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    World Series 2018--Red Sox vs. Dodgers

    It's here (from WEEI): In his weekly interview with OMF Tuesday, Cora said Pomeranz’ velocity is back in the mid-90s after it dipped for the majority of the season.
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    World Series 2018--Red Sox vs. Dodgers

    This is now posted on WEEI: Alex Cora on OMF explains how he plans to use surprise roster addition Drew Pomeranz in World Series [...] In his weekly interview with OMF Tuesday, Cora said Pomeranz’ velocity is back in the mid-90s after it dipped for the majority of the season. With that in...
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    World Series 2018--Red Sox vs. Dodgers

    That's really good news. Where did you see this?
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    ALDS vs. MFY—Buckle Up

    And in that case, there were two outs, so the double play was off the table.
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    ALDS vs. MFY—Buckle Up

    Apologies for the dup.
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    ALDS vs. MFY—Buckle Up

    Did anyone notice if Pearce was holding Judge at first in the ninth? And if he wasn't, does he get to Gregorius's ground ball single?
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    Celebrating What Is

    As I remember it, Eason hit Morgan in the numbers on that slant.
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    The Nation's Tears: Volume II

    Wright's comment about "superstar call" did get me thinking: Why wouldn't star football players get the benefit of close calls the way star basketball or baseball players are known (or thought) to do? The baseball player analogy made me think about pitchers who pound the strike zone, which...
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    Aaron Hernandez: Had Advanced CTE - NEP Sued

    Just saw this in today's Atlantic: The Future of Detecting Brain Damage in Football A new technique could revolutionize how a neurodegenerative disease afflicting contact sports is treated. [...]
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    Spygate 2: Red Sox Stealing Signs and Relaying Electronically

    Is stealing signs even against the rules? The Official Baseball Rules barely mentions signs: http://mlb.mlb.com/documents/0/4/0/224919040/2017_Official_Baseball_Rules_dbt69t59.pdf
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    AFC Championship: Patriots vs Steelers, the buildup

    Wikipedia has a good article on it: Videotaping opposing coaches is not illegal in the NFL de jure, but there are designated areas allowed by the league to do such taping. Because the Patriots were instead videotaping the Jets' coaches from their own sideline during the game, NFL Commissioner...
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    AFC Championship: Patriots vs Steelers, the buildup

    It's actually stupider than this. The Patriots could legally use a camera to record signals. They just couldn't have the camera on the sidelines (to prevent usage during the game). That's why it's better to call the mess CameraPlacementGate rather than SpyGate.
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    NFL's Declining Viewership: One Slice at a Time

    From an article in the Atlantic How Superstar Economics Is Killing the NFL's Ratings: For years the National Football League has been the uncontested king of media in an age of fragmentation. ... After years of steady growth, the NFL’s average television audience fell 8 percent from the...
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    #DFG: Canceling the Noise

    It's very much like the fumble stat. But you won't find ESPN analysts noticing it, or other NYC based clowns like 538. Which might have been KFP's point.
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    NFL's Declining Viewership: One Slice at a Time

    Here's an article (check out the pic) in the Atlantic that suggests that DeflateGate might have a hand in it: 4. The entertainment explanation: It’s the twilight of a golden age in football. [...] Does the NFL have a budding star problem? Maybe. Among the few players with the best-selling NFL...