Foul Reporting on MLB Fan Safety and Foul Balls: Real Problems and Inaccuracies in HBO Real Sports Foul Ball Episode, PART II

20160702_183656Part II of my report exposing the inaccuracies of Bryant Gumbel’s “Real Sports” episode 229 covers the later data found in this episode. As noted in Part I, Gumbel’s report sensationalized foul ball related injuries to the point of being preposterous. The historical research, to be blunt, was appallingly non-existent, and the piece misrepresented reality, and even showed clips which contradicted the words coming from Gumbel’s mouth.

The second part of the episode was no better.

At about 8:15 Gumbel asserts that over 15 months, three fans were seriously injured. While nobody ever wants to see any other fan injured, that comes to one fan every five months. To put this into perspective: The season is about 6.5 months long. I’ll be generous and rouns up to seven. That means, based on Gumbel’s argument, 1.5 fans get seriously injured each season. Let me reiterate that: 1.5 fans are seriously injured each season. Considering each team has millions of fans over the course of each season, this is hardly an argument worth having. But Gumbel is stating this is for the entire league. Forbes and others note the 2015 Major League Baseball season had nearly 74 million fans in attendance. Again, I’ll be conservative and simply say 73, given the number reported is 73.8. If I understand my calculator shorthand correctly that comes out to be .00000000233% (my calculator reads 2,328767123287671e-8) of fans in attendance are “seriously injured” by a foul ball per season.

 

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Ed Comber (VP Of The BBBA/Owner – foulballz.com)  

Which NL Pitcher can Stop Clayton Kershaw From Winning Another Cy Young Award?

Is it possible for a pitcher to take home a Cy Young award despite missing nearly half a season? Judging from what Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw did before he landed on the disabled list and how the rest of his competition has performed since, it sure is.

The southpaw hasn’t pitched since losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates on June 26, but it’s not outrageous to say he’s still the National League’s best pitcher. Despite spotting his competition about two months, he still leads the league in fWAR (5.5) and bWAR (4.8). The biggest question right now is whether or not he’ll return to a big-league mound before the regular season finishes.

The likelihood of that increased with some good news, as J.P. Hoornstra of the L.A. News Group reported on Tuesday. Kershaw escaped a 40-pitch bullpen unscathed and is scheduled for a 60-pitch simulated game later this week. As he continues ramping up, the final step before re-entering the Dodgers’ rotation will be one rehab start.

The award has basically been Kershaw’s to lose all season, with a big determination now being how many starts he can rack up upon getting activated off the DL. There’s still about a month left, which is plenty of time for other contenders to separate themselves from the pack by having a strong finish.

Here are seven NL pitchers who have a shot at preventing Kershaw from winning yet another Cy Young. It all depends on how the last month goes.

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Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 8/24/16

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Daily Matchups for 8/24/2016

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Jose Fernandez

Yu Darvish

Kyle Hendricks

Masahiro Tanaka

Zack Greinke

Matt Boyd


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Michael Brantley’s 2016 Minor League Rehab Details & #s

as you already know, Michael Brantley had surgery on August 15. not only did that end his season, but it also put an end to his rehabilitation for 2016. that means i can calculate and do a thorough breakdown of all his rehab numbers. (note: i am linking 3 different blogs here.)

to see Brantley’s daily rehab updates and Minor League game details from his 2nd DL Stint in 2016, click here.

to see Brantley’s July 2016 Minor League Rehab #s, click here.

to see Brantley’s Overall 2016 Minor League Rehab #s, click here.

Blue Jays Fans Shouldn’t Hold Their Breath for Joey Votto

DESPITE FANS CLAMORING FOR THE BLUE JAYS TO TRADE FOR JOEY VOTTO, THE CANADIAN SLUGGER IS NOT LIKELY TO COME TO TORONTO.

 

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Joey Votto is Canadian. Joey Votto is a lefty bat. Joey Votto would be amazing in a Blue Jays uniform. But, Joey Votto is not coming to Toronto. 

 

For months now, fans of the Toronto Blue Jays have been begging and pleading to anyone who will listen that a trade for Joey Votto needs to be done. It has been talked about so much that some people are actually starting to believe that it will happen.  And, you can’t really blame them. The deal would make sense. The Blue Jays need a left handed batter. They could use a solid first baseman. And, the fact that he is Canadian makes everything that much sweeter.

 

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MLB Foul Ball Week in Review (August 15-21): Pence Victim of Baseball Gods, Racist Tweet and Using the Force

Major League Baseball ended the week of August 15-21, 2016 with over nearly 140 Foul Ball Facials (#FoulBallFacials) in nearly 135 games. These are only those fans hit in the head area at MLB games as self-reported on Twitter. That equates to one fan per day of play. It seems like a lot, and it is, but over 60% indicate they weren’t paying attention.

But that’s not the only thing going on with foul balls this week. Here’s the rundown of the best and worst foul ball and fan-related actions from the past week:

DID THEY SEE IT?

This. I don’t know how to describe it. Is it The Force being used? Is it something else? An angel in the bullpen? This ball shot past the third base umpire, who moved out of the way quickly, and toward the Cubs bullpen. Every reliever was oblivious to it. The ball appears to careen off something, but again, none of the pitchers seem to even see it. You decide what happened:

Cubs bullpen is oblivious?

UMPIRES

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High Desert and Bakersfield move to Carolina League

Sad news today. According to a source within Minor League Baseball, the California League will announce the contraction of the Bakersfield Blaze and the High Desert Mavericks later today. In the past few months, you could read here several posts with speculations about possible moves. Now it appears that those speculations were pretty close to the truth.

For years these two clubs have been named in rumors about two Cal League teams that would be moved to the East Coast.

More on the sad news can be read here.

Daily Fantasy MLB DFS Picks For Fanduel, DraftKings, and Fanpicks 8/23/16

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Daily Matchups for 8/23/2016

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Jake Arrieta

Madison Bumgarner

Jaime Garcia

Danny Salazar

Joe Musgrove


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Yoenis Cespedes Couldn’t be More Perfect for the Bright Lights of New York

Since baseball is a game of failure, it’s imperative for players to remain confident when they’re not successful. It’s even more imperative for those playing in large media markets to not be fazed by the fans and reporters who monitor their every move.

Understandably so, playing in a big city isn’t for everybody, but New York Mets outfielderYoenis Cespedes appears to thrive on it more than anything else.

When he was acquired from the Detroit Tigers minutes before the non-waiver trade deadline last summer, he was expected to immediately become “the man” in New York’s lineup. Mets fans know how often players live up to those kinds of expectations upon landing in Flushing.

So, the fact that he’s lived up to them by hitting .290/.353/.584 with 42 home runs and 108 RBI in 154 games since joining the Mets is shocking. It’s also why fans hope Cespedes either decides against using his opt-out clause after this season, or New York finds a way to keep him with the organization via another contract.

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Milwaukee Brewers Week in Review: August 15-21

The week in review:  The Milwaukee Brewers ended their week on a high note with a dramatic comeback victory over Seattle on Sunday, as they put up four runs in the ninth inning. The rest of the week was one the players and fans would like to forget. The Crew lost six straight, dropping four games to the Chicago Cubs and then the first two in Seattle.

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