I tell ya, whatever one wants to say about baseball as an anachronism and, ya know…. a white peoples’ anachronism in these diverse times…. Baseball is popular, and for baseball a lot of thing go right these days.
Let’s face it, baseball is superior to football amirite.
The Ricketts… cuz I was wondering, who was it that hired Theo and the other stat heads that made the Cubs awesome
Boy, in 2009 $ the Cubs were $875M. Seems very cheap now.
I see a big key to these teams’ success in their relief monsters.
It’s my contention Chapman is probably the hardest thrower we’ve seen, ever, by a little. It’s probably right to guess that Nolan Ryan had seasons, pre—radar, where he sat at 102. Chapman is probably a tick faster. Chapman also superficially appears to have the longest leg to torso ratio of any human ever. He’s tall anyway, but much of it is stork legs. As a thrower I compare him to a freak of nature like Randy Johnson.
Andrew Miller throws what, a mere 97. I was looking up his bbref, guy doesn’t give up any hits. I haven’t seen him cuz we don’t have ESPN. He’s left handed, I’m guessing he’s got a Steve Carlton type slider that does a fractal edge change of directions.
There’s a lot of poseur-ism in Cubs fandom but they do deserve to win. It’s not like they are the Yankees. Good team, they’d seem to have the edge on talent.