Did MLB De-Juice The Ball Right Before The Playoffs?

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Four Important Reasons You Should Try Nighttime Breastfeeding
Tuesday October 15, 2019

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Suns trim down roster, waive Kramer, Odiase, Owens
Tuesday October 15, 2019

The Phoenix Suns waived forward David Kramer, center Norense Odiase and forward Tariq Owens on Tuesday. Kramer, 22, was on the Suns’ summer league team after playing for four years professionally in Germany. He did not play in the preseason due to a stress reaction in his left tibia. The Texas Tech product Odiase played […]

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Arsenal Is Wasting What Remains Of Mesut Özil’s Prime
Wednesday October 16, 2019

Unai Emery moved to the Premier League with an impressive resume. He managed Sevilla to three consecutive Europa League titles from 2013-14 to 2015-16, and he helped Paris Saint-Germain return to its perch atop the French soccer pyramid in 2018. His arrival in North London was mostly met with hope and goodwill. Arsène Wenger’s stewardship […]

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Rumors are swirling around MLB that the ball has been deadened for the postseason, leading to a decline in home runs after a historically dinger-filled season. Our team discusses the merits of these claims and, more importantly, whether MLB should be manipulating the ball.
The 2019 WNBA season wrapped up with the Washington Mystics claiming their first championship title in a Game 5 win over the Connecticut Sun. The Athletic’s Lyndsey D’Arcangelo joins us to reflect on the season and to forecast the league’s ongoing CBA negotiations.
Finally, our Rabbit Hole honors the most decorated gymnast of all time, Simone Biles, and takes stock of what Team USA’s performance at the World Gymnastics Championships signifies about our strategy for the 2020 Olympics.
What we’re looking at this week:

Rob Arthur’s work on the drag on the ball this postseason in Baseball Prospectus.
Jay Jaffe of FanGraphs is less convinced that there are significant changes to the ball.
The Washington Post breaks down the victories from this season’s WNBA and the battles still to come.
We can’t stop watching Simone Biles’s jaw-dropping routines — complete with new signature moves — at the 2019 World Gymnastics Championships.