Effectively Wild Episode 1766: Fingers in Several Rays Pies

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Meg Rowley and erstwhile Effectively Wild co-host and current Tampa Bay Rays employee Jeff Sullivan discuss World Series game start times, how Jeff’s job has changed compared to the 2020 season, Wander Franco, the Rays’ uniforms, what it is like to root (and work) for a team in the playoffs, the Rays’ ALDS against Boston, our emotional experience of momentum, and what it’s like to prepare for an uncertain offseason.

Audio intro: John Sebastian, “Welcome Back
Audio outro: Broken Bells, “October

Link to Devan Fink on Martín Maldonado crowding the plate
Link to Ben Clemens on the marginal pitchers in big playoff spots
Link to Jay Jaffe on the ever-expanding postseason bullpen
Link to Jay on postseason starters with limited experience
Link to Rob Arthur on Jose Altuve and Carlos Correa’s postseason clutchness
Link to Evan Drellich on how an MLB lockout would work

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Meg is the managing editor of FanGraphs and the co-host of Effectively Wild. Prior to joining FanGraphs, her work appeared at Baseball Prospectus, Lookout Landing, and Just A Bit Outside. You can follow her on twitter @megrowler.

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ihatepantsmember
6 months ago

Any research on if the rise in strikeouts/ three true outcomes has resulted in more pitches per nine innings when scores are similaror more pitches per at bat? More pitches requires more time per game.

Also is fingers in pies more tied to making the pie versus eating the pies🤔… back when people made them by hand.