Effectively Wild Episode 1921: Always Tell Me the Odds

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben’s baseball Facebook friend recommendations, the Phillies’ odds against the Astros in the World Series, Kyle Schwarber’s mechanical bull ride, a hidden perk of the Astros’ pitching depth, whether we judge managers too much by their rings, the career and legacy of Dave Dombrowski, the Marlins hiring Skip Schumaker as manager, the length of games this postseason, and Shohei Ohtani’s old team drafting another two-way player, followed by Stat Blasts (1:10:37) about when the AL/NL’s cumulative HR total overtook its cumulative SB total, a pitcher pinch running for the DH, and George Springer and the most hits before a first pinch hit, plus a Past Blast from 1921.

Audio intro: Free, “Be My Friend
Audio outro: Thrush Hermit, “Skip the Life

Link to FG WS odds
Link to reliever familiarity research
Link to video of Schwarber’s ride
Link to Posnanski on Davey Johnson
Link to post on Dombrowski history
Link to Bannister’s Dombrowski thread
Link to MLBTR on Schumaker
Link to MLB.com on Schumaker
Link to Sam on nicknames
Link to study on manager demographics
Link to report on manager demographics
Link to more on manager demographics
Link to Acta’s mound tweet
Link to MLB.com on game lengths
Link to annual postseason offense
Link to research on scoring and upsets
Link to Yazawa news
Link to Shinjo jersey news
Link to Stathead
Link to Ryan Nelson’s Twitter
Link to EW emails database
Link to CloseCallSports video
Link to 1921 story source
Link to SABR on the ’21 World Series
Link to Jacob Pomrenke’s website
Link to Jacob Pomrenke on Twitter

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