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07-09

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26

Out of Left Field: Ending the Empire
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Matthew Kory

02-23

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12

Inside The Park: Ode to a Terrible Stat
by
Bradford Doolittle

01-25

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Changing Speeds: The Hall of Famously Weak Arguments, Part 2
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Ken Funck

01-18

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59

Changing Speeds: The Hall of Famously Weak Arguments, Part I
by
Ken Funck

12-02

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8

Baseball ProGUESTus: Should We Welcome Our New Robot Overlords?
by
Alex S. Cook

10-25

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7

On the Beat: The State of Instant Replay
by
John Perrotto

09-14

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47

The Lineup Card: Commissioner for a Day
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Baseball Prospectus

08-10

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48

The Lineup Card: 12 Favorite Basebrawls and Individual Performances in Basebrawls
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Baseball Prospectus

06-08

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18

Clubhouse Confidential: Speaking from Experience
by
Marc Carig

05-11

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16

Wezen-Ball: Conflicting Feelings About Instant Replay
by
Larry Granillo

04-18

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8

Prospectus Q&A: YOU Make the Call! Part V
by
David Laurila

04-05

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11

Changing Speeds: The More Things Change...
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Ken Funck

02-01

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40

Changing Speeds: 11 Random Wishes for 2011
by
Ken Funck

01-20

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15

Changing Speeds: The BGMAT
by
Ken Funck

12-31

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2

Prospectus Q&A: Best of Q&A 2010
by
David Laurila

10-20

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40

Playoff Prospectus: ALCS Game Four
by
Christina Kahrl

10-11

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5

The Week in Quotes: October 4-10
by
Alex Carnevale

08-26

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7

Joe's Blog: A Night in Brooklyn
by
Joe Sheehan

07-30

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2

Prospectus Q&A: Javier Lopez
by
David Laurila

07-29

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36

Changing Speeds: Forty-two Things I Think, Part 1
by
Ken Funck

07-09

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3

Minor Issues: World Cup with Lars Anderson and Ryan Kalish
by
David Laurila

07-01

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31

Changing Speeds: A Better Angle on Replay
by
Ken Funck

06-14

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4

The Week in Quotes: June 7-13
by
Alex Carnevale

06-09

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16

Under The Knife: Wednesday Update
by
Will Carroll

06-03

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42

Changing Speeds: Support Your Local Umpire
by
Ken Funck

04-30

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25

Expanding Replay
by
Dan Wade

04-01

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3

Manufactured Runs: When Subjective Overrules Objective
by
Colin Wyers

03-07

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3

Prospectus Q&A: Chaz Scoggins
by
David Laurila

03-01

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39

Baseball Therapy: The Sixth Tool
by
Russell A. Carleton

12-16

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66

Prospectus Today: You Say You Want a Revolution?
by
Joe Sheehan

12-16

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24

On the Beat: Midweek Update
by
John Perrotto

11-01

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11

Prospectus Today: Game Three Recap
by
Joe Sheehan

11-01

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8

On the Beat: World Series Weekend Update
by
John Perrotto

10-25

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9

On the Beat: Weekend Update
by
John Perrotto

10-20

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67

Prospectus Today: Putting the Drama in Drama Season
by
Joe Sheehan

10-18

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71

Prospectus Today: Absent Without Leave
by
Joe Sheehan

10-11

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5

On the Beat: Post-season Weekend Update
by
John Perrotto

06-28

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50

Prospectus Idol Entry: The Doldrums
by
Ken Funck

05-03

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8

On the Beat: Outside and Looking In
by
John Perrotto

04-28

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18

Replacement-Level Killers 2009
by
Ben Lindbergh

03-15

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Prospectus Q&A: Tim Purpura
by
David Laurila

10-28

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5

Doctoring The Numbers: When the Rains Come
by
Rany Jazayerli

09-07

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8

Every Given Sunday: Scoops of all Sizes from Around the Major Leagues
by
John Perrotto

09-04

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Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch
by
Caleb Peiffer

09-03

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18

On the Beat: Contenders and Pretenders
by
John Perrotto

08-31

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3

Every Given Sunday: Moving Forward to Rewind
by
John Perrotto

08-28

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Prospectus Preview: Thursday's Games to Watch
by
Caleb Peiffer

08-27

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On the Beat: Staying the Course
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John Perrotto

08-25

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The Week in Quotes: August 18-24
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Alex Carnevale

08-17

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Every Given Sunday: Big Apple Scramble
by
John Perrotto

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July 9, 2012 9:21 am

Out of Left Field: Ending the Empire

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Matthew Kory

More replay in baseball is evitable. As evidence, we have Bud Selig's latest unconvincing argument.

With the All-Star game upon us, it’s a good time to take a look at the state of the game. So, on the pulse of things as always, that’s exactly what commissioner Bud Selig did. He pontificated about a number of topics last week, but the one that stood out was his brief discussion of instant replay. Here’s Commissioner Bud on the expansion of instant replay in baseball (via Paul Casella of MLB.com)

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We all know wins aren't a good way to judge pitchers, but we'd miss them if they went away.

