Ben Lindbergh

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Ben Lindbergh is a staff writer for The Ringer. He also hosts the Effectively Wild podcast for FanGraphs and regularly appears on MLB Network. He is a former staff writer for FiveThirtyEight and Grantland, a former editor-in-chief of Baseball Prospectus, and the New York Times bestselling co-author of The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team. His next book, The MVP Machine: How Baseball's New Nonconformists Are Using Data to Build Better Players, comes out in June 2019. He lives in New York City.

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“Gonsalves, who’s in there not because he’s the pitcher most likely to get an out, but because Conroy’s the closer, and the closer’s the closer because he’s the closer, bro.”
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“Its premise, based on the work of political scientists, was that the worst thing a president can do to advance his positions is to state them; as soon as he does, a huge number of people will position themselves in opposition, and they will lose the ability to be swayed by any contradictory evidence. That”
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“Indeed, I’d become convinced that the only way our minds are changed is by slow absorption, the feeling that other people we respect all believe different things than we do. The best argument is, essentially, peer pressure. Of”
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