Friday, October 9, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, October 9, 2020 -- "What I'm Watching"


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"This October, I’ve laid off the Ball Go Far... stuff, because I think the point has largely been made outside of a number of broadcast booths. Short sequence offense wins in the playoffs, and it’s gratifying to see, some days, my entire Twitter feed making the point for me. This series, it must be said, has been all about the dingers: The Yankees have 16 of their 23 runs on homers, the Rays have 15 of their 19. That’s more than three-quarters of the runs in a postseason series coming on the long ball."