39 thoughts on “October 30, 2019: Expert Analysis”

  1. Winter ball roundup:

    Wilin Rosario was 0-for-4 as Aguilas defeated Licey 1-0. Rosario is batting .240/.309/.380 in 50 at-bats.
    Jonathan Cheshire retired both men he faced as Escogido lost to the Toros 4-1. Cheshire is 1-0, 0.00, 0.25 WHIP with 0 walks and 5 strikeouts in 4 innings.
    Alejandro De Aza was 1-for-4 as Monterrey lost to Los Mochis 5-2. De Aza is batting .412/.444/.471 in 17 at-bats.
    Brandon Barnes was 2-for-6 with a run as Mexicali defeated Obregon 5-4 in 12 innings. Barnes is batting .333/.333/.333 in 6 at-bats.

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  3. The ridiculous thing about the interference call last night is that it is exactly the kind of call a robot would make. The “human element“ shouldn’t have anything to do with calling balls and strikes, but could actually have some role to play in interpreting a rule whose writers never really intended for the batter-runner to swerve to the right every time he runs to first.

    1. I finally watched the play today, and it was so much not as controversial as it was made out to be. The throw was not really made from "behind" him, and by the time the ball got to the base, Turner was exactly where a baserunner would be expected to be, regardless of the route he took to get there. The ball was far enough from the plate that I doubt he even gave a thought that he could strategically complicate the throw to first.

    2. Basically, yes. This was the type of nonsense "by the book" call you expect to see the NFL trip over, not MLB during the World Series.

      I'm very thankful that Rendon made it a mostly academic point.

    1. Thing is, absolutely no one who goes to Deadspin expects, or hopes for them to "stick to sports". That is literally not that point of the site. Does the world really need a very slightly snarkier ESPN?

      1. They "stick to sports" more during the football season and it pretty much makes them unreadable on weekends and Mondays.

      2. We did, but then he went to Parks & Rec and we were better for it. That era of criticism is over.

      3. I don't think it's even slightly snarkier ESPN they want, it's slightly less-Neanderthal Barstool, which also has no audience.

      1. Well crap. Also, not sure how I feel about Drew possibly crossing the picket line today.

        1. I assume tomorrows Jamboroo is going to be a burn it all down post and I hope it gets screenshoted before it gets taken down.

            1. I'm almost certain he had, as it seems that the meeting that kicked off a lot of the resignations was just that morning, and I have to figure that he's got a lot of that stuff written in advance at LEAST a few hours.

  4. Part of my job sent me to the saints practice field today to pick up a trophy they won in 2009. It was a weird experience.

  5. R. I. P. Ron Fairly, at the age of eighty-one. One of the ways you know you're getting old is when all the heroes of your youth are passing away.

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