A look back at the week that was at Banished to the Pen:

 

Baseball

Tyler Baber handled the Jackie Robinson Day edition of “Write-up for Yesterday“, and included some good Robinson-related info and links.

 

Stats

Stephen Shaw submitted Moneyball 2.0, a look at how Oakland has used draft picks as commodities more than other MLB teams.

Ben Suisa suggested an alternative way to platoon hitters, one not based on handedness.

Inspired by the Tigers’ sudden need for speed, AD looked at which teams have had the biggest changes in SB from one year to the next.

 

Fandom

Julien Assouline compares 25 baseball players to 25 characters from Game of Thrones, which apparently is a TV show, or book, or something?

Nick Strangis offered an update on our ottoneu fantasy league. Congrats to KerouacNation on winning week 1.

Seth Rubin showcased just a few of his 40+ bobblehead collection.

In the Effectively Wild Facebook group, listeners have been exchanging Twitter handles, and an Effectively Wild list is up and running thanks to Mike Carlucci.

 

Podcast

On Sunday, Brandon Lee held an interview with Susan Petrone, author of the novel Throw Like a Woman, and an Indians fan.

Our standard edition podcast episode had Ryan Sullivan chatting with contributors George Kimmet and Ross Bukouricz.

The podcast trilogy capped off with a round table discussion on everyone’s favorite future ice age train-based side-scroller movie, Snowpiercer, which falls under the “things mentioned on Effectively Wild” requirement.

 

Flashback

Back in our first month, three collectible-related series started:

Mike Carlucci looked at “Rookies Unrated,” with the first entry focusing on “Future Star”: Mike Harkey.

Eddy Wahlgren talked about his Calvin Coolidge Julius Caesar Tuskahoma “Cal” McLish-signed baseball card.

Alex Crisafulli revisited his ’80s/’90s card collection in the three-part Time Capsule series.

 

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