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"joshua robinson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

NewsRadio KFBK

04:19 min | 6 months ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on NewsRadio KFBK

"They started cheating at chess Online here with in depth analysis is Joshua Robinson, reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Joshua. What's up with this? Well, it's about how I mean this year has seen an incredible surgeon in the number of people playing chess online, not just because it's pandemic, but also because of But also because of the Netflix show the Queen's gambit and so it's been. It's of course what we saw. And what was really extraordinary is that, uh Get the new players came out. But also the cheaters came out and actually the number of cheaters Uh, online. It was growing at a faster rate and then the number of new players Um And so from there, it's empowered and really made necessary. A new group of a new group of people and they're the chest detective. It's a small group of nerd out there in the world who are experts at looking at the at the readouts from from chess games, comparing that to how computer moves would have done And and then deciding whether or not someone was just a little too accurate. Holy cow! All right, so the cheaters emerged because Money is at stake her just because of bragging rights, or for the heck of it or what? Why. Move. For the most part, it's for the heck of it. But you know, the stakes were quite high in an online yesterday, and the reason that the stakes can be so high is because the detective has gotten so good at catching cheaters. Kidding. So these these chest detectives, you said is not many of them, right? Doesn't it sounds like they're overwhelmed with work, though. Yeah, you know, at a website like chest Com, Uh, The team is roughly 16 people folk, you know, full time monitoring the games that are on that website, and you know they're talking about millions of games that day. S so it's It's a real challenge toe kind of keep up with it on Dove Course you catch the most flagrant case is quite easily now, Um, you run an algorithm, and it's not even a person who has to run it or the computer. Just flags. It Which was really tough to catch is smart cheaters. And that's people who are using it for maybe a couple of moves in the middle game that are improving. Ah, a position that's maybe just marginally better and inching towards more victories that way we can. We're speaking with Joshua Robinson. Reporter at The Wall Street Journal. His piece is called the Real Queen's gambit catching chest cheaters, he said, there's been an explosion of cheaters. Of chess players online. So in some cases for I guess some of these tournaments you said security cameras are placed in homes of players. That's right, Um, for players who are playing for real stakes, and this is, you know, the usually the pros. Uh, what they do is set up two cameras. One is a kind of Web cam. You know that. It shows the players face and off their hands. But another is behind them showing to make sure that they don't have a phone with a chess engine loaded or another laptop going on day also should open a zoom window so that they consider their screens with the with Parker's. Um, this, you know, And then the stakes are pretty high here because if you do get caught, you're persona non grata in the chess world. There was a grandmaster who got pinched in September. And I mean that was really kind of landmark case for further test community. Thanks, Josh Josh Will Robinson reporter at the Wall Street Journal Coming up next couple of feel good stories from 2020. If you need to hire you need indeed when you upgrade your job post, indeed, immediately delivers candidates from a resume database who fit your job criteria. Let indeed sift through resumes so you could focus.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

04:18 min | 6 months ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"They started cheating at chess Online here with in depth analysis is Joshua Robinson, reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Joshua. What's up with this? Well, it's about how I mean this year has seen an incredible surgeon in the number of people playing chess online, not just because of the pandemic, but also because of But also because of the Netflix show the Queen's gambit and so it's been. It's of course what we saw. And what was really extraordinary is that, uh That the new players came out. But also the cheaters came out and actually the number of cheaters Uh, online. It was growing at a faster rate and then the number of new players Um And so from there, it's empowered and really made necessary. A new group of a new group of people and they're the chest detectives. It's a small group of nerd out there in the world who are experts at looking at the at the readouts from from chess games, comparing that to how computer moves would have done and then deciding whether or not from them was just a little too accurate. Holy cow! All right, so The cheaters emerged because Money is at stake, er, just because of bragging rights or for the heck of it or what? Why move the most part. It's for the heck of it. But you know, the stakes were quite high in in online yesterday, and the reason that the stakes can be so high is because the detective has gotten so good at catching cheaters. No kidding. So these these chest detectives I used there's not many of them, right? Does it sounds like they're overwhelmed with work, though. Yeah, you know, at a website like chest dot com, Uh, The team is roughly 16 people fault, you know, full time monitoring the games that are on that website, and you know they're talking about millions of games that day. S o. It Z a real challenge toe kind of keep up with it on Dove course you catch the most flagrant case is quite easily. Now You run an algorithm, and it's not even a person restaurant it or the computer. Just flags. It Which was really tough to catch is smart cheaters. And that's people who are using it for maybe a couple of moves in the middle game that are improving. Ah, a position that's maybe just marginally better and inching towards more victories that way we can. We're speaking with Joshua Robinson. Reporter at The Wall Street Journal. His piece is called the Real Queen's gambit catching chest cheaters, he said, there's been an explosion of cheaters. Of chess players online. So in some cases for I guess some of these tournaments you said security cameras are placed in homes of players. That's right, Um, for players who are playing for real stakes, and this is, you know, the usually the post. Uh, what they do is set up two cameras. One is a kind of Web cam. You know that. That shows the players face off their hands. But another is behind them showing to make sure that they don't have a phone with a chess engine loaded or another laptop going on. Do they also open a zoom window so that they consider their screens with the with talkers? Um, you know, and then the stakes are pretty high here because you do get caught. You're persona non grata in the chess world. There was a grandmaster who got pinched in September. And I mean that was really kind of landmark taste for further test community. Thanks, Josh Josh Will Robinson reporter at the Wall Street Journal Coming up next couple of feel good stories from 2020. If you need to hire you need indeed when you upgrade your job post, indeed, immediately delivers candidates from our resume database who fit your job criteria. Let indeed sift through resumes so you can.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

