April 15, 2013

Gleeman and The Geek #89: Hicks, Hendriks, Arcia, and Bar Scouting

Topics for this week's "Gleeman and The Geek" episode included Aaron Hicks' awful start, Oswaldo Arcia's promotion and Liam Hendriks' demotion, whether or not we should buy the bar we're recording in, returning to KFAN on April 28, loving Matt Harvey, the Twins somehow striking out even fewer hitters, curling up into the fetal position, batting practice take-backs, the lesser of two shortstop evils, charging the mound, and meeting Delilah.

Gleeman and The Geek: Episode 89

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  • adam

    Last year, Hendriks pitched to doumit and mauer six times each. with Mauer he had 4 quality starts, a 3.89 era, and fine peripherals:

    When he pitched to Doumit, he had 0 quality starts and an era of 8.01

    This year he pitched both games to Doumit.

    Maybe the problem isn’t Hendriks.

  • Gregg

    Bert was dissing sabermetrics again tonight. Have you, or have you considered streaming an alternative game play-by-play / analysis that focuses heavily on sabermetrics for some Twins games?

  • JS

    Re: Gregg, I’m sure you’ve heard Bert say hundreds of times “…the accounts and descriptions from this game may not be disseminated…”. Streaming play-by-play is that. So I think you should approach MLB to obtain Mr. Gleeman some express written consent.

  • Gregg

    Hmmmm. I thought THEIR accounts and descriptions of the game could not be disseminated. I didn’t think it would not allow me (or Aaron) to disseminate his own account. I guess that’s what broadcast rights are? Otherwise and Tom, Dick or Aaron could broadcast a game description. Would an internet stream be considered a broadcast? Anyhow, here is a good description of the problem. http://ip.jotwell.com/law-in-the-books-vs-law-in-the-world-the-case-of-copyfraud/

  • JS

    Very interesting read. I guess I never thought that much about it. I agree MLB does overreach with their demands, especially the example about writing about a game on a blog technically violating the copyright. However, I have a hard time saying the denial of a live play-by-play broadcast (direct competition to their own broadcast) is an overreach. I should look at some tickets to see if they have similar language.