Effectively Wild Episode 1373: Podcasts Per Hour

Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller banter about Shohei Ohtani’s return, Mike Fiers’ no-hitter, and the hard-luck Reds, do a Stat Blast and banter about True Wins vs. no-hitters and other standout starts, and answer listener emails about baseball and the gambler’s fallacy, umpires estimating the outcome of every batted ball (and whether pitchers, hitters, or fielders are the most dispensable players on the field from an entertainment standpoint), why we measure pitch speeds in mph rather than ft/s (and whether we should adjust the way we present spin rate), whether NL managers have it harder than AL managers, the long-term stylistic evolution of baseball, and more (plus, Lenny Harris sends his regards to Jeff).

Audio intro: Jason Falkner, "Say it’s True"
Audio outro: Wilco, "Tried and True"

Link to Simmons catch
Link to Sam on Simmons
Link to Sam on Simmons again
Link to Syndergaard bobblehead
Link to FG post about mph vs. ft/s
Link to explanation of why Sprint Speed is measured in ft/s
Link to Ben on today’s players being the best
Link to Harris video
Link to preorder The MVP Machine

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