04:14 min | 6 months ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on KTRH

"To play chess and even went online to watch a TV show about chess. Players developed a nasty new habit. They started cheating at chess Online here with in depth analysis is Joshua Robinson, reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Joshua. What's up with this? Well, it's about how I mean this year has seen an incredible surgeon in the number of people playing chess online, not just because of the pandemic, but also because of But also because of the Netflix show the Queen's gambit and so it's been. It's of course what we saw. And what was really extraordinary is that Ah! Get the new players came out. But also the cheaters came out and actually the number of cheaters Uh, online. It was growing at a faster rate than that, then the number of new players Um And so from there, it's empowered and really made necessary. A new group of a new group of people and they're the chest detectives. It's a small group of nerd out there in the world who are experts at looking at the at the readouts from from chess games, comparing that to how computer moves would have done and then deciding whether or not someone who's just a little too accurate holy cow, All right, so The cheaters emerged because Money is at stake, er, just because of bragging rights or for the heck of it or what? Why. Moved to the most part. It's for the heck of it. But you know, the stakes were quite high in in online yesterday, and the reason that the stakes can be so high is because the detective has gotten so good at catching cheaters. No kidding. So these these chest detectives I used there's not many of them right? Doesn't suspect They're overwhelmed with work, though. Yeah, you know, at a website like chest Com, Uh, The team is roughly 16 people folk, you know, full time monitoring the games that are on that website, and you know they're talking about millions of game that day. S o. It Z a real challenge toe kind of keep up with it on Dove course you catch the most flagrant case is quite easily. Now You run an algorithm, and it's not even a person who has to run it or the computer. Just flags. It Which was really tough to catch is smart cheaters. And that's people who are using it for maybe a couple of moves in the middle game that are improving. Ah, a position that's maybe just marginally better and inching towards more victories that way we can. We're speaking with Joshua Robinson. Reporter at The Wall Street Journal. His piece is called the Real Queen's gambit catching chest cheaters, he said, there's been an explosion of cheaters. Of chess players online. So in some cases for I guess some of these tournaments you said security cameras are placed in homes of players. That's right, Um, for players who are playing for real stakes, and this is, you know, the usually the post. Uh, what they do is set up two cameras. One is a kind of Web cam. You know that. It shows the players face and off their hands. But another is behind them, showing to make sure that they don't have a phone with a chess engine loaded or another laptop going on. Do they also should open a zoom window? That they could share their screens with the with Parker's, Um there's you know, And then the stakes are pretty high here because if you do get caught, you're persona non grata in the chess world. There was a grandmaster who got pinched in September. And I mean that was really kind of landmark taste for further chess community. Thanks, Josh Josh Will Robinson reporter at the Wall Street Journal Coming up next couple of feel good stories from 2020? Yes, if.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on 600 WREC

600 WREC

04:18 min | 6 months ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on 600 WREC

