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This just in from the Washington Post -- "
Major League Baseball's Opening Day in Washington postponed as coronavirus issues disrupt Mets-Nationals game
The Nationals were scheduled to start their season at home against the Mets as baseball began anew across the country. But now Thursday's game has been postponed, one day after Washington General Manager Mike Rizzo announced that a Nats player had tested positive for the virus and several others were in quarantine."

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I think this won’t be the last.....
 

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A trivia question for you....what team, in the modern era of baseball, finished last a record 32 times.......
 

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A trivia question for you....what team, in the modern era of baseball, finished last a record 32 times.......
The Philadelphia Phillies, but I only know this because I had a friend who grew up in Milton, PA, just outside of Philadelphia, and we would talk about how bad the NY Mets were in their first 7 years, and how poor the Phillies were as a franchise.
 

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The Philadelphia Phillies, but I only know this because I had a friend who grew up in Milton, PA, just outside of Philadelphia, and we would take about how bad the NY Mets were in their first 7 years, and how poor the Phillies were as a franchise.
Yup! You are correct! It was the Blue Jays.......but that’s another story.
 
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This just in from the Washington Post "
MLB will move the 2021 All-Star Game out of Atlanta amid criticism of Georgia's new voting law
Backlash to the state's voting law continued Friday, when MLB joined a number of businesses that had already voiced their opposition to the measure. "Major League Baseball fundamentally supports voting rights for all Americans and opposes restrictions to the ballot box," Commissioner Rob Manfred said in a statement.

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Denver here we come?
 

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A quiz for you, rank in order from least to most the following: immaculate inning, no hitters and perfect games......
 

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A quiz for you, rank in order from least to most the following: immaculate inning, no hitters and perfect games......
Not sure what you are asking us to do, Rp. Perfect game would go to Don Larsen.
 

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Not sure what you are asking us to do, Rp. Perfect game would go to Don Larsen.
Hi. Marc, I’m looking for order of occurrence...perfect games..which I think is 27, next immaculate innings...which is a surprising 80, to no hitters, which are 305. We always talk about no hitters but they are more prevalent than immaculate innings....
 
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74 years ago today, Jack Robinson broke baseball's color barrier. Today, MLB honors his life, his courage and trailblazing legacy with all players wearing his #42.
 

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Yup, they will fix it until it’s broke. I would prefer a tie...with 3 points for a win and 1 for a tie. Remember they are doing this because they say the games are too long....imagine the game is too long...wouldn’t be tv ads time would it? I didn’t have a problem with the runner on second....what they should do is limit the number of foul balls...you should only have 10 pitches....if you can’t put it in play you should be out. Another dumb rule is if I bunt on a third strike and it’s foul I’m out, but I can swing foul as many as I like.....that is where the time is.
and don’t touch throw overs....they want only two in an at bat...dumb.
 
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I guess I’m getting bored with the lockdown here, which has caused my mind to drift.
I was watching some MLB and I was thinking about the current stats. So the play by play guys always toss out what I guy is hit I guess, say .219, or their OBP or their Slugging or OPS...and I was thinking so what...if I was a manager I would look at RBIs....but that doesn’t capture to whole story does it. So I began tinkering...if I was a manager and had to select a player to play I would want someone who had a history of scoring....and while there are a number of stats out there I decided I didn’t like them for this purpose....so I am working on a SABR submission...it is the likelihood that a play will be involved in a run. When I flesh this out I will bore you with the details but suffice to say it is a result which takes the number of runs that player has scored plus their RBIs minus their home runs divided by plate appearances.
Will let you know how it goes.
 

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Interesting.

If I was a manager, I'd like to know a player's batting average when someone's already on base. In other words, do they tend to "choke" when someone's on base, or do they tend to "rise to the occasion". This type of average would be just as valid for players on weak teams as those on strong teams.

If you just look at RBIs, then there are some players that have a distinct advantage because of the team strength and/or their position in the batting order. That makes it much harder to make a useful comparison between players.
 

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On a related note, how about an RBI opportunity percentage. That would be the batting average when another player is already on second and/or third.
 

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Interesting.

If I was a manager, I'd like to know a player's batting average when someone's already on base. In other words, do they tend to "choke" when someone's on base, or do they tend to "rise to the occasion". This type of average would be just as valid for players on weak teams as those on strong teams.

If you just look at RBIs, then there are some players that have a distinct advantage because of the team strength and/or their position in the batting order. That makes it much harder to make a useful comparison between players.
Rob they actually do track that in RISP....but to add to your thought hitting with LOB might be better designed.....the Mets have this issue...they can’t bring anyone home.
 
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