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10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: Party Time in Wrigleyville: NLDS Game 4
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Sahadev Sharma

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: Homers, Homers, Homers, Homers: NLDS Game 3
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Mike Gianella

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 4 Previews
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Rian Watt and Chris Mosch

10-12

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 3 Previews
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Chris Mosch and Sahadev Sharma

10-11

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Playoff Prospectus: The Cubs Do Simple Better: NLDS Game 2
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Rian Watt

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: PECOTA Odds and NLDS Game 2 Previews
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Mike Gianella and Jeffrey Paternostro

10-10

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Playoff Prospectus: Missed Opportunities Haunt Cubs: NLDS Game 1
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Sahadev Sharma

01-31

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Night at Busch Stadium - August 2, 2014
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Joe Hamrahi

07-12

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Hot Prospect Video
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Jason Cole

06-29

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BP Announcements: Baseball Prospectus Day at Busch Stadium - July 21, 2013
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Joe Hamrahi

06-25

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 231: Revisiting Several Things We've Said
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

06-06

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Overthinking It: The Plate Discipline-Only Prospect
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Ben Lindbergh

05-30

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The Call-Up: Michael Wacha
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Jason Cole and Bret Sayre

05-04

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The Call-Up: Carlos Martinez
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Mark Anderson and Bret Sayre

04-24

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7

Overthinking It: Yadier Molina's Maybe-Amazing Powers of Defensive Positioning
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Ben Lindbergh

03-26

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Prospectus Preview: These Questions Three: The Legit Contenders
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Sam Miller and Adam Sobsey

02-26

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BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and Diced
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Rob McQuown

02-26

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 148: 2013 Season Preview Series: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Pete Barrett

12-22

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Overthinking It: The Winter's Quietest Contenders
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Ben Lindbergh

12-06

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Transaction Analysis: Double LOOGY Day
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R.J. Anderson

10-23

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 67: Did Our Opinions of Players Change in the NLCS?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-21

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six Preview: Cardinals at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-19

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BP Announcements: NLCS Game Five Friday Roundtable HERE
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Ben Lindbergh

10-18

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 65: The Impact of the ALCS Rainout/The Strange Appearance of Hunter Pence/Do We Dislike Any Players or Teams?
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-18

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Four Preview: Giants at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Three Preview: Giants at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

10-16

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 63: The Slide Heard 'Round the World/Why Does Everyone Hate the Cardinals?/Ryan Vogelsong Rewards Bruce Bochy
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

10-15

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Two Preview: Cardinals at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-14

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game One Preview: Cardinals at Giants
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Daniel Rathman

10-13

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Recap: Cardinals Defeat the Nationals
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R.J. Anderson

10-09

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Recap: Cardinals 12, Nationals 4
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R.J. Anderson

10-08

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game Two Preview: Nationals at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

10-07

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Playoff Prospectus: NLDS Game One Preview: Nationals at Cardinals
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Daniel Rathman

09-20

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BP Unfiltered: Chris Carpenter's Comeback and the Unlikeliest Post-Season Player
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Ben Lindbergh

09-10

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BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 38: The Greatness of Yadier Molina and the Not-So-Greatness of Omar Vizquel
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Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

12-08

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The BP Wayback Machine: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
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Bradford Doolittle

11-01

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On the Beat: At Least One Era Comes to an End
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John Perrotto

10-31

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Playoff Prospectus: Shuffling Through the World Series
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Jason Parks

10-31

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals
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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

10-28

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World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling
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Jay Jaffe

10-19

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World Series Prospectus: The Midwest Showdown
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Baseball Prospectus

10-19

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On the Beat: Cardinal Comeback
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John Perrotto

10-17

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Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six: It was in the Cards
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Jay Jaffe

09-26

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Divide and Conquer, NL East: The Surprise Wild Card Race
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Michael Jong

07-27

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Prospectus Hit and Run: Centers of Attention UPDATED
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Jay Jaffe

07-18

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Divide and Conquer, NL Central: Excitement Central
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Larry Granillo

03-31

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Pre-Season Predictions
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Baseball Prospectus

12-08

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Inside The Park: Cardinals' Special Era Reaches a Crossroads
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Bradford Doolittle

10-01

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Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals
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John Perrotto, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

09-22

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Checking the Numbers: The Cards Come Crumbling Down
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Eric Seidman

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November 1, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: At Least One Era Comes to an End

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John Perrotto

Just days after winning the World Series, the Cardinals confront the loss of Tony La Russa and try to hold on to another icon in Albert Pujols.

The Cardinals were feted with a parade through the streets of downtown St. Louis on Sunday afternoon, culminating with a gigantic fireworks display at Busch Stadium.

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October 31, 2011 9:00 am

Playoff Prospectus: Shuffling Through the World Series

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Jason Parks

A humor-tinged recap of one of the most exciting World Series of our generation

Track #1: Iron Maiden: “The Duelist”
“Ready to start the duel begins the best man wins in the end.
A lunge and a feint, a parry too late
A cut to the chest and you're down
Seeing the stain then feeling the pain
Feeling the sweat on your brow.”






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October 31, 2011 9:00 am

Kiss'Em Goodbye: St. Louis Cardinals

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Ben Lindbergh, Kevin Goldstein and ESPN Insider

With Albert Pujols, the Cardinals should be a NL Central favorite next season

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fadewhether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines a broad overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski, and Kevin Goldstein's farm-system overview.

