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MLBits: Shortstop Extension Frenzy Coming? Who’s Happy About the Deadened Baseball? More – bleachernation.com

Lindor and the Mets? Correa and the Astros? Things to watch closely. Also, who is already happy about the newly-deadened baseball?

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I’m listening to this book right now – The Book of Why – which is ostensibly about cause and effect in the world of statistics, and it has me thinking hard about the intersection of our two worlds: baseball and numbers.
One of my biggest takeaways from the early chapters is our general reluctance to ascribe cause to any particular effect in the name of statistics. For example (and I’m paraphrasing the book here) everyone knows the saying ‘correlation does not equal causation,’ and we all think we…

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