"They started cheating at chess Online here with in depth analysis is Joshua Robinson, reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Joshua. What's up with this? Well, it's about how I mean this year has seen an incredible surgeon in the number of people playing chess online, not just because of the pandemic, but also because of But also because of the Netflix show the Queen's gambit and so it's been. It's of course what we saw. And what was really extraordinary is that Ah! Get the new players came out. But also the cheaters came out. And actually the number of cheaters Uh, online it was growing at a faster rate than than the number of new players. Um And so from there, it's empowered and really made necessary. A new group of a new group of people and they're the chest detectives. It's a small group of nerd out there in the world who are experts at looking at the at the readouts from from chest pains, comparing that to how computer moves would have done and then deciding whether or not someone who's just a little too accurate. Holy cow. All right, so the cheaters Emerged because Money is at stake her just because of bragging rights, or for the heck of it or what? Why. Move. For the most part, it's for the heck of it. But you know, the stakes were quite high in an online yesterday, and the reason that the stakes can be so high is because the detective has gotten so good at catching cheaters. No kidding. So these these chest detectives I used there's not many of them right? Doesn't sound like they're overwhelmed with work, though. Yeah, you know, at a website like chest Com, Uh, The team is roughly 16 people fault, you know, full time monitoring the games that are on that website, and you know they're talking about millions of game that day. S so it's It's a real challenge toe kind of keep up with it on Dove course you catch the most flagrant case is quite easily Now You run an algorithm, and it's not even a person who has to run it or the computer. Just flags. It Which was really tough to catch is smart cheaters. And that's people who are using it for maybe a couple of moves in the middle game that are improving. Ah, a position that's maybe just marginally better and inching towards more victories. That way. We were speaking with Joshua Robinson. Reporter at The Wall Street Journal. His piece is called the Real Queen's gambit catching chest cheaters, he said, there's been an explosion of cheaters. Of chess players online. So in some cases for I guess some of these tournaments you said security cameras are placed in homes of players. That's right, Um, for players who are playing for real stakes, and this is, you know, the usually the post. Uh, what they do is set up two cameras. One is a kind of Web cam. You know that. That shows the players face and off their hands. But another is behind them showing to make sure that they don't have a phone with a chess engine loaded or another laptop going. Um, and they also should open a zoom window. So that they can share their screens with the with Proctor's, um this, you know, And and the stakes are pretty high here because if you do get caught, you're persona non grata in the chess world. There was a grandmaster who got pinched in September. And I mean that was really kind of landmark taste for further chess community. Thanks, Josh Josh Will Robinson reporter at the Wall Street Journal Coming up next couple of feel good stories from 2020? If you need to hire you need indeed when you upgrade your job post, indeed, immediately delivers candidates from a resume database who fit your job criteria. Let indeed sift through resumes so you.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

Newsradio 1200 WOAI

04:19 min | 6 months ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on Newsradio 1200 WOAI

"They started cheating at chess Online here with in depth analysis is Joshua Robinson, reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Joshua. What's up with this? Well, it's about how I mean this year has seen an incredible surgeon in the number of people playing chess online, not just because of the pandemic, but also because of But also because of the Netflix show the Queen's gambit and so it's been. It's of course what we saw. And what was really extraordinary is that, uh That the new players came out. But also the cheaters came out and actually the number of cheaters Uh, online. It was growing at a faster rate than that, then the number of new players Um And so from there, it's empowered and really made necessary. A new group of a new group of people and they're the chest detectives. It's a small group of nerd out there in the world who are experts at looking at the at the readouts from from chess games, comparing that to how computer moves would have done And and then deciding whether or not someone was just a little too accurate. Holy cow! All right, so the cheaters emerged because Money is that Staker just because of bragging rights, or for the heck of it or what? Why move the most part. It's for the heck of it. But you know, the stakes were quite high in in online yesterday, and the reason that the stakes can be so high is because the detective has gotten so good at catching cheaters. No kidding. So these these chest detectives, I you said it's not many of them, right? Does it sounds like they're overwhelmed with work, though. Yeah, you know, at a website like chest Com, Uh, The team is roughly 16 people fault, you know, full time monitoring the the Games that are on that website, and you know they're talking about millions of game that day. S o. It Z a real challenge toe kind of keep up with it on Dove course you catch the most flagrant case is quite easily. Now You run an algorithm, and it's not even a person who has to run it or the computer. Just flags. It Which was really tough to catch is smart cheaters. And that's people who are using it for maybe a couple of moves in the middle game that we're improving. Ah, a position that's maybe just marginally better and inching towards more victories that way. Holy cow! We're speaking with Joshua Robinson. Reporter at The Wall Street Journal. His piece is called the Real Queen's gambit catching chess cheaters, he said, there's been an explosion of cheaters. Of chess players online. So in some cases for I guess some of these tournaments you said security cameras are placed in homes of players. That's right, Um, for players who are playing for real stakes, and this is, you know, the usually the post. Uh, what they do is set up two cameras. One is a kind of Web cam. You know that. That shows the players face and off their hands. But another is behind them showing to make sure that they don't have a phone with a chess engine loaded or another laptop going on. Do they also open a zoom window so that they consider their screens with the with Parker's? Um, you know, and then the stakes are pretty high here, because if you do get caught, you're persona non grata in the chess world. There was a grandmaster who got pinched in September. And I mean that was really kind of landmark taste for further test community. Thanks. Josh Joshua Robinson, reporter at The Wall Street Journal. Coming up next couple of feel good stories from 2020. If you need to hire you need indeed when you upgrade your job post, indeed, immediately delivers candidates from our resume database who fit your job criteria. Let indeed sift through resumes so you.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

