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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

April 6, 2011

Install the Offense Quickly

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

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