This Week In Baseball Writing: September 12, 2016

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September 12, 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 Least Boring Thing in Baseball

Josh Levin looks at some of the best first pitches in recent years from the KBO, a league that knows how to make the often boring event worth watching.


Skipper vs. ump arguments not always as they seem

Zack Meisel explains that the heated debates between umpires and managers are sometimes just for show.


Tigers’ Alex Wilson is an anomaly among today’s role-defined relievers

Catherine Slonksnis talks to Detroit Tigers reliever Alex Wilson about his ability fill multiple roles out of the bullpen, and how valuable that is to the team.


Stephen Strasburg exits early — into a future of swirling uncertainty

Barry Svrluga describes the doubt cast upon Stephen Strasburg’s extension in light of his most recent injury.


Weird Play Index

Meg Rowley looks at some plays that the box score can’t quite describe but deserve special attention.


Are The Umpires At It Again?

Brian Mills investigates the strike zone to see if the umpires are to blame for the sudden explosion in offense.


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