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October 28, 2011 10:37 am

World Series Prospectus: Game Six: The Crazy Train Keeps Rolling

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Jay Jaffe

If you tuned out when the Rangers led 7-5 in the ninth, you missed quite a finish

It was the best worst World Series game—or perhaps the worst best World Series game—I've ever seen. Four and a half hours, 11 innings, 42 players, 19 runs, 23 men left on base, six home runs, five errors, two final-strike comebacks, a handful of bad relief performances, some managerial howlers including a cardinal (not Cardinal) sin… and it all ended with the much-maligned Joe Buck giving a fitting nod to history by emulating one of his father's most famous calls. As David Freese's game-winning blast landed in the grass beyond the center field wall of Busch Stadium, Buck exclaimed, "We'll see you tomorrow night!" Game Six of the 2011 World Series will be remembered as a classic—a Game Six that can sit alongside those of 1975, 1986, and 1991, among maybe a couple others—as the Cardinals staved off elimination to beat the Rangers 10-9, forcing a Game Seven.

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Sizing up every facet of each contender in this season's Fall Classic.

The Breakdown

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October 19, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: Cardinal Comeback

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John Perrotto

In late August, the Cardinals looked like a longshot to earn a winning record, let alone a pennant.

ST. LOUIS—St. Louisans have the reputation of being among the most knowledgeable baseball fans.

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October 17, 2011 2:42 am

Playoff Prospectus: NLCS Game Six: It was in the Cards

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Jay Jaffe

The Cardinals head back to the World Series for the first time since 2006 on the strength of their bullpen, offense, and Milwaukee miscues.

On Saturday night, the Rangers advanced to the World Series thanks to some early offensive fireworks and a deep bullpen that helped to overcome a shaky start. On Sunday, the Cardinals used that same blueprint—one to which they had returned time and again throughout the series—to do the same thing. The Cardinals piled up four first-inning runs against Brewers starter Shaun Marcum, survived a wobbly, two-inning, four-run effort by starter Edwin Jackson, and rolled to a 12-6 win as their lineup kept piling runs while manager Tony La Russa continued to pull all the right levers.

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September 26, 2011 5:00 am

Divide and Conquer, NL East: The Surprise Wild Card Race

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Michael Jong

While no one would have predicted it a mere month ago, the Braves have collapsed and hold a single game lead over the Cards.

As sports fans, we all love a good collapse. This may be because inherent to all good collapses are also good comebacks, and everyone loves a good comeback. Combine the nature of these dual concepts with the stakes of making it to the playoffs for a chance at the World Series, and you have an intriguing storyline to follow at the end of an otherwise dull 2011 stretch run. The Atlanta Braves were 8.5 games ahead of their closest Wild Card competitor, the St. Louis Cardinals, at the beginning of September. CoolStandings had them at a 97.8 percent chance of making the playoffs (96.4 percent chance of winning the Wild Card) that day using their “smart” mode assumptions. The Cardinals, on the other hand, had just a 4.3 percent chance of making the postseason. Flash forward to the present time, and the Braves and Cardinals are in drastically different situations. Since September 1, the Braves have gone 8-15 while the Cardinals have gone the opposite direction, posting a 15-7 record. The reversal of fortunes has put the Braves just one game ahead of the Cardinals for the Wild Card lead with only three games remaining.

This drastic change is reflected in the Playoff Odds Report. Through September 24, the Braves had an 88.8 percent chance of moving into the postseason, while the Cardinals were up to 11.2 percent. This change was most drastic during the past week—a week in which the Braves went 2-4 versus the three lower-ranked teams in the NL East while the Cardinals won five of seven games. Atlanta lost almost seven percent on their odds to make the playoffs this past week, while the Cardinals gained eight percentage points in their quest to thwart the previously untouchable Braves.
 


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July 27, 2011 2:56 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Centers of Attention UPDATED

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Jay Jaffe

B.J. Upton and Colby Rasmus had sky-high ceilings as prospects, but their up-and-down performances in the majors has led them to the trading block.

The July 31 trading deadline traditionally turns the spotlight on pending free agents that can shore up a contender's roster for the stretch run. Carlos Beltran and Hiroki Kuroda are the belles of the quick-fix ball this year, and if they don't sound tremendously enticing, it helps explain why so much talk is focused elsewhere, on younger and more affordable players still under club control. Ubaldo Jimenez and Hunter Pence fit that bill, even if their respective teams' willingness to trade them is something of a head-scratcher. More puzzling is how B.J. Upton and Colby Rasmus have arrived at this juncture, particularly given the big things projected for them just a few years ago. On the other hand, maybe that explains exactly why they're here.

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Telling the story of a topsy-turvy season through excerpts from AP game stories.

The tale of the National League Central, as told through selected excerpts of the Associated Press and other daily filings:

April 4, AP:

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Pegging BP's favorites in both leagues, both in the standings and for the major awards.

Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff predictions for the division standings and the major player awards  (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's division standings predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results. In each table you'll find the average rank of each team in their division with first-place votes in parentheses, plus the results of our pre-season MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year voting. 

For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young and Rookie of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.

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The Tony La Russa-Albert Pujols era in St. Louis is nearly unprecedented.

It’s the last day of the season at Wrigley Field and I’m determined to wait out Albert Pujols.

I’ve been assigned to cover the Cardinals for the weekend series, the last three games at the antique ballpark in the 2010 season. Before each game, I spend about three hours hanging around the Cardinals in the visiting team clubhouse at Wrigley—a dank, cramped space that isn’t as big as the locker room at the high school I attended in small-town Iowa. It’s an awkward setup, leaving you hovering around 30-35 big-league personnel with no place to stand. On the flip side, there really is no place for them to hide. If you need to interview someone, this is the place to do it. Only the most resolute can avoid the press in there.

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