Red Reposter: Real Fans go to Game 2!

Andy Lyons

Tony Cingrani, baseball, SBN learns about Kentucky's existence, and pretty paintings about baseball.

First off, tonight's struggle is at 7:10 p.m. ET, with Michael Wacha and Tony Cingrani taking the hill. Should be a fun one, Cingrani ate up the Cards last year (he ate up everyone last year).

Spoonerized baseball cards (i.e. Pick Dole, Fuck Chinley) are always a good time.

Matthew Kory over at The Classical asks a fun question: what if Mike Trout held out? After the Northwestern ruling, sports labor law has gotten a lot more of a hot topic. Nice to remember that no matter how much more pro-athlete baseball's labor law is than any other major sport, it still has a lot of room to grow.

Joe Posnanski had a great deconstruction of bWAR and fWAR by comparing Pedro's 1999 and 2000. My personal opinion is that looking at strikeouts, walks, and homers is all well and good for prognostication of individuals, but if you want to look at what season was actually better (i.e. for Cy Young voting), actual results are more telling. Or in other words, Fangraphs can be a bit too Fangraphs for its own good, being so far down the modeling wormhole that they forgot that maybe their models are built on imperfect inputs. We're all imperfect inputs.

Engagedet (or whoever they are) explain the iBeacon technology that GABP will have. Wifi service in-ballpark is pretty rad, but I'm still not sure I see the point of it. Just to get ads and instant replays? It's gotta be more than that, right?

Roads & Kingdoms did an awesome Q&A with Cuban artist and baseball-lover Reynerio Tomayo. Check it out.

SBN's Steven Godfrey goes to Indianapolis to watch the Louisville-UK game. Y'all who would be into this will definitely be into this.

Sorry there's not much Reds stuff in this Reposter, there just ain't much Reds news. Have fun and be safe tonight!

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