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Columnist says Cardinals manager Mike Matheny is using alternative facts to explain his team's struggles in 2017

Bernie Miklasz, who covered the St. Louis Cardinals for 26 years, relies on advanced metrics to illustrate that the team’s manager, Mike Matheny, has incorrectly blamed younger players for problems in 2017. 72 more words

Sports Journalism

"Holy Cow!"

…as Halsey Hall used to say.

Pitchers and Catchers report to spring training tomorrow!

Did you know that Halsey used “Holy Cow” in his Home Run call long before Harry Caray used it? 134 more words


Analytics and Anecdotes- Baseball

Analytics and Anecdotes is a four part series whereby I attempt to examine the growing influence of statistics and analytics in some sports -popularised by the Brad Pitt film, Moneyball- while it’s apparent inability to permeate existing structures of assessing players in others. 1,831 more words


The Best Baseball Research of the Past Year

Once again, the Society for American Baseball Research has chosen fifteen (non-ALDLAND) finalists for awards in the areas of contemporary and historical baseball analysis and commentary, and they are holding a public vote to determine the winners. 52 more words


The Most Important Stat In Baseball

Numbers tell stories. In baseball, numbers can tell us lots of different stories. Like any story, you need to know and understand the setting. Having all the sabermetrics is meaningless if you don’t understand what they’re trying to measure. 793 more words


Sports Capitalism

Fantasy sports, and advanced stats are drowning out the voice of real fans world wide, over a dollar.

We are being conditioned to use PER as a barometer, when the eye test clearly tells us, what an advanced stat can’t show: Effort, Boxing out, Loose rebounds vs getting your nose dirty. 355 more words


The MLB's Home Run Problem

      On January 25, 2015, Rob Manfred replaced Bud Selig as the commissioner of Major League Baseball. At the end of Selig’s tenure, run totals were plummeting due to new, run-limiting trends in the game ( 1,214 more words