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Morning Mound Visit: Texas Rangers aren’t offering refunds to season ticket holders

Rangers fans get Captain Cash as a consolation; Baseball’s language barrier or lack thereof; University of Illinois’ analytics

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Adam J. Morris | Lone Star Ball: The Texas Rangers have communicated to season ticket holders that they aren’t offering refunds on the missed games from April nor any refund of any kind. The Rangers’ policy is one of the least generous in baseball, and the team is sitting on money that several fans could use right now.

Patrick Dubuque | Baseball Prospectus: The KBO returned on Monday night/Tuesday morning, and Patrick Dubuque reflected on what it was like to watch a league he’s less familiar with broadcast in a language he doesn’t understand.

University of Illinois: A short documentary, “Runs and Data: The Science of Illinois Baseball,” highlights the analytics department of the University of Illinois. Tracking systems are standardized at the major league level, but colleges are responsible for installing their own systems in their stadium. U of I turned to Flightscope and a computer science/astronomy major to give them an analytical edge.