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2017 Baseball Predictions

2017 Baseball Predictions

Last year I made my predictions for the 2016 MLB season, and I did surprisingly well. I picked 3 of 6 division winners, 2 of the 4 wild card teams, and the eventual World Series winner. So, rather than quit while I’m ahead, I thought I’d plunge...

2016 Baseball Predictions Revisited

2016 Baseball Predictions Revisited

Back in March I made predictions regarding this year’s MLB season. Let’s see how I did, and I’ll also updated my playoff predictions while I’m at it. AL East Preseason Prediction Boston Red Sox (95-67) Toronto Blue Jays...

A Temporary Fan: Choosing a Team When Yours is Terrible

A Temporary Fan: Choosing a Team When Yours is Terrible

My favorite baseball team, the Cincinnati Reds, are bad. And by “bad” I mean hideously, unwatchably, bad. They are currently in last-place in the NL Central, already 19 games out of first place, and they have the 3rd-worst record in the major...

Robot Umpires, Instant Replay, and the Desire for Perfection

Robot Umpires, Instant Replay, and the Desire for Perfection

“When something can determine the outcome of a game, you have to get it right.” So said Mets catcher Brian Schneider in 2008 when instant replay was first proposed for Major League baseball. This idea – “you have to get it right” – has been the...