Newsradio 600 KOGO

03:58 min | 6 months ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on Newsradio 600 KOGO

"Here with an in depth analysis is Joshua Robinson, reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Joshua. What's this about? Well about how I mean this year has seen an incredible surgeon in the number of people playing chess online, not just because of the pandemic, but also because of But also because of the Netflix show the Queen's gambit and so it's been. It's of course what we saw. And what was really extraordinary is that, uh Get the new players came out. But also the cheaters came out and actually the number of cheaters Uh, online. It was growing at a faster rate than that, then the number of new players Um And so from there, it's empowered and really made necessary. A new group of a new group of people and they're the chest detective. It's a small group of nerd out there in the world who are experts at looking at the at the readouts from from just games, comparing that to how computer moves would have done and then deciding whether or not someone who's just a little too accurate holy cow, All right, so The cheaters emerged because Money is at stake, er, just because of bragging rights or for the heck of it or what? Why move the most part. It's for the heck of it. But you know, the stakes were quite high in an online yesterday, and the reason that the stakes can be so high is because the detective has gotten so good at catching cheaters. We're kidding. So these these chest detectives, I you said is not many of them right? Doesn't sound like they're overwhelmed with work, though. Yeah, you know, at a website like chest dot com, Uh, The team is roughly 16 people soaked, you know, full time monitoring the games that are on that website, and you know they're talking about millions of game that day. S o. It Z a real challenge to kind of keep up with it on Dove course you catch the most flagrant case is quite easily. Now You run an algorithm, and it's not even the person who has to run it or the computer just flags. It which was really tough to catch is smart cheaters, and that's people who are using it for maybe a couple of moves in the middle game. They're improving. Ah, a position that's maybe just marginally better and inching towards more victories that way. Wait for speaking with Joshua Robinson. Reporter at The Wall Street Journal. His piece is called the Real Queen's gambit catching chest cheaters, he said, there's been an explosion of cheaters. Of chess players online. So in some cases for I guess some of these tournaments you said security cameras are placed in homes of players. That's right, Um, for players who are playing for real stakes, and this is, you know, the usually the pros. Uh, what they do is set up two cameras. One is a kind of Web cam. You know that. That shows the players face and off their hands. But another is behind them showing to make sure that they don't have a phone with a chess engine loaded or another laptop going on do. They also should open a zoom window so that they consider their screens with the with Parker's? Um, you know, and and the stakes are pretty high here because if you do get caught, you're persona non grata in the chess world. There was a grandmaster who got pinched in September. And I mean, that was really kind of landmark taste for further chest community. Thanks, Josh Josh Will Robinson reporter at the Wall Street Journal Coming up next holiday card conundrum. With no fees or minimums on checking and savings accounts. Banking with capital One is like the easiest decision.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

