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

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David Johnson not eyeing 1,000 yards: ‘Everyone expected more of me’
Friday December 14, 2018

TEMPE, Ariz. — Expectations have weighed on David Johnson. The Arizona Cardinals stamped him as the face of the franchise with a contract extension hours before the 2018 season began, and 13 games later, a sobering 3-10 record has hit everyone in the organization hard. So the franchise running back hasn’t had time to consider […]

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Did Mueller’s Report Expose A Weakness In Our Political System?
Wednesday May 01, 2019

Robert Mueller’s report on his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election highlighted a fundamental paradox of the special counsel’s role. Although Mueller laid out extensive evidence that President Trump might have criminally obstructed justice, Mueller concluded that he couldn’t make a legal determination because of a Justice Department policy that says a sitting […]

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Kayla Itsines And Tobi Pearce Announce The Birth Of Their Baby Girl
Tuesday April 30, 2019

Welcome to the world, Arna Leia Pearce! The post Kayla Itsines And Tobi Pearce Announce The Birth Of Their Baby Girl appeared first on Sporteluxe.

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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.