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Umpire John Hirschbeck Favored Cubs in Game Three

Ian York uses PITCHf/x and his unique charts to determine if John Hirschbeck called an even game behind the plate in Game Three of the World Series.

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Rulebook 101: Climbing the Walls

Brandon Magee explains why climbing the walls can be acceptable behavior from time to time, using a play by Anthony Rizzo as an example.

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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The fastball is the most prevalent pitch in MLB and Michael Richmond explains the physics, including backspin and Magnus force, to an effective pitch.

Pitches and Stuff: The Gyroball

Mike Richmond explores the mythical gyroball to see if it actually exists and, if it does, how it is thrown and what type of break it has.

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