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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Idiots Argue Modern Ballplayers Are Fat In Stupid USA Today Op-Ed

The op-ed makes two main points. The first is that in the last 25 years there has been a drastic change in the body composition of baseball players—70 percent of today’s players are overweight and 10 percent are obese, according to the authors—and the second is that, for the sake of both their own health and that of the greater public to which they are role models, baseball players have a duty to lose weight.

The first point is scientific hogwash; the second is disingenuous concern-trolling.

The authors gathered highly inaccurate self-reported height and weight data for baseball players going back to 1871, and used that to calculate players’ body mass index (BMI). Based solely on this data, “players debuting in the current decade were significantly more likely to be overweight or obese than at any time in history.”

This finding is only true inasmuch as it is backwards.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 04, 2016 at 04:07 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: health, weight

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Terry Francona Sits Out Game

During Francona’s daily pregame meeting with reporters, the manager stopped momentarily and complained of chest pain. Francona felt well enough to finish the question-and-answer session, but then retreated to the clubhouse, where he was examined by medical staff on hand at Nationals Park.

Francona, 57, remained at the ballpark after being checked out. The Indians’ media relations staff noted that the manager was feeling better by first pitch, but had experienced some dizziness and lightheadedness in the hours leading up to the game.

Jose Remains The Most Absurd Thing on the Site Posted: August 10, 2016 at 02:12 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: health, indians, managers



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