SCRAP, José Altuve, & the UConn Double Standard (w/ Jen Mac Ramos)

Wed Mar 21 2018 (01:17:21)

Rhea talks to baseball statistician Jen Mac Ramos (Hardball Times, Baseball Prospectus) about falling in love with the numbers without losing sight of the bigger picture-- the relationship between stats and representation, measuring the intangibles (SCRAP!), Tim Lincecum, the Trailblazer Series, the impediments to equal access and treatment for women and non-binary players, and much more!

Check out Jen's tremendous article on Tim Lincecum and being Filipino: https://www.fangraphs.com/tht/connecting-diaspora-and-baseball-through-tim-lincecum. And keep up with all of their writing and baseball insights on Twitter @jenmacramos!

And in honor of having a statistician on the show, a new segment... "Rhea's Totally Scientific Player Poll" compiled based on Twitter polls and feedback from you! Rhea runs down 2018's top position players and overall players, offers some fantasy sleeper picks, and finds a familiar face at the top of the heap (hint: turns out he DID enjoy his trip to the White House last week, oh boy).

Plus some non-baseball thoughts and recommendations! What?! That's right, there's more to life than baseball! Cocaine & Rhinestones podcast. UMBC. Women's College Basketball.

And last but not least, are you an avid listener of Three Swings? If so, what do you want to be called? Swingers? Threebies? Send your suggestions to @rheabutcher and @threeswingspod!

Rhea is visiting the East Coast and the Midwest later this month and throughout April on the CLOSE TO HOME TOUR. Check out tour dates and buy tickets at http://www.rheabutcher.com/livedates!

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