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[Brian] Cashman also said home runs are traveling about eight feet farther so far this year...

[Brian] Cashman also said home runs are traveling about eight feet farther so far this year compared to last season. 'It's possible that the ballpark is a home run-type park,' Cashman said in an interview before his talk. 'We'll see. The ball is going farther in every park, not just ours.'

ESPN There's some discussion about this at a few places. Baltimore Birds Nest crunches some HitTracker numbers and concludes there is little reason to have confidence in Cashman's statement. From there, a discussion at Tango's Blog talks about how accurate the various systems are for tracking home run distance, and whether or not BIS or STATS can be trusted. It is concluded BIS and STATS are "garbage" by MGL. Also, Cashman's statement may have been based on information that is at least a week old it appears. This is the kind of discussion I have to either spend a while compounding or what for someone to come over in the comments and summarize well.

The Mariners have hired Tom Tango as a consultant to assist them in pushing forward their...

The Mariners have hired Tom Tango as a consultant to assist them in pushing forward their advancement into the 21st century of statistical analysis. If you’ve been reading [USSMariner] for a while, you know who Tango is - we’ve learned/borrowed heavily from his work over the years, and he’s stopped by to comment once in a while as well. I think it’s fair to say that, right now, Tom is the leading analyst of the day in public advancement of statistical analysis. If you wanted to know what the best practice for current analysis is, you wouldn’t go to Bill James or Nate Silver, you’d go to Tom Tango. He’s the gold standard of analysts publishing their work, and he’s made significant strides in pushing forward the understanding of baseball through his writings. Seriously, if you had given me a magic lamp before the new GM search began and said "you get three wishes", one of them would have been "Let the new GM hire Tango".

USSMariner - I haven't seen Tom mention this at his blog, but I'll keep my eye out
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