FG on Fox: Smart Things Baseball Players Said This Year

Talk to the players as much as you can. Read about what they think. They are smart about baseball, and they can tell you things you never thought of before.

Nobody knows as much about the physical aspect of game play as the men who actually suit up to play it. Knowledge of the mechanics of the game of baseball should inform best practices, even if those insights come in a different form and language from the results we get from empirical research. So talk to the players. I have, and they’ve said some very smart things.

10) Sam Fuld, Athletics’ outfielder: “Ever notice that nobody talks about the length of the games when they talk about injuries being up around baseball?”

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With a phone full of pictures of pitchers' fingers, strange beers, and his two toddler sons, Eno Sarris can be found at the ballpark or a brewery most days. Read him here, writing about the A's or Giants at The Athletic, or about beer at October. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris if you can handle the sandwiches and inanity.

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Sam Fuld
9 years ago

I do have an economics degree from Stanford.