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Simulating national all-star teams


Making AL and NL all-star teams is boring. Let's make all-star teams based on players' birthplace and simulate how they'd do against each other.

Graph of the Day: Aroldis Chapman's Fastball


Aroldis Chapman, 21 year old fireballer from Cuba, defected yesterday and is ready to come to the MLB. Today's graph of the day takes a look at the fastball he showed in the WBC and how it stacks...

Fidel Castro Has Read Another Book...


Asians are not as physically strong as their western rivals. Nor are they as explosive. But strength sufficient is not enough to defeat the reflexes that their players have developed; and explosiveness in itself cannot compensate for the methodology and sangfroid of their athletes. Korea has tried to look for more heavily-built men who are capable of hitting more forcefully. Our hopes were based on the patriotic dedication of our athletes and the fervor with which they defend their honor and their people, from a pool which is several times, even dozens of times, lesser in human resources as compared, for example, with Japan, discounting from those resources those that are weak in conscience and permit themselves to be bribed by our enemies. But this is not enough to maintain our supremacy in baseball. We have to apply methods that are more technical and scientific when we develop our sports figures. Our country’s excellent educational and sports base allows for that.

WBC PITCHf/x: Más de Cuba


Cuba faces Japan in another re-match of the 2006 World Baseball Classic final.  This time, the loser goes home but the winner only qualifies for the semi-finals.  In Cuba's last game, they...

Cuba PITCHf/x


Cuba and Japan got together in San Diego for a rematch of the 2006 WBC Championship.  It's a rare treat to see the Cubans play on American soil, and getting PITCHf/x on their star pitchers is a...

Fidel Castro Has Read The Book


The dangerous and emblematic Ichiro, who had already failed on three occasions, hit a single. The Japanese coach ordered a bunt from the second – and without doubt first-rate – batter of the team, and as a result, presented the opponents with their second out. I am sure that, for our experienced team, that would seemed an error whichever elemental way it is analyzed.

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