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I'm curious what qualifies for other readers as "The Sam Miller article I think about most often." Mine is Alex's honorable mention of MLB talent evaluation in a world without stats (https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/18683274/in-world-stats-baseball-best-player). I love pitching this concept to people because it's so polarizing, yet the responses I hear basically break down into the four categories Sam outlined.

Honorable mentions:

Imagining a 50 inning baseball game -- https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21986511/what-happen-baseball-game-went-50-innings

Skunk in the outfield -- https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20294816/skunk-outfield-how-most-epic-trick-play-history-broke-baseball

Which Shohei Ohtani is the most fun Shohei Ohtani (for a while there, this one grew more fun every year) -- https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/21678789/which-shohei-ohtani-most-fun-shohei-ohtani

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Way late for this, but I'm just catching up. Skunk in the outfield and baseball's greatest hoax are two of my favorites. This is another:

https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/30430/the-best-of-sam-miller-the-14-heroes-of-sundays-odorbautista-brawl/

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I've shared the "Baseball's Greatest Hoax" to so many people: https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/19409/pebble-hunting-baseballs-greatest-hoax/

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There should be a tier where you can pay for a version where Sam reads his work - I basically read it in his voice anyways!

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Get their asses. I HATE PLAYOFF ODDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Does no internet Saturday include no reading/writing on Substack? I hope not. I'm confident I could ditch everything else but i draw the line with my 'Stack time!πŸ™‚πŸ‘βšΎοΈ

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Totally off-topic, but: I read my Substacks on my Android phone in the app. The past few days, I've noticed that the articles (you and Craig Calcaterra, primarily) are having problems with hyperlinks. That is, of you hyperlink a phrase, it's cutting off the phrase with an ellipsis... after about five words. Really annoying. I'd this happening to anyone else?

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Sorry about this. It's a bug and will be fixed in the next release.

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Fricking Swype and autocorrect. "IF you hyperlink..." and "IS this happening..."

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That's weird. I'll make shorter hyperlinks to be safe.

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Also, know that the full link is still saved... It's just a bug in how it is rendered. After the fix they will show in full again.

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2021 for me is the sticky stuff/foreign substances year. It was all that was talked about. Spin rates, spider tack, pat-downs. Wild times.

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That's good. If they enforce it and/or change the ball then that will be when we remember it starting.

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No internet day sounds really interesting. Good tip about the notecard.

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I guessed 112. I was way off!

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