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The Greatest Mascots of Social Media

Mascots. We love them all, but which ones are the kings of the hill they call “Social Media”? Reese picks through them all to see which ones have the BEST social media accounts. Is your favorite on here? If not, tell us why they should be in the comments section!

Feeling the End of a Drought

Bullpen contributor and White Sox fan Josh Lederman tells you why the White Sox will make the playoffs for the first time since 2008. Do you agree with these points? Check them out and let us know!

Fantasy Outlook: Week One

Alex Wahl returns with his new “Fantasy Outlook” series. Listen to the man and get the tips necessary to win! Check out this article for the first fantasy forecast of the season!

Opening Day Preview: NYY vs. WSH and LAD vs. SF

Opening Day is finally here with two fantastic matchups! The first, the incumbent World Series Champion Nationals and Max Scherzer take on Gerrit Cole and the Yankees in Washington. Later in the evening, a classic rivalry game at Chavez Ravine as the Dodgers host the Giants. 

"Log-5" is a method introduced by Bill James to predict the probability of victory when two teams of a given winning percentage play against each other. The formula is:

WPct = A - ( A x B ) / (A + B) - ( 2 x A x B )

Where "A" is Team A's winning percentage, and "B" is Team B's winning percentage. In the simplest terms, this formula indicates how often Team A should beat Team B.

Imagine that Team A wins 50% of its games and Team B wins 38% of its games. Inputting these percentages (as a decimal) into the formula above would yield:

WPct = 0.31/ (0.88) - (0.38) = 0.62

Or, in other words, Team A should beat Team B 62% of the time.

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