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1 Short Relief: Joey Votto Reacts, How to Sell Baseball, and How Baseball is Sold by Holly Wendt, James Fegan and Meg Rowley
0 Short Relief: Walk Off Etiquette, and Real Men of Genius by Meg Rowley and Frank Firke
4 Players Prefer Presentation: I See the World From Both Sides Now by Meg Rowley
0 Short Relief: On Life, Death, and Extraterrestrials by Holly Wendt, Meg Rowley and Trevor Strunk
0 DFA Podcast: Ep. 8: Veteran Pitchers and the Art of Aging by R.J. Anderson, Meg Rowley and Shawn Brody
1 Short Relief: Witnessing Assault, Keeping a Journal, and Mixing Baseball and Board Games by Meg Rowley, Holly Wendt and Patrick Dubuque
6 Short Relief: How to Keep Score and Analyze Outfielders by Patrick Dubuque and Meg Rowley
5 PITCHf/ox: RIP by Meg Rowley
12 Players Prefer Presentation: Manny Machado's Almost Beanball by Meg Rowley
4 Short Relief: Scouting Reports by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Anthony Bourdain, and Neil deGrasse Tyson by Kate Preusser, Meg Rowley and Zack Moser
0 Players Prefer Presentation: Face(s) of Baseball by Meg Rowley
1 Looking Back on Tomorrow: Washington Nationals by Meg Rowley
7 Looking Back on Tomorrow: San Diego Padres by Meg Rowley
1 Prospectus Feature: Christian Bethancourt and Fun by Meg Rowley and Patrick Dubuque
2 Best of BP 2016: Let Ballparks Get Old by Meg Rowley
0 Short Relief: Naming Names, Punctuating Homers, and Scouting Scouts by Matt Sussman, Mary Craig and Meg Rowley
7 Players Prefer Presentation: Mike Trout Hypotheticals by Meg Rowley
3 Players Prefer Presentation: Do Robot Umps Dream of Automated Yelling? by Meg Rowley
6 Players Prefer Presentation: Breaking Lind by Meg Rowley
0 Players Prefer Presentation: The Game I Didn't Have to Watch (But Did) by Meg Rowley
24 Players Prefer Presentation: Here We Are Again by Meg Rowley
8 Players Prefer Presentation: Would You Like to Play a Game of Telephone? by Meg Rowley
5 Players Prefer Presentation: Baseball's Longest and Shortest Games by Meg Rowley
7 Players Prefer Presentation: Who We Are When We're At Our Worst by Meg Rowley
0 Best of BP 2016: Watching Andrew Miller by Meg Rowley
1 Players Prefer Presentation: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Meg Rowley
1 PITCHf/ox: Episode 10: Don't Say it by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
0 PITCHf/ox: Episode 9: Scratched by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
0 PITCHf/ox: Unstoppable Forces & Immovable Objects by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
1 Players Prefer Presentation: Weird Play Index: Pitcher Edition by Meg Rowley
1 Transaction Analysis: Seattle Swag by Dustin Palmateer, Meg Rowley, Jared Wyllys and Kenny Ducey
1 PITCHf/ox: Episode 7: San Francisco by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
0 PITCHf/ox: Episode 6: Wear It by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
5 Playoff Prospectus: Spider-Man Heyward by Meg Rowley
0 PITCHf/ox: Alfonso Guzman-Chavez by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
2 Playoff Prospectus: Cleveland Clunker by Meg Rowley
6 Players Prefer Presentation: Watching Andrew Miller by Meg Rowley
5 Playoff Prospectus: Of Ghosts and Pinch-Hit Grand Slams by Meg Rowley
0 PITCHf/ox: Episode 4: The Break by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
0 PITCHf/ox: Episode 3: Beanball by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
6 Something Borrowed by Meg Rowley, Ben Carsley and Craig Goldstein
1 PITCHf/ox: The Interim by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
8 Players Prefer Presentation: Jose Fernandez and Our Year of Magical Thinking by Meg Rowley
2 PITCHf/ox: Episode 1: Pilot by Meg Rowley and Jarrett Seidler
2 Players Prefer Presentation: Short-Season Baseball With A Third Deck by Meg Rowley
18 Prospectus Feature: The Active Player Hall of Fame Draft by Brendan Gawlowski and Meg Rowley
3 Players Prefer Presentation: Weird Play Index by Meg Rowley
2 Players Prefer Presentation: We Still Have Time by Meg Rowley
2 Transaction Analysis: Twins, Angels Make Seller-To-Seller Swap by Aaron Gleeman, Meg Rowley, Christopher Crawford and Wilson Karaman
1 Players Prefer Presentation: 12 Minutes Of The Slowest Baseball by Meg Rowley
Meg wonders what Joey Votto's deal is for a second, while Holly and James dive into marketing strategies for baseball, which attain varying levels of success.