"My choice for the front-runner is Welch, but I know a lot of people say Clemens. I know what Clemens has done for Boston, but now is not the time to change the rules. The guys who won it the last three years won the most games and had good stats. If Bob Welch continues to win at this pace, and he doesn't get it, something is terribly wrong with the judging."
| A's pitcher Dave Stewart, in a 1990 Sports Illustrated story on that season's Cy Young voting

Bob Welch had just won his 20th game when his Oakland teammate was asked about the voting, and it was just Aug. 17. It was his 13th season and the first and last time that the 33-year-old Welch would win 20 games.


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Following up with eight more baseball arguments that often don't make sense.

Last week in this space, I unveiled the first seven nominees for the Hall of Famously Weak Baseball Arguments, my fictional museum of unsupportable or outdated baseball beliefs. Below you’ll find those initial seven listed without further comment, along with the final eight. As before, I’ve essayed to describe the times and places where you’ll hear these groaners, why I believe they’re weak, and situations in which they may actually be correct.

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January 18, 2012 3:00 am

Changing Speeds: The Hall of Famously Weak Arguments, Part I

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Ken Funck

Deconstructing seven baseball arguments that usually don't make sense.

In the wake of this year’s Hall of Fame voting season, and to help remove the bad taste left by some of the mind-numbingly bad arguments I’ve heard and read over the last few weeks for or against various HOF candidates, I thought it might be fun to open my very own Hall of Famously Bad Baseball Arguments. To do this, I need your help. I am hereby nominating you for membership in the BBWAA—Baseball Weak Argument Arbiters—and empowering you to nominate and vote for the baseball arguments that you find the most irritating and least convincing.

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Removing the "human element" from the calling of balls and strikes might prevent some blatant mistakes, but it could also have some unintended consequences for observers and players who benefit from certain skills.

Believe it or not, most of our writers didn't enter the world sporting an @baseballprospectus.com address; with a few exceptions, they started out somewhere else. In an effort to up your reading pleasure while tipping our caps to some of the most illuminating work being done elsewhere on the internet, we'll be yielding the stage once a week to the best and brightest baseball writers, researchers and thinkers from outside of the BP umbrella. If you'd like to nominate a guest contributor (including yourself), please drop us a line.

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October 25, 2011 9:00 am

On the Beat: The State of Instant Replay

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John Perrotto

Major League Baseball is reviewing its instant replay rules, but should we expect expansion soon?

One area in which baseball professionals and fans seem to see little gray area is instant replay.

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What would the BP team do if they were appointed commissioner for a day?

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In the wake of the Phillies/Giants brawl this past weekend, BP's staff of writers recall their most memorable basebrawls of all time.

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Ray Fosse, the victim of history's most famous home-plate collision, weighs in on Buster Posey.

OAKLAND—The photograph used to hang in his office. Taken during a game at Fenway Park, the image showed a flowing swing he once called his own, the same swing he spent the rest of his career trying to replicate. He never came close.

Ray Fosse holds the pose now as he stands in an equipment room in the Oakland Coliseum—his head down to watch the ball jump off his bat, his left arm fully extended through the zone, his mind drifting back to the way it all clicked so easily throughout the first half of the 1970 season.

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Some thoughts on the pros and cons of instant replay.

Umpires are terrible, right? 

Well, no, not really. But listen to fans in Boston or Tampa Bay or Anaheim or Minnesota or pretty much any other major league city and they'll tell you they are. Recent blown calls - some minor, some major - in those cities can't help but give the everyday fan that opinion. With 24-hour talk radio, high profile cable shows like Sportscenter, Baseball Tonight, MLB Tonight and others, official team blogs and websites, and a countless number of fan blogs all there to analyze any and every movement on the field, a blown call can reverberate like never before. Umpires can turn into household names - for all the wrong reasons - overnight. It's not an easy job.

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Wrapping up a tour through the baseball rulebook with a look at discretionary calls, interference, neighborhood plays, the strike zone, rule changes, and instant replay.

Most baseball fans feel they know the rules, but many of them are actually misunderstood, at least their nuances and technical definitions. Even you are fairly well-versed in the rulebook, a primer never hurts, so BP asked the MLB Umpiring Department about 10 of them. Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Charlie Reliford, a 19-year major-league umpire, and Major League Baseball umpire supervisor Larry Young, a 23-year major-league umpire, provided the definitions and clarifications.

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April 5, 2011 1:55 am

Changing Speeds: The More Things Change...

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Ken Funck

Cranking up SportsFeed, we preview the 2031 season and the major issues in baseball.

Hi everybody! I’m Evan Mendes. Thanks for joining me here at SportsFeed for this casual-level, commute-sized on-board preview of the upcoming 2031 AL season. If you would like more in-depth analysis, just say keyword “Sabre” at any time and I’ll return in a second with a more appropriate presentation. If you are viewing this in 3DP projection or video, remember that your driver’s side console will automatically switch to audio-only when your vehicle exits autopilot mode or is no longer traveling on a limited-access highway. Sorry—it’s the law.

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