04:01 min | 6 months ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Here with an in depth analysis is Joshua Robinson, reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Joshua. What's this about? Well, it's about how I mean this year has seen an incredible surgeon in the number of people playing chess online, not just because of the pandemic, but also because of But also because of the Netflix show the Queen's gambit and so it's been. It's of course what we saw. And what was really extraordinary is that Ah! Get the new players came out. But also the cheaters came out and actually the number of cheaters Uh, online. It was growing at a faster rate and then the number of new players Um And so from there, it's empowered and really made necessary. A new group of a new group of people and they're the chest detectives. It's a small group of nerd out there in the world who are experts at looking at the at the readouts from from chess games, comparing that to how computer moves would have done and then deciding whether or not someone who's just a little too accurate holy cow, All right, so The cheaters emerged because Money is that Staker just because of bragging rights, or for the heck of it or what? Why. Moved to the most part of for the heck of it. But, you know, the stakes were quite high in in online yesterday, and the reason that the stakes can be so high is because the detective has gotten so good at catching cheaters. No kidding. So these these chest detectives, I you says not many of them, right? Doesn't it sounds like they're overwhelmed with work, though. Yeah, you know, at a website like chest Com, Uh, The team is roughly 16 people folk, you know, full time monitoring the games that are on that website, and you know they're talking about millions of games that day. S so it's It's a real challenge toe kind of keep up with it on Dove Course you catch the most flagrant case is quite easily now, Um, you run an algorithm, and it's not even a person who has to run it or the computer. Just flags. It Which was really tough to catch is smart cheaters and that people who are using it for maybe a couple of moves in the middle game that are improving. Ah, a position that's maybe just marginally better and inching towards more victories that way we can. We're speaking with Joshua Robinson. Reporter at The Wall Street Journal. His piece is called the Real Queen's gambit catching chest cheaters, he said, there's been an explosion of cheaters. Of chess players online. So in some cases for I guess some of these tournaments you said security cameras are placed in homes of players. That's right, Um, for players who are playing for real stakes, and this is, you know, the usually the post. Uh, what they do is set up two cameras. One is a kind of Web cam. You know that. It shows the players face and off their hands. But another is behind them, showing to make sure that they don't have a phone with a chess engine loaded or another laptop going on. Do they also open a zoom window so that they consider their screens with the with Proctor's? Um, you know, and then the stakes are pretty high here because if you do get caught, you're persona non grata in the chess world. There was a grandmaster who got pinched in September. And I mean, that was really kind of landmark case for further chess community. Thanks, Josh Josh Will Robinson reporter at the Wall Street Journal Coming up next holiday card conundrum. With no fees or minimums on checking and savings accounts. Banking with capital One is like the easiest decision in the history of decisions kind of like Taylor Swift choosing what.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

KOA 850 AM

04:04 min | 6 months ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on KOA 850 AM

"There with an in depth analysis is Joshua Robinson, reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Joshua. What's this about? Well about how I mean this year has seen an incredible surgeon in the number of people playing chess online, not just because of the pandemic, but also because of But also because of the Netflix show the Queen's gambit and so it's been. It's of course what we saw. And what was really extraordinary is that, uh Get the new players came out. But also the cheaters came out and actually the number of cheaters Uh, online. It was growing at a faster rate than that, then the number of new players Um And so from there, it's empowered and really made necessary. A new group of a new group of people and they're the chest detectives. It's a small group of nerd out there in the world who are experts at looking at the at the readouts from from chess games, comparing that to how computer moves who have done and then deciding whether or not from them was just a little too accurate. Holy cow! All right, so the cheaters Emerged because Money is at stake, er, just because of bragging rights or for the heck of it or what? Why move the most part. It's for the heck of it. But you know, the stakes were quite high in an online yesterday, and the reason that the stakes can be so high is because the detective has gotten so good at catching cheaters. You're kidding. So these these chest detectives I used there's not many of them, right? Does it sounds like they're overwhelmed with work, though. Yeah, you know, at a website like chest Com, Uh, The team is roughly 16 people fault, you know, full time monitoring the games that are on that website, and you know they're talking about millions of games that day. S so it's It's a real challenge to kind of keep up with it on Dove course you catch the most flagrant case is quite easily Now You run an algorithm, and it's not even a person who has to run it or the computer. Just flags. It which was really tough to catch is smart cheaters. Um, and that's people who are using it for maybe a couple of moves in the middle game. They're improving. Ah, a position that's maybe just marginally better and inching towards more victories. That way we can. We're speaking with Joshua Robinson. Reporter at The Wall Street Journal. His piece is called the Real Queen's gambit catching chest cheaters, he said, there's been an explosion of cheaters. Of chess players online. So in some cases for I guess some of these tournaments you said security cameras were placed in homes of players. That's right, Um, for players who are playing for real stakes, and this is, you know, the usually the pros. Uh, what they do is set up two cameras. One is a kind of Web cam. You know that. It shows the players face and off their hands. But another is behind them showing to make sure that they don't have a phone with a chess engine loaded or another laptop going on do. They also should open a zoom window so that they consider their screens with the with talkers? Um, you know, in and the stakes are pretty high here, because if you do get caught, you're persona non grata in the chess world. There was a grandmaster who got pinched in September. And I mean that was really kind of landmark case for further chess community. Thanks, Josh Structural Robinson, reporter at the Wall Street Journal Coming up next holiday card conundrum. With no fees or minimums on checking and savings accounts. Banking with capital One is like the easiest decision in the history of decisions kind of like Taylor Swift choosing what to wear. It's looking kind of chilly out today..

