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"You can say that the game we love has issues. Acknowledge this, though: Game Five of the ALDS was the best version of this kind of baseball we can get. It had amazing pitchers and talented hitters and, when called upon, good fielders using the 2020 mix of data to know where to be, and their skills to know what to do when the ball was hit to them."