? We took a look at the stats so far to see which teams have the best offenses in the nation. No, they might not be the top-ranked teams in the country, but as they say, the best offense is a good offense. Or…

Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but baseball is changing – ESPN

Thursday, April 20, 2017

7:30 AM ET Facebook Twitter Facebook Messenger Pinterest Email print comment There are loud changes in baseball and quiet ones. While the topline news about this season has been the continuing march toward three true outcomes (walks, strikeouts and home runs), there are other ways 2017 has been different than 2016, 2015 and in some cases all seasons before. Are these changes real? Are they permanent? What is the new…

Baseball: Foothill has made a dramatic turnaround – The Mercury News

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Foothill baseball team began this week undefeated and ranked No. 1 by this publication, impressive under any circumstances but even more so when you consider where these guys finished last season. From 6-18 last spring to 14-0-1 at the start of play this week. What in the heck has happened at the Pleasanton school where the Giants’ Brandon Crawford once starred? For one, the team is healthy, something it…

Fantasy baseball: Top waiver-wire adds following Starling Marte’s suspension – Sporting News

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Pirates outfielder Starling Marte was suspended 80 games Tuesday for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, which left many fantasy baseball managers scrambling for a replacement. If you were one of the many that used an early-round pick on Marte in hopes he would replicate his 47 stolen bases from last year, you are probably scouring your league’s waiver wire searching for answers. Best fantasy baseball replacements for Starling Marte Aaron Judge…

Baseball players are challenging the idea that Facebook is the only social network that matters – CNBC

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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Fantasy Baseball: Is Brewers power sensation Eric Thames for real? – CBSSports.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

One thing we knew about Eric Thames coming into the season was that he could hit the ball a long way. He was a decent power prospect in his time in America, but he really discovered his power stroke in Korea, hitting 124 homers in three seasons in the KBO between 2014 and 2016. That was pretty much all we knew for sure. We didn’t know whether he would be…

Live updates: LSU baseball hosts Lamar at Alex Box Stadium – The Advocate

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

LSU baseball hopes to continue its recent resurgence as it hosts Lamar on Tuesday at Alex Box Stadium. No. 8 LSU (25-12, 9-6 SEC) has won five of its last six games, now sitting just two games out of first place in the SEC standings. Lamar (25-12, 10-8 Southland) rolls into the game on a five-game winning streak of its own.  Related After a 3-1…

Houston’s top high school baseball recruits – Chron.com

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Caption Close The Houston area is loaded with high school baseball talent. In fact, putting together any kind of list of the area’s best baseball prospects and adding what college they’ve signed with is a bit of a waste, because some of these players are likely to be high draft picks and elect to skip college altogether. In Scout.com’s latest Major League Baseball mock draft, it predicts Concordia Lutheran pitcher…