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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

‘How do you lose a game on that?’ The Astros had one of weirdest walk-off wins ever

A’s catcher Jonathan Lucroy grabbed the ball and tried to tag Bregman, who backed up. Lucroy bobbled and then dropped the ball. Bregman took off for first, but Lucroy calmly picked up the ball and ... threw it past first base, allowing the winning run to score.

Zach Posted: July 11, 2018 at 12:30 PM | 28 comment(s)
  Beats: freak plays, houston astros, oakland a's, walkoff wins

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Trevor Bauer insinuates there’s something fishy going on with Astros pitchers and MLB rules

Trevor Bauer hardly feels like the most trustworthy whistleblower, but…

As noted, though Bauer doesn’t straight up say, “the Astros are cheating,” the totality of the message is just that. He’s saying Astros pitchers are using sticky, foreign substances to increase their spin rate, which helps with breaking stuff and velocity, among other things. Let’s take a look.

With fastballs, Justin Verlander is first in spin rate among starting pitchers. On curveballs, Charlie Morton is second among qualified starters after Garrett Richards while Verlander is in the top 10.

Baldrick Posted: May 01, 2018 at 02:30 PM | 41 comment(s)
  Beats: cheating, houston astros, spin rate, trevor bauer

Monday, April 09, 2018

OTP 2018 Apr 9: A Curveball From the New Tax Law: It Makes Baseball Trades Harder

As President Trump congratulated the World Series champion Houston Astros at a White House ceremony last week, he also heaped praise on himself and congressional Republicans for passing a sweeping tax cut last year. He hailed Representative Kevin Brady of Texas, the House’s chief tax writer and an Astros superfan, as “the king of those tax cuts.”

What he did not mention is that the new tax law Mr. Brady helped draft, and which Mr. Trump signed, levies a large new tax on the Astros, and similar franchises across professional sports.

 


 

 

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