Meg maps out the elements of a walk off, and Frank looks at whether there in baseball an intelligence we fail to recognize. One rule, but so many questions.
There are many good rules in baseball, but I submit that the best rule is one that we’ve never really seen in action. In the 2017 edition of the
Official Baseball Rules (recodified, amended, and adopted by the Professional Baseball Playing Rules Committee via teleconference on January 11, 2017), section (d) of Rule 6.04 on Unsportsmanlike Conduct states: Read the full article...
Holly celebrates the resurrection of Phillipe Aumont, Meg celebrates the eleven deaths of Clayton Kershaw, and Trevor talks aliens. On the eighth episode of DFA, R.J. gets his revenge and kicks Bryan to the curb in favor of BP's Meg Rowley. They discuss the Cardinals trading Matt Adams to the Braves, the Angels signing Doug Fister, and of course a little Mariners talk. Plus much, much more!
It's Baseball Prospectus's newest podcast: DFA! Host
Bryan Grosnick (Baseball Prospectus), co-host R.J. Anderson (CBS Sports), and producer Shawn Brody (Beyond the Box Score, BP Mets) are talking about all the transactions and roster moves that make MLB go. From trades and signings to callups and disabled list stints, DFA is here to provide analysis and commentary on all things baseball. Read the full article...
Meg analyzes the thoughts of eleven witnesses to an HBP, Holly wonders on the objectivity of journal-keeping, and Patrick creates a new form of fantasy baseball.
A short guide for how to keep score at a ballgame, and a breakdown of five seconds Jarrod Dyson spent catching a baseball. Reflecting on the one-season run of a show that meant much more than FOX's ratings.
, after Ginny Baker’s first successful start for the Padres, Joe Buck, moonlighting in the world of fiction, says, “Welcome to the big leagues, Ginny. We’ve been waiting for you.” And we have been. Only, we’ll have to wait a little longer for more. Fox has cancelled Pitch Pitch after one season. I will miss it dearly. Not just because it was a show that dramatized a world that I find to be a rich text, but because it took that rich text and decided to tell the story of a woman.
It was a show that took its protagonist and its audience seriously, without being self-serious. It allowed a woman to have workplace rivals and friends, to navigate the politics of her environment while also shaping them, to make mistakes and jokes, and to throw a baseball. She had and interacted with power. Kylie Bunbury inhabited Ginny with force and humanity. Mostly, she made Ginny Baker wonderfully real. She had anxieties and imperfections; we watched her work through moments of great self-doubt. But she also had ambition, and a voice, and the show was strongly committed to both. She was aware of her place and her responsibilities as the first woman to pitch in the majors, even if she wore that mantle uncomfortably at times. She was human, capable of triumph and of being crushed.
Read the full article... A semi-complete list of people who are (and aren't) at fault for Manny Machado's almost beanball.
threw a 90 mph fastball at Matt Barnes ’s head. Manny Machado
It was on purpose. Barnes denies it was on purpose, and you’re free to believe him if you want, but come on.
Come on. We’re adults here. We know when other adults do stuff we’d tell kids not to do. This is that stuff. Barnes threw the pitch because Machado injured on Friday on a bad slide. It wasn’t on purpose. Machado said it wasn’t on purpose. Pedroia said it wasn’t on purpose. Barnes said, Dustin Pedroia Let’s be stupid anyway. Read the full article...
Baseball, in terms of mustaches, grasshoppers, and astronomical insignificance. To focus on one face is to misunderstand the whole thing.
You have to believe that baseball says something more. It has to bring you joy; it has to seem a part of you. We still have to resist dwelling overlong in nostalgia; it’s important to be clear-headed. Baseball’s sins have been against people; it’s guilty of smaller vices like sentimentality, too. It was never so pure and it’s often addled. But we have to agree that we’re getting a little something more than setting the conditions for selling caps or shoes. That’s what makes all of this work.
Earlier this week, Jayson Stark of ESPN published a piece exploring the dearth of active baseball players whose fame transcends the sport. Since
’s retirement, we have been without a Derek Jeter Face of Baseball. Read the full article...
Bryce Harper, Max Scherzer, and Dusty Baker will try to get the Nationals past the NLDS.