Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Thursday Morning Hot Links

I don't know why, but they're still playing exhibition games at a neutral site. 

*FanGraphs' David Laurilia: Sports psychologist Tom House helped Jose Altuve conquer "The Creature."

*Jake Kaplan: The Astros have to rebuild their outfield around Kyle Tucker.

*ESPN's Joon Lee and David Schoenfield: The Rays are changing baseball forever. Here's how their front office thinks. [James Clicking intensifies]

*Rob Manfred, an empty ghoul shell wrapped in a pretty nice suit, hopes MLB keeps the larger postseason field and the runner on 2nd to start extra innings going forward.

*How you can watch the CrossFit Games, if that's something you're interested in.

*I wrote about the 1916 Black Tom Munitions Explosion in Jersey City. It was a lot of fun for me because there were just a ton of "wait WHAT?" moments in the research.

*The Guardian: Chess' cheating crisis - paranoia is now the culture.

*Eamon Duffy: Four centuries of trying to decode, decipher, or translate this medieval text have left people baffled.

*The presidential election is less than two weeks away. I did some research and put together a list of 244 counties whose results I'll be watching closely on Election Night...and, likely, the days following. If the county name is in Bold, it means it flipped - either way - from the 2012 to 2016 presidential elections.

*The Sackler family's plan to keep its billions.

*A Musical Selection: