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Ben Lindbergh

FanGraphs Baseball

New York, NY, United States

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Recent:
  • FanGraphs Baseball
Past:
  • The Ringer
  • FiveThirtyEight
  • Grantland

Recent articles by Ben:

Effectively Wild Episode 1907: Where’s There a Wills?

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the man who tried to return Roger Maris's 61st home run ball, two Mickey Mantle letters, the 2017 Zac Gallen/ → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1906: Judge Not, Lest Ye Be Judged

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the ethics of returning or selling a valuable home run ball, a dilemma involving Aaron Judge on Apple TV+… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1905: Strikes While the Aaron is Hot

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about pitchers throwing a perplexing number of strikes to an unstoppable Aaron Judge, Judge's sensational September, upcoming contract, and more, Shohei Ohtani' → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1904: Keeping Tabs

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about minor leaguers officially joining the MLBPA and what minor league unionization might do to the game's distribution of revenue, follow up on Gold Gloves for… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1903: Great Scott

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley talk (4:09) to baseball agent and attorney Scott Boras, the founder, owner, and president of the Boras Corporation (as if you… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1902: Bat Albert

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the old-and-improved Albert Pujols, Mike Trout's homer streak, the White Sox winning, Elvis Andrus making the A's pay, James Karinchak' → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1901: Living in Interesting Times

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about how the White Sox have played in Tony La Russa's absence, then discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the rules changes… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1900: Triple Frown

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the late Queen Elizabeth II's first baseball game, the latest on Joey Meneses and Juan Soto (and on Soto being booed!), an Albert Pujols/ → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1899: The Crapper Flapper Wrapper Yapper

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a baseball (and softball) toilet flapper, discuss (13:32) the continued excellence of Aaron Judge and Shohei Ohtani… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1898: One Award to Rule Them All

Ben Lindbergh, Meg Rowley, and listener/Patreon supporter Nathan Valentine banter about Nathan's dual team fandom, then answer listener emails (9:58) about… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1897: Pluses and Meneses

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the annual promotion of Terrance Gore as a harbinger of the changing seasons, the modest September roster expansion… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1896: No Backsies

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about Ben's habitual misappraisal of checked swings and the potential for automated checked-swing calls… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1894: The Indomitable Dodgers

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the approving responses to Ben's blistering (by Ben's standards) Yankee Stadium review, Christian Walker's scale-breaking defense at first base, "defended" vs. → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1892: Keeping it 100

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the impending premiere of Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon, the projection-system verdict on the Braves' → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1891: So Long, Jon

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley follow up on Tony La Russa's suspicious pinch-runner call, banter about Joey Gallo on the Dodgers and Andrew Benintendi on the… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1890: You’re a Peach

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter a bit more about whether Dottie dropped the ball on purpose in the movie version of A League of Their Own, then discuss an Angels defensive meltdown… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1889: A Different League

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about whether Dottie dropped the ball on purpose in the 1992 movie A League of Their Own, then (steering clear of spoilers)… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1888: Paper Tigers

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Mariners' soaring playoff odds, a wild Mariners-Yankees game, the other greatest team gainers and losers in… → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1887: There Used to Be a Ballpark (And it’s Still There)

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about the Dodgers' and Mets' "statement" series and the awe and anxiety inspired by Jacob deGrom, follow up on Vin Scully' → Read More

Effectively Wild Episode 1886: Vin’s Vignettes

Ben Lindbergh and Meg Rowley banter about a possible solution to the quandary of not enough slashes in "triple slash stats," discuss the increasing excitement surrounding Aaron Judge' → Read More