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Baseball: Engaging the audience – Part 2

You want to attract fans? Help them engage with the game. Continue reading

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Baseball, wheelhouses, and the effects of technological change on language

  If you watch baseball on TV, you’ve almost certainly heard an announcer describe a pitch as being in the batter’s wheelhouse when the pitch is in the area of the strike zone where the batter has the most success … Continue reading

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Baseball: Engaging the audience – Part 1

An earlier Info Monkey article suggested that the audience for e-sports is just the audience MLB (and every other major sport) wants to attract. It also argued that tinkering with tiny adjustments to speed up the game isn’t likely to … Continue reading

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Baseball: Speeding up the game is not the answer

The powers-that-be in major league baseball (MLB) want to speed up the game. Why? Part of the reason is a perception that baseball has an age problem. According to Sports Media Watch approximately half of the TV viewers of the 2013 … Continue reading

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Negotiating the Strike Zone During a Major League Baseball Game

Baseball is a game of brilliant and beautiful contrasts. People who don’t understand the game describe it as slow when in fact there is so much going on between one pitch and the next that it takes careful concentration and … Continue reading

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WAR: Wins Above Replacement – What is it Good For?

“WAR! Huh! Good God. What is it good for? “Absolutely nothing” according to the song by Edwin Starr. Many major league baseball analysts  disagree. WAR (Wins Above Replacement) has become one of the most oft-cited statistics among those who take an … Continue reading

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