Mark Simon of Sports Info Solutions returns to discuss the Bill James Handbook 2022, plus tales: The media fails the players when the owners push them into striking 50 years ago.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
The Media on Baseball Strike ‘72*Folly at the Half-Century Mark*Players vs. Owners vs. Themselves ‘72*Mark Simon: A Hazy Shade of Baseball*Why is Carlos Correa a Great Defensive Shortstop?*A Girthy Tome*Too Much Information?*Book Layout Likened to the Shift*The Home-Run Robberies Table*Defense (Derek Jeter AGAIN?)*Diagnosing a Defensive Slump*Penalized by the Shift or by Bad Defense?*Ohtani vs. Ruth*How Hard Did the Old-Timers Throw?*Voting on the Cover-Model*Goodbyes.
The Infinite Inning is not only about baseball but a state of mind. Steven Goldman, rotating cohosts Jesse Spector, Cliff Corcoran, and David Roth, and occasional guests discuss the game’s present, past, and future with forays outside the foul lines to the culture at large. Expect stats, anecdotes, digressions, explorations of writing and fandom, and more Casey Stengel quotations than you thought possible. Along the way, they’ll try to solve the puzzle that is the Infinite Inning: How do you find the joy in life when you can’t get anybody out?
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