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AdamAJP
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AdamAJP
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I agree. That was the most impressive bit of research in Joe's BP tenure. I'd suggest two things; Make the message as digestible as possible for the masses and compose a new companion piece on the other side of the coin. The people who make the "pitch to score" argument are generally the same people who make the "pitched just well enough to lose" argument.

Mar 10, 2010 7:14 AM on Welcome
 
AdamAJP
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I think, amazingly, Will and Clay's point understates the size of the disinterested mass. Compare the increase in television ratings from rung to rung of the playoffs to the total number of BP subscribers. The number of World Series viewers who care so little about baseball that they didn't even watch the LCS dwarfs the number of viewers who care about The Sausage, let alone how it's made. Television is hopeless for hardcore fans of any sport that also has casual fans. We're a captive audience. We can dream of the day when Joe Buck says, "This broadcast is available in Non-Dumbed Down by utilizing the SABR button on your remote control..." and then suddenly getting Will and Keith Law discussing mechanics, approach and strategy. Until then, hemming and hawing over watered down analysis isn't going to change anything.

Feb 18, 2010 9:11 AM on June 3-9