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Reality Check: Cleveland Indians World Series Championship Wasn’t Possible

Dave McCullough explains why the Cleveland Indians World Series championship dream was destined to fail by events that occurred before the team made the playoffs.

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Chase Utley And The Illegal Slide

Damian Dydyn looks at Chase Utley and the illegal slide, and determines that a double play should have been called.

Has the Evolution of Bullpens Made Grinding Out At-Bats Less Effective?

Some of the best offensive teams this century have been good at grinding out at-bats to raise pitch counts. The goal was to get...

Chase Utley And The Illegal Slide. Again.

Just six months after writing "Chase Utley and The Illegal Slide", Damian Dydyn has to write the sequel when the 2B slid into home over aggressively.

How Do Hitters Perform With Their Eyes Wide Shut?

Mike Richmond analyzes a study performed in Japan that sought to determine the point at which hitters didn't need to see the ball to make solid contact.

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