Chris Sale Tipping His Own Pitches?

Super fascinating breakdown of one potential reason, the probable AL Cy Young winner, got hit so hard in Game 1 of the ALDS

Fun Fact while looking at Chris Sale’s Baseball Reference page: He as led the league in HBP twice and 2 other years he was in the top 5 in the league. Furthermore, here is a strange list.

In the other ALDS game last night, Trevor Bauer, looked Sale-esque and threw 6 and 2/3 shutout 2 hit baseball. On another high note, former Cincinnati Red and all around good guy, Jay Bruce, hit a 2 run HR to open up the lead last night. The Indians look like the real deal and their pitching might carry them all the way. This pitching staff feels so much like the late 90’s Braves.

Last note: can we please pick different names for the clubs from Cleveland and Atlanta soon? Perhaps this offseason. I think the Cleveland Erie would make for a great name (a ghost for a mascot?!) and the Atlanta Traffic could be fun too (cars, buses, trucks for mascots, with a big loop for another logo, or if we’re sticking with the bird theme (Falcons, Hawks) perhaps the Atlanta Kites (bird or inanimate flying object) or Atlanta Owls or Atlanta Osprey.

Explain this to me

The Environmental Protection Agency is spending nearly $25,000 to construct a secure, soundproof communications booth in the office of Administrator Scott Pruitt

I have no clue why this is necessary. Further I struggle speculate what could be possibly so important that an EPA Chief must discuss privately.

Source: The Washington Post

I think this will make for an interesting reoccurring post, if only to see the timeline that it could create over a quarter or 6 month span.

 

WUGC 2016 – USA vs Japan Men’s Gold Medal Game

Ultimate Frisbee is a wonderful sport, not simply because it is one that I’ve been able to participate in (despite my height and relative lack of strength), but for so many reasons. Perhaps my favorite part of Ultimate Frisbee is that games are self-referee’d, and fouls/penalties (of which there are regularly relatively few) are called and debated amongst the players. This match video is quite long but is a great example of the sport, at the highest level. Over the next few weeks and months I’ll post some of my favorite other game videos.