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delasky
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delasky
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And it makes sense that FOX would have this technology, since a ton of News Corp companies broadcast cricket.

Oct 22, 2011 7:15 PM on Hot Spot in the Park
 
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In cricket, a lot of outs are determined by tips off the bat being caught behind the batter... foul tip equivalent type situations. Hot spot is used to help determine whether the batter hit the ball with his bat or not. They also use a tool called "Snicko" which analyzes the sound waves and tries to pick up the distinctive "snick" that comes when the ball juuuuuuuust tips the bat.

Oct 22, 2011 7:14 PM on Hot Spot in the Park
 
delasky
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Enjoying your writing Mr. Parkes.

Jul 29, 2011 10:45 AM on A New Challenger
 
delasky
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I can't speak to the math because of ignorance and drunkenness, but the SIERA madre pun? FANTASAMAGORAFFIC!!!!!

Jul 22, 2011 6:02 PM on Lost in the SIERA Madre
 
delasky
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It's almost like you don't want to see Clint Eastwood beat up Nazi bikers. Also, greatest monkey movie theme song ever.

Jun 13, 2011 12:12 PM on The Monkey in the Room
 
delasky
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I wasn't going to do this, but then you made a crack about Every Which Way But Loose, so here goes. The spy-monkey is from Raiders of the Lost Ark. In YO' FACE!!!!

Jun 13, 2011 5:51 AM on The Monkey in the Room
 
delasky
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I think the team loyalty thing is a bit of a red herring, as long as the playing field is level. I've never thought, "thank god for the intentional walk so i don't have to see Player X hit a home run against my team." Fans want to win, which makes them sometimes accept the IBB but if it were structurally eliminated across baseball, there wouldn't be any widespread nostalgia for it, i don't think. the first part of the article is more on point - i don't see how you can eliminate it without influencing a lot of other things. I have listened to the podcast (forgive me Kevin Goldstein!) and Bill James' idea was to allow the batter to decline the walk, with increasing penalties to the pitcher if he was walked again. But by making the walk a potentially much stiffer penalty, this might tilt the baseball playing field back towards offense, potentially dramatically.

Jun 02, 2011 5:45 AM on Walk of Life
 
delasky
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Comment rating: 10

I'm sorry, how exactly is radioactive spider venom not a PED?

 
delasky
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Jason, if you became a full time scout, wouldn't this be your life, like, full time? In which case, as glorious as all the baseball would be, do you think it would be worth it? Or is this just the spring training grind?

 
delasky
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not anymore

 
delasky
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Spring means hope anew Except for Houston Astros Eternally bad

 
delasky
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Comment rating: 7

Anyone else a little disappointed that this article wasn't, well... sexier?

Mar 01, 2011 12:11 PM on It Happens Every Spring
 
delasky
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Comment rating: 15

It's clear that Jason has some make-up issues, and his write tool isn't fully developed. Jason may never actualize his write tool fully, but it still projects to fringe average. Add that to his legit scout tool, and his 80 grade pop culture references, and you've got a fantastically valuable BP contributor, if not a fully fledged superstar.

 
delasky
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Comment rating: 9

I'm a new subscriber and have been fairly happy with the content on BP so far. Then I read this article. Now I am finally, completley convinced that my subscription was money well spent. Fantastic article, taking a quirky look at the far edges of fandom and relating it back to the mainstream. So thanks to Emma and the Editors!

Feb 11, 2011 6:05 PM on Slash Lines
 
delasky
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This is obviously a lark, but I don't think that BBR actually works that well for these purposes at all. But still a fun article.

Feb 10, 2011 3:09 PM on Tooling Around