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Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by InstaFace, May 24, 2018.

  1. InstaFace

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    There's another thread about how The Athletic is coming to Boston, but I think their nationwide platform deserves some love here. For example, here's how they covered last night's Rangers-Yankees game (if you just saw the cities and the score, you might think it was cowboys-giants...):

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    Solid work by Stefon, that's a good hire by them.
     
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  2. PC Drunken Friar

    PC Drunken Friar Member SoSH Member

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    Cowboys-Giants? Am I missing something? Or just a typo?
     
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  4. InstaFace

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    I was referring to the unusually high-scoring nature of the baseball game, perhaps too obliquely. AMcGhie's reference is the joke about "new york's hottest club", a long-standing SNL trope (and one of their best ones).
     
  5. jon abbey

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    I've been subscribing to the Athletic for a couple of months, I'd cautiously recommend it. The game recaps of the teams I care about generally aren't anything exceptional, but Eno Sarris might make the site worth subscribing to for baseball fans all by himself. Today he has a pretty fascinating in-depth article about 'the key to hitting high-velocity fastballs' as the average FB speed in MLB continues to creep up (around 94 now). One short excerpt:

    "There’s no relationship between age and wOBA against 96+ fastballs, at least.

    Maybe that’s because of how the eyes age. Your visual acuity seems to stay steady until you’re 40, and then only decline after your baseball career would be over."

    https://theathletic.com/365661/2018/05/24/sarris-whats-the-key-to-hitting-high-velocity-fastballs/
     
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    Aren't these usually ghostwritten? Might very well be him, but I've seen it reported that certain popular athletes' blogs and columns usually are.
     
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    joyofsox empty, bleak Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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  10. SydneySox

    SydneySox A dash of cool to add the heat SoSH Member

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    He wrote a lot about playing down here too.
     
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    Phenomenal article made perfect by JBJ's analysis.
     
  13. Rook05

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    Another fun read on the front page: Ethan Strauss talks the life of an advanced scout. Would love to have seen some comments on Brad but the Pop and Snyder anecdotes are great.
     
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