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

08:33 min | 11 months ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"This lulled sense of believing that nothing else is happening interesting offscreen because if it were than the crowd would be hearing. If that makes sense. So it's the the inability to have that nuanced crowd noise is kind of misleading to me in his distracting to make. So that has been a bob that is I e did I convey what I'm talking about? Do you understand what I'm talking about an and so that's been to me. The big letdown of the fake crowd noise is that it cannot handle. It cannot communicate to me what is happening offscreen, which crowd noise generally does. So that sense of anticipation that you're about to see something or that there's more going on than meets the eye you're just not getting that anymore. Yeah you just you watch. Yeah. You just don't know that it's happening you. You can only see a sliver of the game as it is, and so this is taken away a little bit of your kind of quote unquote view of what's happening from home now, seeing it and even smaller sliver because all you have now is visual. Finney, fake crowd noise operators are listening. They can take that into account start building in some site noise for no apparent reason. Yeah. Yeah. At the right time. Yeah. All right I wanna get to some e mails but I do have one thing to Kinda quiz you on or get your thoughts on usually about a week or two into the season you talk about rates, offensive rates, pitching rates things that may be look like they've changed from previous season, and then you force me to predict whether that will stay the same by the end of the year or whether it's just a small sample thing that will regress and we haven't done that this year I don't know if you're planning. To do that this year if this year is just so strange in so many ways that it almost defeats the purpose, but there is one thing that has kind of interested me and perplexed me so far, which is the batting average on balls in play, which is down quite a lot really, and that's something that doesn't fluctuate all that much and I've been trying to figure out why that is. So let me lay it out here. We are recording on Wednesday afternoon and right now the major league Bab is to seventy six. And that is very low considering that the week White Bab really over the past twenty, five years has barely moved at all. It's just you know a few points in this direction a few points in that direction, but it was to ninety, six, nine, hundred, ninety, four, it was to ninety, six in two, thousand, nine hundred, and it hasn't moved to all that far in either direction in any of the intervening years, and that's always been kind of confounding because. So many things have changed during that time, you'd think that players have. Gotten. Better that they're hitting the ball harder that they're better at fielding maybe those things cancel out but also you have the shift you have all the optimized supposedly defensive positioning happening you have the changes in the ball you have a million other things and so you'd expect that this would change it. It was lower in earlier eras of baseball history, but it stubbornly refuses to move. But so far this year it has moved and again, of course, that could be small sample but there are some other kind of interesting possibilities so. One thing is it I think very by month a little bit but I think usually it varies along with the weather with the temperature I. Don't know if there's a strong correlation there. But for instance, last year I think it was about to ninety in March April and then went up to the high to nineties or even three hundred midsummer and then dipped a bit in September October don't know if it's always like that. But I I think that's the general pattern. Probably I think it is I think that in fact, every year we. During this segment, we talked about Bab being low and then wonder about it, but it's usually yeah, like to ninety right and of course, the weather explanation doesn't apply because it's August right now. So this is when temperatures are at their warmest. So it could be of course that it's not so much about the weather it's about hitters being behind pitchers or something, and that would still apply perhaps could apply even more this year. So that's one possibility. One thing that makes it kind of tough to tell is that it's hard to compare stat cast data from last season two Hawkeye data from this season. The new provider of stat cast information. So if you look at say exit philosophy, it looks like it's down about a mile per hour but it's hard to know whether that is reflecting hitters actually hitting the ball less harder whether it's just the change in the technology and similarly league-wide weighted on base average right now is three a one in the league wide expected waited unbased average is twenty four. So there's a big gap there, which makes it seem as if matters are not getting the results that you would expect given how hard they're hitting the ball and where they are hitting the ball, but it's Tough. To say because ex-wba is kind of calibrated for the way the ball behaved prior to the season and there may be track man Hawkeye issues there too. so that's not conclusive. So that's something to consider but not necessarily an explanation, it seems like the ball has been a little less lively might senses and I think grab Arthur's working on something about this that will probably be published this week but just looking at some of the less advance stats it, it does seem like maybe the ball is a little less likely this year. So that could have something to do with it and Tom Tango is. tweeting about this, and he compared just like any period of this length and he noted that the bit was way down or the defensive efficiency is way up and he said since the start of the twenty twenty season fielders have converted into out seventy one point one percent of the seventy six, hundred thirty, Paul's hit the play in two thousand nineteen there was no stretch where fielders converted as many plays into outs. The average was sixty nine point one, percent twenty twenty is three point eight standard deviations from twenty nineteen. So it does seem strange and the could slightly related to the ball but again like. The peasant fluctuated that much with the massive fluctuations in the ball over the last several years. So I. Don't that could account for it completely, and I do have one other kind of interesting theory. This is something I've been corresponding with a listener named Jeff about and there's an article. I don't know if you saw it in the wall, Street Journal. Couple days ago by Ben Cohen and Joshua Robinson and they made the case that in other sports players have just gotten better at certain things arguably because they're no fans in the stadiums and so there are fewer distractions. So they pointed out that in the NBA to that point, the percentage of free throws was higher and the percentage of corner three pointers was higher like higher rates than had ever been seen in the week. Before and also in soccer, the rate of success on direct free kicks seems to be up pretty significantly and they kind of had a couple theories or hypotheses in this article, and I couldn't tell which they were putting more weight on. But aside from the well small sample fluke explanation, they suggested that maybe players just practiced lot over the few months that they weren't playing. So you know. Basketball and soccer maybe it's easier to practice a skill like free throw shooting or shooting the ball than it would be to practice a lot of baseball skills. It's not like fielders have been practicing. You know feeling flight balls hit off fun goes or something because there wasn't anyone to hit them to them. So I don't know if that could be an explanation, but it seemed like they. Were mostly suggesting that it would have to do with the lack of fans and that could be the case in baseball. If you buy this in NBA and in soccer, it would be hard to see in certain skills because it's you know better versus Pitcher, and if they both have an advantage if they're both better things than you might not even be able to discern that difference but. fielders being better that is something that if there are fewer fans or no fans, there's less noise if you use the crack of the bat to gauge the ball, then maybe you get a better read on the ball, maybe they're fewer distractions from say the white shirts that are blocking out how the ball comes off the bat.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

