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Wednesday, May 01, 2019

Is it time for A’s to panic after fifth consecutive loss to end April?

The A’s mustered just three hits Tuesday night in an ugly 5-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. It was Oakland’s fifth straight defeat, marking the team’s longest losing streak since 2017.

Oakland now has lost 8 of its last 11 games and is a season-worst four games below .500 at 14-18. Sure, we can keep telling ourselves it’s still early, but the truth is that the A’s are now 20 percent of the way through the season and showing some serious issues.

“Little funk going on right now, across the board,” A’s manager Bob Melvin told reporters. “We haven’t played great defense, we haven’t pitched very well, we haven’t swung the bats very well. But we’ll come out of it. It’s just a part of the season that’s difficult. We’ve got to remain positive and these guys will.”

QLE Posted: May 01, 2019 at 05:48 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, the sky is falling

Friday, April 12, 2019

Get used to it, baseball: NBA teams pass MLB in average value for first time ever

It’s been a long time coming, but it might be time to finally make it official: The NBA has surpassed MLB as America’s second-biggest sports league.

That’s the conclusion that rang out with Forbes’ annual team valuations, which attempts to put a number on the dollar value of each team in the four major North American sports leagues. For the first time ever, the average NBA team’s value came in above the average MLB team.

As usual, the NFL reigned supreme while the NHL represented a somewhat distant fourth place.

Isn’t team value a pretty lousy way to measure the popularity of a sport, compared to metrics that actually analyze the audience of a sport?

 

 

QLE Posted: April 12, 2019 at 08:21 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: mlb, nba, popularity, the sky is falling

Wednesday, April 03, 2019

Here are 5 stats that basically sums up how disastrous the Cubs’ season has been so far

Sooooo how’d everyone’s weekend go?! Enjoying the return of baseball?!

There’s something about the Cubs’ IMMEDIATE descent into panic-mode that I find deeply respectable. Picking up right where they left off, and all that.

Things were bad in Texas, but things have been ugly in Atlanta. How bad? How ugly? Let’s jump right in

I don’t get it- how did the drunks who usually made up the Cubs fanbase get to be as obnoxious as the pseudo-intellectuals in the Red Sox fanbase so very fast?

 

QLE Posted: April 03, 2019 at 03:55 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: cubs, fip, the sky is falling, walks

 

 

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