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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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Red Sox Minor League Gameday July 23, 2017

Red Sox Minor League Gameday
Brandon Magee's Red Sox Minor League Gameday brings us the daily goings on of the farm system from the triple-A PawSox to the DSL.

Catcher Framing or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love...

Catcher framing is the art of converting marginal pitches that the umpire would normally call a ball, into a strike.

Are Rookies Having a Harder Time?

Are rookies having a harder time adjusting to the big leagues? Damian Dydyn and Ian York let us know.

The Surprisingly Uncommon Missed Call by the Umpire

Ian York looks at the surprisingly uncommon missed call by the umpire and the importance of consistency in the strike zone, highlighting Phil Cuzzi.

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Giancarlo Stanton To The Yankees?

Damian Dydyn runs through the different scenarios that the New York Yankees could employ to bring Giancarlo Stanton to the Bronx. The rumors will continue to swirl...

Sports & Sorts Girardi Gone, Pedroia Surgery, and Cora Arrives!

Joe Girardi is gone, Alex Cora will manage the Red Sox and the Boston pitching staff is fleeing to Chicago and Cleveland!

Giancarlo Stanton: The Newest Red Sox?

In 2017 there was a power outage at Fenway Park. Damian Dydyn explores the potential cost, in players and money, of trading for one...

What Makes Rich Hill A Successful Pitcher?

Ian York takes a look at what makes the Dodgers' Rich Hill a good pitcher. He'll be facing the Astros Justin Verlander in Game...

Just How Good Is Clayton Kershaw?

The Houston Astros will be facing the best pitcher in baseball on Tuesday night. Ian York takes a close look at what the Los...