04:03 min | 1 year ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"Events when there are no crowds the answer is that one population gets closer to perfection in doing its job than any rather than under any other circumstance those who the performers the referees it's a story by Joshua Robinson European sports reporter at the Wall Street journal Josh what you found well it's really about what happens when unfold without changing the fence which is really what the future sports looks like hello the next year at least and this could be done by a couple of Swedish economist in two thousand seven so incredible circumstance kind enough for Trinity he Kelly in soccer I had a couple problems with car trouble and for fellow band fans from stadiums to certainly economists had twenty four so Italian games with no fence to study and see what changed what they noticed was that referees behavior can change that and all of a sudden they weren't giving as many calls to home come alive in routines quite as much it turns out that you do your job differently when I was in the screaming lunatics in your area is that natural almost seems like that might be human nature I mean you know we spoke to to some accessories as well who said no the crowd never bothered me but that's the nature of bias right you don't know that you have it this ought to the the soccer comparison was interesting only because the head referee you know usually carves a path mostly through the middle part of the field and might be I was fifty sixty yards away from maybe the closest fans support an NBA official can be just feet away at times in an indoor arena and is well within earshot of fans yeah they're right on top of you an impact on the peace we will we reckon the different study about the German Bundesliga expound in in help now that referee bias was towards home teams in the in the running track around the field or not and you know a lot of stadiums will have a winning track leading the field at the multi purpose and distance between the band and the field actually change and when they were closer it was more by speak with Josh Robinson European sports reporter at the Wall Street journal this piece is called the big winners of sports without fans the refs what else can we take away here or expect perhaps well it was without fans are gonna look really strange and it could be like nothing we've ever seen before whenever whenever they come back you know German pocket may come back as early as next month but that's the biggest change well I don't know if we're gonna see a lot of changes it weakened performance of the players additionally you know there may be some drop off because of the intensity that there because that might have to be many pre season or spring training but that's that was they weren't able to measure that in the two thousand seven study about Italy I spoke to there the researchers said now with the the data collection possibilities you have things like PPF to crack running and I can tell that returning to a closer twelve because suddenly it we've got this kind of natural experiment which is the the time that the common issues for instance just Robinson European sports reporter at the Wall Street journal it is thirty minutes now after the hour on this morning America's first news.

