Friday, May 21, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, May 21, 2021 -- "Fun (?) With Numbers, the Sub- (.200) Mariners"

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"Those no-hitters are a symptom of the problem, not the problem itself. The problem is that in a league hitting .236 some teams are going to come in far below that. As the league is making history, some teams are chasing it -- and tons of breaking balls in  the dirt -- as well."