We’re talking The Big Friendly Giant, big birthday games, what makes a great intentional walk day and, mostly, I chat with Bill James and Tom Tango about the pitcher win in today’s Joe Peppy Tone Baseball Roundup.
*I apologize for not getting links out the last few days. Hoping you’re getting over the Medium site and maybe even clicking the follow button.
“They came in numbers that were mammoth if not quite astronomical.”
—Number of people who rallied in “March for Science.” (Source: Wisconsin Gazette)
“The daughter, the wife and the son each have developing life narratives apart, if not wholly detached, from what is happening with the Mars simulation.”
— Book Review of “The Wanderers (Source: The Florida Times Union)
“But in the final months of the presidential campaign, the leader of the nation’s pre-eminent law enforcement agency shaped the contours, if not the outcome, of the presidential race by his handling of the Clinton and Trump-related investigations.”
— Story on James Comey (Source: The New York Times)
“Dog food is expensive, if not a ripoff.”
— Guy in front of me talking to the checkout person at Staples.
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— Jeffrey Gautreaux (@jgautreaux) April 9, 2017
Well, that could not be more delightful.
Two PosCasts this week — recorded one with Keith Law about his upcoming book (Tuesday!) called “Smart Baseball.” I (like Keith) often get asked if there’s a book out there (without a lot of heavy math) that just breaks down some of the advanced ways of thinking about the game. Well, there will be starting Tuesday.
And then, Michael Schur and I had our first ever guest, NPR pop culture correspondent Linda Holmes. It was delightful. We talked some Star Wars, some Backstreet Boys, some baseball and the adultness of sandwiches.
Would love for you hear them both — they are available as always on:
Have a couple of links surrounding the perfect game.