MLB’s analytics revolution led to more home runs — but it’s striking out with many who love the game

MLB's analytics revolution led to more home runs — but it's striking out with many who love the game

The great filmmaker Ron Shelton was trying to be funny, and succeeding, when he wrote the scene in “Bull Durham” in which veteran minor league catcher Crash Davis attempts to teach young Nuke LaLoosh about becoming a proper professional pitcher. “Don’t try to strike everybody out,” Davis says. “Strikeouts are boring. Besides that, they’re fascist. Throw … Read more

ESPN paywalling features, analysis behind ESPN+

ESPN paywalling features, analysis behind ESPN+

ESPN plans to move much of its high-profile, feature-type writing and analysis content to ESPN+, The Post has learned. The change is being made to further boost the direct-to-consumer ESPN+ service. The initiative is in line with Disney’s recent announcement to shift its main focus to direct-to-consumer products. Sources said that breaking news and investigative … Read more

2020 All-Big Ten football teams? Predicting players, coach of the year

2020 All-Big Ten football teams? Predicting players, coach of the year

The USA Today Sports Network’s preseason All-Big Ten football team and superlatives, based on a vote of 11 writers who cover the Big Ten in the Network:  Offense QB Justin Fields, Ohio State RB Stevie Scott, Indiana RB Trey Sermon, Ohio State WR Rashod Bateman, Minnesota WR Rondale Moore, Purdue [ Want more Michigan football and MSU coverage? Download … Read more

Playing the Market Is a Bad Idea, Especially Now

Playing the Market Is a Bad Idea, Especially Now

This article provides information and education for investors. NerdWallet does not offer advisory or brokerage services, nor does it recommend or advise investors to buy or sell particular stocks or securities. The current day trading boom will end as these frenzies always do: in tears. While we wait for the inevitable crash, let’s review not … Read more