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QUOTED: SIG MEJDAL

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In baseball circles, the name Sig Mejdal is synonymous with sabermetrics. In a recent article, the New York Times chronicled Mejdal’s journey through the Astros minor league system, educating and learning from top prospects.

IS LOSING A NECESSITY TO WINNING?

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After the alert popped up on my phone I sat for a moment in silence. The New York Knicks lost — again — this time to a rising Philadelphia 76ers team. The reality of the Knicks losing a game was not much of a shock; the frequency of losses to wins is what began to blow my mind.

ONE (MORE) FOR THE AGES

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When Josh Reddick hit a fly ball to left field and Andre Ethier squeezed it for the third out, I glanced over at the clock. It read 1:06 a.m. Nearing the five-hour mark, Game 5 of the 2017 World Series was tied 12-12 and headed for extra innings. “What time is it?” my wife mumbled. “One-oh-six,” I whispered. “What’s the score?” she asked. “12...

BROKEN

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Dickie Thon described it this way: “It was like a boom … a dead sound. Like a thud.” Today, the boxscore reads HBP (hit by pitch) but, for Thon, it was more than that. The Astros All-Star shortstop had been hit by a pitch major league pitches four times prior to April 8, 1984. No. 5 — a fastball by New York Mets pitcher Mike Torrez — fractured Thon’s orbital bone around his left eye, changing his...

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John Strubel

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