Let’s start this out with a welcome, delicious screenshot, courtesy of Steve Kinsella:
Here’s Kevin Cash on Jake Odorizzi’s start, saying that it was the most off he’s seen Odorizzi from a strike-throwing perspective, maybe ever. Oof.
- Mike Lortz continued his excellent FanGraphs series on the Rays attendance.
- Russell Carleton says to cool our jets on talking about The Fly Ball Revolution. Or at the very least, that it’s complicated.
- Jim Turvey noticed that teams with homer friendly stadiums are winning more right now. I remember an article (that I can’t now find) on The Hardball Times from many years ago noting the exact opposite. Does this have to do with the change in the action of fly balls?
- This is cool. Which former teams do today’s teams most resemble? For the Rays it’s the 1997 Oakland Athletics.