Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, August 23, 2022 -- "The Dog Days of August"


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"Over the weekend, I mentioned on Slack and Twitter that we were in the middle of a laughably poor offensive August. After a big Sunday and a historically small Monday, the league is now hitting .244/.311/.391 in August. That’s the worst it has hit since April (.232/.307/.369), and a shockingly low level of offense for what is traditionally the best-hitting month of the season. In fact, over the last week, offense is more or less what it was during that deadball April: .237/.305/.377."