The Days’ Reading, August 28–29, 2017

Maybe I just post these in the morning now is how I do it.

Baseball

Whitney McIntosh, SB Nation, Joe Girardi called out Brad Ausmus and the umpires after the Yankees-Tigers game (August 24, 2017)

Grant Brisbee, SB Nation, The unwritten rules of stealing signs and taking your sweet-ass time with it (August 23, 2017)

Gabriel Baumgaertner, Sports Illustrated, How Can Beanball Culture Change After Brawl? (August 25, 2017)

Andrew Marchand, ESPN, Nobody won the brawl, but Yankees and Gary Sanchez lost (August 25, 2017)

Ben Carsley, Baseball Prospectus, Let It Eat: Bad Breaks (August 24, 2017)

Zach Crizer, Baseball Prospectus, Circle Change: Selective Memories of Rich Hill (August 25, 2017) — this is pretty

Matt Sussman & Mary Craig, Baseball Prospectus, Short Relief: The Red Badge of Milling Around (August 25, 2017) — these are both great

Emma Baccellieri, Deadspin, Brett Gardner Is Sheriff Of The Fun Police (August 25, 2017) — this is about Players’ Weekend, not the fight

Barry Petchesky, Deadspin, My Five Favorite Moments From The Yankees-Tigers Brawl (August 25, 2017) — CC Sabathia laughing his ass off as his head pokes out above the scrum is something I will never forget. Bless you, CC.

Patrick Dubuque & Zack Moser & Nicolas Stellini, Baseball Prospectus, Short Relief: The Men Who Failed to be Machines (August 24, 2017)

Matthew Trueblood, Baseball Prospectus, Rubbing Mud: The Mental Side of Shifting (August 23, 2017)

Zack Moser, Wrigleyville, Jake Arrieta: Great Again? (August 22, 2017)

Russell A. Carleton, Baseball Prospectus, Baseball Therapy: Positional Anarchy! (August 23, 2017) — fantasy baseball is gonna be weird

Matthew Trueblood, Baseball Prospectus, Rubbing Mud: Are You Ready for the Fallout? (August 25, 2017)

Tech

J. D. Biersdorfer, New York Times, Ellen Ullman’s New Book Tackles Tech’s Woman Problem (August 17, 2017)

Books

Amy Reading, The Millions, I Don’t Read to Like (August 23, 2017)

Basketball

Michael Pina, Vice Sports, The Boston Celtics are Gambling on a Budding Supernova in Kyrie Irving (August 23, 2017)

Tennis

Giri Nathan, Deadspin, El Shapo Gets His First Major Win (August 28, 2017)

Trump

Paul Waldman, The American Prospect, The Worst People (August 28, 2017)

Jenna Johnson, The Washington Post, As Trump ranted and rambled in Phoenix, his crowd slowly thinned (August 23, 2017)

TV

Brian Fung, The Washington Post, Meet the sometime-streamer: TV watchers who sign up for one show — then cancel (August 28, 2017)

Immigrants

Aura Bogado, The Intercept, Gov. Jerry Brown’s Draft “Sanctuary” Bill Creates New Routes for ICE in California (August 28, 2017)

Books

Whitney Kimball, Jezebel, Fiction Writer Is Being Accused of Weaving a Breathtaking Web of Questionable Achievements (August 26, 2017)

Development

Erik Loomis, Lawyers, Guns & Money, Houston and Natural Disasters (August 28, 2017) — choices driven by “freedom” have concrete consequences

Workers

Rob Hutton, Jacobin, The UFC Has a Chokehold on Labor (August 26, 2017)

Systemic Problems

Zephyr Teachout, The American Prospect, Goodbye to All That Democracy (August 28, 2017) — Trump is an effect, but of course he will become a cause of new and even worse effects, and so on; that’s how vicious cycles work

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