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Ian Malinowski

Managing Editor

Ian Malinowski is a baseball analyst with a degree in history from The Florida State University. He has contributed to the Jewish Daily Forward and the The Process Report, and he used to write about FSU baseball, basketball, and wiffle ball at Somebody to Leon. Now living in Brooklyn (but go Renegades), he has five times been a Florida State Fiddle Champion.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Rays Tank: Extra bad in extras

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It was the James Loney show until the eleventh inning last night, with the Rays first baseman both chipping in a home run and a costly throwing error. Come extras, though, the other Rays decided to...

Rays Tank: The worst pitch in baseball

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It's ours.

Rays Tank: On managers and luck

55

Plus, is there racial wage discrimination in baseball?

Desmond Jennings or Brandon Guyer?

24

It's not really a question.

Is the 2014 Rays K% historic?

14

Yes. Maybe.

Tank: Clutch exists, but it's not really clutch

69

Also, Brett was up late, and Josh Sale was up late too often.

GameThread
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GDT: The later innings are more important, anyway.

Leverage at the beginning of a game is always 1, and that's boring. Who cares about the beginnings of games?

Rays Tank: No sweep, but a Gillaspie sighting

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The Cubs averted a retro sweep, which is around 1/3 worse for your playoff chances than a regular sweep. Now, on to a four game series in Texas, which is 1/3 bigger than a normal three-game series. ...

Rays Tank: Hellickson in the air; 3,000

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Yesterday was the anniversary of this: Apparently Steve Kinsella was there, and the ball sailed over his head. Can you find him in the crowd? Something almost as rare as hitting a home run for...

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