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“All Talk, No Balk!” Episode 7 Now on Spotify!

Special guest Matt Antonelli! Links are on the home page, or you can search “All Talk, No Balk!” on Spotify.

“All Talk, No Balk!” Podcast Now on Spotify!

Happy 4th of July Bullpen fans! What better way to spend the day than talking about America’s pastime? In celebration of American independence, we’re happy to announce that our new podcast, “All Talk, No Balk!”, is now on Spotify! Links are on the home page, or you can search “All Talk, No Balk!” on Spotify.

Opinion: This Isn’t Baseball…

It has been 244 days since the last MLB game was played, when the Washington Nationals beat the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the World Series. But with the recent rule changes for a shortened 2020 season, when you turn on the TV for Opening Day in 23 days, will you really be watching baseball?

Credited to the Greek mathematician Pythagoras for describing the sides of a right triangle. Around the year 1980, Bill James, American baseball writer and statistician, discovered that you can tell how many games a team will win, based on its runs scored and runs allowed using a formula containing "three squares" like the pythagorean formula.

Pythagorean Record:

Winning % = (runs scored)^2 / [(runs scored)^2 + (runs allowed)^2]

The winning percentage is, of course, approximate and can be more accurate by adjusting the exponent. This adjustment is known as "Pythagenport", named after Clay Davenport who used logarithmic formulas to estimate the adjustment exponent based on runs scored and allowed. Later revisions to this method have been made.

Permanent link to Stat of the Week: Pythagorean Record
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