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Podcast: Unstoppable Greinke, The Greatest Basketball Season Ever, And Baseball Brain Data
Hot Takedown

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:


Video Excerpt: Brain Data And Baseball


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Chadwick Matlin is a senior editor at FiveThirtyEight.

Neil Paine is a senior sportswriter for FiveThirtyEight.

Kate Fagan is a writer for espnW and a regular panelist on the FiveThirtyEight sports podcast Hot Takedown.

Asthaa Chaturvedi is a freelance radio and television producer.

Jody Avirgan hosts and produces podcasts for FiveThirtyEight.

Allison McCann is a former visual journalist for FiveThirtyEight.

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