Ben Lindbergh

Ben Lindbergh


Writer/podcaster @ringer. @EWPod co-host and co-author of The MVP Machine and The Only Rule Is It Has to Work. Ex-@Grantland33, @FiveThirtyEight, @baseballpro.

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Wrote @ringer  about how the new naval drama Greyhound compares to the book it's based on, and why the adaptation is disappointing despite the presence of two things that almost always make me want to watch a movie: Tom Hanks and submarines

Also wrote @ringer  about what MLB's new three-batter-minimum rule will and won't change and why we should mourn the Waxahachie Swap, with thoughts from @robneyer , @jerryblevins , and @realweswright 

Took a long look @ringer  at MLB's tentative attempts to police a type of rule-breaking behavior that's more widespread and probably more powerful than PEDs or sign stealing: using spin-enhancing foreign substances.

why say it out loud to no one when you could be saying it out loud to thousands of perplexed podcast listeners

On the new @EWPod , @megrowler  and I discuss testing results, Posey and Kopech opting out, and Vlad Jr.'s position switch, followed by @curlyfro  on Black baseball history, @buckweaver  on the 1919 flu mask game, and @jerryblevins  on the 3-batter-minimum rule.

You can catch me on @MLBNetwork 's MLB Now from 4-5 ET today. I'll be talking about the Betts extension, the wandering Blue Jays, the statistical strangeness of a 60-game season, and more with @JonHeyman , @Al_Leiter22 , Brian Kenny, and whoever this guy is.

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Wrote @ringer  about NASA's Office of Planetary Protection, which tries to keep spacecraft and rovers like @NasaPersevere  from spreading Earth germs to other potentially habitable worlds or bringing nasty bugs back with them. We have enough of those already.

On top of the COVID clusters that have jeopardized its season, MLB is also reeling from an unprecedented pitcher injury epidemic that has sidelined some of the sport's top arms. I wrote @ringer  about why it's happening and whether it will continue.

About to hop on @MLBNetwork 's #MLBNow  to talk about pitcher injuries. (There have been a bunch of them.)

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Giving away 3 signed copies of The Only Rule to randomly selected people who retweet this by the end of the day. Go!

To celebrate the launch of The MVP Machine, @Sawchik_Trib  and I are giving away three copies of the book, autographed by both of us, via random drawing. Retweet this by the end of today to enter. We'll notify the winners after midnight PST.

Great shot, questionable shot selection: the J.R. Smith of White Walkers

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Tired: Playoff races Wired: Khris Davis going for a record fourth consecutive season with the same batting average Needs to finish with one hit in 3/4/5 at-bats, or two hits in 7/8/9 at-bats.

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