Category Archives: Baseball

Do we now know exactly how Donald Trump is going to try to get reelected?

Chris Cillizza of CNN – During Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night, President Donald Trump’s campaign launched a seven-figure national ad buy — a 30-second commercial touting his first-term accomplishments on terrorism, the economy and immigration. But … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 election, Baseball, Donald Trump, Impeachment, Politcal Consulting, Republicans, strategy, Thought-Provoking Analysis, United States

The Complete History Of Major League Baseball

Jay Boice and Reuben Fischer-Baum of FiveThirtyEight – Every franchise’s relative strength after every game. More information than most fans knew existed. Continue…

Posted in Baseball, Big Data, Sports

Batters Are Getting Plunked At Historic Rates. But Why?

Michael Salfino of FiveThirtyEight – It’s never been more dangerous to be a major league hitter. Considering that MLB pitchers are throwing harder than at any time in recorded history, it’s safe to assume that getting hit by a baseball … Continue reading

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Did The Cubs Miss Their Chance To Be A Dynasty?

By Neil Paine of FiveThirtyEight – In addition to being one of the great sports stories of the 21st century — breaking a 108-year championship drought in extra innings of World Series Game 7 — the 2016 Chicago Cubs were legitimately one of … Continue reading

Posted in Baseball, Chicago Cubs, FiveThirtyEight

Cubs ownership faces backlash after patriarch’s racist, Islamophobic emails leaked

Aamer Madhani in USA TODAY – The family that owns the Chicago Cubs was doing damage control Tuesday after a web site published a series of emails from patriarch Joe Ricketts that revealed racist and anti-Muslim sentiments. Ricketts, the founder … Continue reading

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