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August 17, 2011

When batters swing, and when they don’t: At THT, Josh Weinstock graphs pitcher and batter behavior based on the count.

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Game Theory – End of Game Pitch Location: Fangraphs’ Jeff Zimmerman on where and where not to locate a pitch if seeking a particular outcome.

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July 25, 2011

Why it’s almost always a bad idea to go for a two-point conversion in the first half: Smart Football’s Chris Brown writes about why going for 2 early is a sub-optimal strategy.

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July 20, 2011

Footloose and Fastball-Free: At BP, Sam Miller discusses whether we’ll ever see an all-fastball pitcher, and the strategic implications thereof.

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June 9, 2011

Walkthrough: Second-and-10: At FO, Mike Tanier looks at the phenomenon of running the ball on 2nd-and-10.

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June 3, 2011

Game Theory in Practice: Smackdown Meta-Strategy: Ben Morris of Skeptical Sports Analysis discusses the game theory behind his Stat Geek Smackdown showdown with Steve Ilardi.

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June 1, 2011

Bill James Poscast; How To End The Intentional Walk: SI’s Joe Posnanski chats with Bill James and wonders how to end the intentional walk.

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May 16, 2011

BPA drafting as a way of optimizing buyer’s remorse: A note on ‘Best Player Available’ draft theory from Code and Football.

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April 29, 2011

Was going for 2, down 3 with 13.8 left the right call?: Scott Sereday of 48 Minutes of Hell breaks down the decision to go for a quick 2 + foul rather than attempting a tying 3.

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April 12, 2011

How to reduce penalties (and increase scoring) in the NHL

A radical hockey proposition from The Book’s Tangotiger Link

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April 11, 2011

Do you walk a batter in extra innings with 2 outs to face the pitcher?

Tangotiger of The Book Blog weighs the decision’s pros and cons statistically. Link

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April 6, 2011

Install the Offense Quickly

Smart Football’s Chris Brown applies economic theory to coaching offensive football. Link

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