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Matt
1:23
Your answer re MLB.tv and local games isn't entirely true. Most local games are broadcast on channels that can be gotten via antenna, no? In that case, its the advertising money. So why don't they just show you the advertising?
Dave Cameron
1:23
No, very few MLB games are broadcast on over-the-air channels anymore. It's almost all RSNs.
Relsh
1:24
Did you have a job before this that you weren't passionate about, and if so how did you derive satisfaction from it?
Dave Cameron
1:25
I was a cost accountant before I was a baseball writer. I definitely wasn't passionate about helping Hanes save money on their manufacturing goods, but I found motivation in helping my coworkers.
ljc
1:26
Re: the gambler's fallacy questions. Committing the gambler's fallacy is different from saying, "it is not surprising to have both a 5-10 stretch and a 10-5 stretch in a single season for a team we predicted would win X games." However, the gambler's fallacy comes into play when, given that a 5-10 or 10-5 stretch has already happened, you don't adjust X.
Dave Cameron
1:27
Right. We're not saying teams don't have hot and cold streaks. We're saying they're not going to have X+1 hot streaks to make up for the cold streak they've already had.
working in baseball
1:27
after whipping a model, how do you actually make sure it makes it to some teams front office?
Dave Cameron
1:28
Send it to them. A lot of teams have MLB front office members on Twitter, or you can call up the team's front desk and ask to be transferred to the office of someone in R+D.
mamsk
1:29
GIVE ME YOUR HOT TAKE JOEY GALLO THOUGHTS
Dave Cameron
1:29
HE'S STRONG.
YKnotDisco?!
1:29
RE Oregon Coast: If you are a fan of cheese, go to Tillamook. If you are a fan of Goonies, go to Astoria.
Dave Cameron
1:30
Tillamook also makes delicious yogurt and ice cream.
Like half of our refrigerator is Tillamook.
Okay, on that note, I'm going to call it a day.
1:31
Thanks for hanging out, everyone.
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