Welcome to this week’s episode of Hot Takedown, our podcast where the hot sports takes of the week meet the numbers that prove them right or tear them down. On this week’s show (July 21, 2015), we discuss how Zack Greinke is achieving his scoreless-inning streak, look into whether dominance in women’s basketball is not the same as in the men’s game and welcome SB Nation’s Zach Schonbrun to talk about the impact neuroscience may have on baseball scouting. Plus, our Significant Digit of the week: more people are going to women’s soccer games after the U.S. women won the World Cup.
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Below are some links to what we discuss on this week’s show:
- Zack Greinke chases the records of Dodgers legends Orel Hershiser and Don Drysdale.
- Fangraphs’ three keys to Greinke’s streak.
- Is Elena Delle Donne having the best basketball season in history?
- Zach Schonbrun on mixing neuroscience and baseball.
- Significant Digit: 34 percent increase in attendance in National Women’s Soccer League games post-World Cup.
Turning neuroscience into moneyball
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