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July 24, 2013

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 250: A Long-ish Listener Email Extravaganza

by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller


Ben and Sam answer listener emails about rating prospect ratings, baseball without rain delays, updating the box score, and more.

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apilgrim

How many different types of animals can we hear from Sam's backyard?
So far we have birds and dogs.

Jul 24, 2013 04:10 AM
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BP staff member Sam Miller
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and raccoons

Jul 24, 2013 16:06 PM
 
BillJohnson

Lots of interesting questions here, but I think you guys missed the boat rather badly when talking about injuries and playing in the rain. It is very definitely NOT the case that baseball is the only major sport where life-threatening injury is possible. Look at the number of spinal-cord injuries that have happened in pro football, any of which were potentially life-threatening and some of which did in fact result in permanent paralysis. That's obviously much more severe than an ACL tear.

Another important point regarding playing in the rain: if you have ever talked to a groundskeeper (or someone who speaks for one) about a major-league field, one thing that jumps out is the remarkable engineering to get a field to drain quickly. Presumably similar "tuning" of field design could be done to make the field more playable, and less likely to lead to severe injury, in rainy conditions. That might be an interesting thread to pull.

Jul 24, 2013 07:14 AM
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comish4lif

Regarding the evaluation of Prospects Lists: Who else does original research besides BP, Baseball America and John Sickels?

Jul 24, 2013 12:51 PM
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