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April 10, 2014 6:00 am

Explaining Spending

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Lewie Pollis

A key to the baseball economy.

This article started with the realization that I had been wrong. Believe it or not, it’s happened before; unlikely as it seems, it may happen again. I think I’ve got it right this time, but in the spirit of intellectual honesty and taking responsibility for my past arguments, I wanted to note that I’ve been down this road before.

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Why a dollar might go further in the front office than on the field.

The following is an excerpt from the author’s senior thesis at Brown University. He will be presenting his research at the Society for American Baseball Research Analytics Conference on March 15. The full paper will be made available later this spring.

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February 11, 2014 6:00 am

Barry Bonds, Race, and Public Perception

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Lewie Pollis

How much has race influenced public perceptions of baseball's PED poster boy?

Lewie Pollis is a senior at Brown University and a former baseball analytics intern for the Cleveland Indians. He also writes for ESPN Insider. Follow him on Twitter @LewsOnFirst.

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January 9, 2014 12:00 am

A Vote for Transparency

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Lewie Pollis

Would we have another Hall of Famer if the BBWAA had made all of its ballots public?

Lewie Pollis is a senior at Brown University and a former baseball analytics intern for the Cleveland Indians. He also writes for ESPN Insider. Follow him on Twitter @LewsOnFirst.


The year was 2011. I was a green-behind-the-ears aspiring sabermetrician who would pore over every little piece of baseball-related data I could get my hands on in an attempt to better familiarize myself with the numbers. So as I sat on a Greyhound bus with nothing better to do on a dreary January afternoon, I found myself looking over some pre-announcement ballot counters for the newly minted Cooperstown class of 2011.


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