Effectively Wild Episode 1203: Bullpen Brawlers and Statcast Crossovers


Ben Lindbergh and Jeff Sullivan banter about a recent spat of basebrawls, Clint Hurdle vs. Javier Baez and bat flips, Shohei Ohtani’s latest heroics, what bullpens do during brawls, and a fun-fact-free player, then bring on MLB Advanced Media’s Mike Petriello (23:19) to discuss what’s new with (and next for) Statcast, the system’s growing pains and commitment to accuracy, writing for a league-owned entity, MLBAM’s philosophy about rolling out enhancements, the most exciting (and most overrated) Statcast players, why Statcast stats get released, the data imbalance between teams and outside analysts, how Statcast has changed the writing process, a Statcast quiz, and more.

Audio intro: Clem Snide, "Don’t Be Afraid of Your Anger"
Audio interstitial: D’Angelo and The Vanguard, "Back to the Future (Part I)"
Audio outro: Stereo Total, "Vive le Week-End"

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