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4 Things to Buy on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend

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4 Things to Buy on Black Friday/Cyber Monday Weekend

We recommend getting these gifts for a baseball fan you know rather than yourself. But do make sure that you tell everyone about them so that they can get their greasy hands on these deals, too. They’re going to be hard to find considering some of the locations you’re going to see below. They won’t be in the first place you would think to look – and probably not even the last. You may even need help (which isn’t embarrassing at all) so make sure you ask your friends where some of these stores are at. And, when you get...

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4 Things We're Thankful for This Thanksgiving

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4 Things We're Thankful for This Thanksgiving

Ah, the holidays. What a b-e-a-u-tiful time of year. Of course, things start with Thanksgiving (unless you’re the kind of adult that still goes trick-or-treating, then, they already started). And Thanksgiving may perhaps be the most universally wholesome of them all! It’s all about being happy, happy and, yes, thankful for what you have in life. And what we all have in common is baseball, baby. That’s why we’re sharing with you our 4 favorite things about baseball that we are thankful for. 1. The Schedule of the Season “Too much of a good thing” isn’t really the sort of...

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11/18/2017: Offseason Personnel Updates

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11/18/2017: Offseason Personnel Updates

Let’s do a little of our favorite offseason activity! No, not reading philosophy, you jackwagon. Trades, managerial movement, and free agency fanfare around the league. Personnel chatter comin’ atcha! Stanton Stuff "Hit ball far, get much money." Yuuup, the 2017 National League MVP Award winner donned his crown a few days ago amidst a slew of rumors around trading him. He’s clearly the biggest name in the market for some movement this offseason with the beaten down Marlins entertaining the idea of being sellers. As of yesterday, the Marlins are apparently fielding interest from the Giants, Cardinals, and Red Sox....

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Sabermetric of the Day: ERA+

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Sabermetric of the Day: ERA+

Let’s do some numbers stuff for the nerds! Today, we’re going to take a look at an interesting sabermetric called ERA+. It’s interesting. Yes, very interesting. What is ERA+? ERA+ stands for “adjusted ERA.” It is defined as “a pitchers earned run average adjusted for parks pitched in and the average ERA of the pitcher’s league.” Seem pretty straightforward? Good. Here, let me complicate it. The original calculation for ERA+ was: In the calculation (of both, actually), lgERA stand for the average league ERA. ERA is the normal ERA of the pitcher that you want to know the ERA+ for....

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Mookie Betts Just Threw a Perfect Game...In Bowling.

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Mookie Betts Just Threw a Perfect Game...In Bowling.

This is exactly like the title says. Mookie Betts threw a perfect game. In bowling. He chalked himself up a perfect 300 in an officially sanctioned Professional Bowling Association event. Seriously. Here’s a video of his ninth and tenth frames along with a little post-game (do you call it a game of bowling?) interview.   For those who don’t know, the ninth and tenth frames are the last two in a bowling match (is it a match?) where a perfect game gets finished off. Again, because bowling is super weird, a perfect score is 300 in a game where you...

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