This Week In Baseball Writing: October 24, 2016


Sons of Sam Horn works tirelessly to deliver quality baseball content to our readers. But other writers around the internet produce high-level baseball writing every day, some of which you may have missed.

October 24, 2016’s This Week in Baseball Writing pulls together some of our favorite pieces and shares them with you to ensure our loyal readers have access to the great work being produced about the sport we love.

The day Big Papi showed me — and his teammates — how to handle sexual harassment

Amy Donaldson shares a story from David Ortiz’s days with the Salt Lake City Bees when he showed his character before he was the larger than life character we know today.

Bullpen Usage Is Destroying Offense This Postseason

Dave Cameron explains the ways in which managers are using their bullpens and the devastating effects it is having on offensive production.

Why Baseball Revived A 60-Year-Old Strategy Designed To Stop Ted Williams

Neil Paine explains why the shift was originally created by Lou Boudreau for Ted Williams because the Boston savant could not be stopped.

MLB replay system needs to be redefined

Jon Heyman believes that the teeth gnashing about the MLB replay system could be quelled if some things were simply defined differently.

The Time Leo Durocher Beat The Shit Out Of A Heckler

Robert Weintraub relays the story of a time when Leo Durocher had his fill of a fan and gave him more than a piece of his mind.

How Theo Epstein built Cubs

Chad Yoder breaks down the ways in which President of Baseball Operations Theo Epstein constructed the National League Champion Chicago Cubs.

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