"joshua robinson" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

05:22 min | 1 year ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Eventually return athletes will head back to work in arenas ballparks and stadiums in leagues will promise to return to normalcy there will finally be something to watch on television again too but there are some people who might not be ready so quickly the fans more from this weekend's Jennifer to shrink up we don't know when but sports certainly will come back at some point but is Joshua Robinson of the Wall Street journal writes the big question will be how sports comes back and how fans come back Joshua from your research in the people you talk to for your story what's the landscape looking for in general for sports well right now a lot of leagues and organizations are going through what I think is a pretty academic exercises kind set dates and and find places down the road where he's been staying in their own opinions it might be safe to hold sporting a to get you know you look at the French Open person claiming a date in September sure we don't we really don't know so I think the outlook right now is is heavily dependent on a pretty unpredictable virus so all the weeds right now just sitting tight and against a huge huge challenge to get back even in twenty twenty will it be feasible to have any sports come back where fans are not present that was certainly the approach before the full shutdown happened Europe we had some soccer matches go behind closed doors and that was that was something that was tested in the in the thinking for how sports might come back but it's not that compatible with isolation even if you are going through this is just an example say hold the NBA playoffs in a place like Vegas bring everyone into a kind of bubble and isolate all the players even that would take six to eight weeks and then six weeks from the players are away from their families cooped up in hotels and that's not an ideal situation either so we do really at a point where they have to figure out one when it when it switches to compatible to start holding events again when the players might be able to do it and then down the road really when they might have stands against because fans of the toughest people convince we're speaking with Joshua Robinson of the Wall Street journal I was going to say the people making the decisions are they measuring the feeling of the fan and trying to get some behavioral guidance on this as well it's tough to gauge at the moment the leaders themselves I don't think really plugged in what what and might want and need it we are long term because it's it's hard to envision right now what that might look like with sports to come back the president has been selfless said he wants sports is back back as soon as possible but again the idea right now of of scenes of going to a stadium with forty thousand people it's really tough to to kind of wrap my head around and I think it's true for a lot of people who are undergoing a lockdown as heard from people who you know even when they're watching TV now see people shake hands or hug him enough for us to do that or just what do you think there are players who will be willing to come back if there is not a vaccine in place it will be some but the players are reluctant to do two things one is to come back without a vaccine and to explain part of the stadium eight that's not what they're in this business for me even though brown James said that he will grab a plane full arenas and otherwise he doesn't see the point the owners and league officials may see it differently especially in there is the general direction sports including twenty twenty which is yes it's an event for in the stadium but really it's TV product that before anything else stadiums are effectively soundstages is anyone envision and visiting a future where fans are actually scanned in some way for temperatures or something like that known to put forward a proposal like that yet in the states but you could imagine it it was certainly happening in airports at the very beginning of the outbreak and they would not be out of out of the realm of possibility you see that in stadiums it is going to have to come up with some kind of monitoring or whites protesting course before people can believe the allow ability for cities and states will really feel comfortable and the sanctioning the staff gathering PM Joshua Joshua Robinson from the Wall Street journal with this weekend's Jennifer because shankha thirty minutes after the hour on this weekend it's the following is a message from the law offices of Franken Verity do you have a service animal like an emotional support pig if so aw also you might be able to use taxact deduct as expenses and they know what they're doing they're just helping you to find every tax advantage you deserve so stop calling to ask if it's legal we're not emotional support lawyers.

"joshua robinson" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

News Radio 920 AM

02:22 min | 2 years ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM

"The world's most famous bicycle race the tort of France's taking place over the course of a three week period it wraps up Sunday two guys who work behind the scenes have a unique responsibility it's their job to make sure the road surface is fit for a global television audience they wake up at the crack of dawn of every day of the race to inspect the roads in a white van armed with a bucket of paint and some rollers the tour erasers as they're known target graffiti like political messages rude words and especially genitalia it's a story by Wall Street journal sports reporter Joshua Robinson is covering the Tor Josh what's this about it already has a unique aboard a world in that it does not stadium tennis court it's one over twenty one hundred miles of roads of open to the public so what happens is simple love to paint on the road in support of the writers what happens also is that the use that and then you for either kill or protest and also D. and the male anatomy and it is relevant because it with this the Taurus carried a live on television and the helicopter footage captures all that exactly that's why the toward dispatch to the team of two guys every morning at the crack of dawn to inspect the road and look at all of this pain on the road and being what may or may not be fit for for broadcast two guys in a bucket of paint how can they do that though some of the stages or a hundred miles long right will mainly be mainly the the art and up on the end up on the mountain passes that's really where traditionally people do it so that's where the that's what they focus on so they drive up and down the course actually about making sure that everything is there and when they see something that that probably wouldn't pass muster the the paint just white square over it but occasionally you know in some cultures where you'll see the word no at which means you know to put a smiley face in the the end of the box or you know when they see each other which they do they like to turn into butterflies or a what you're listed with uta imagination so so if they start to get creative does that take time away from.

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US women's soccer team is dominant: How long can it last?

This Morning with Gordon Deal

03:40 min | 2 years ago

US women's soccer team is dominant: How long can it last?

"Lovell the U. S. women's soccer team continues its World Cup celebration but how long can the Americans dominates here's this weekend's Jennifer because shankha the US women's soccer team remains the world's best about the world is catching up how much longer can the U. S. team keep going here to answer that question Joshua Robinson of the Wall Street journal Joshua who are the veterans on this team entering that you cannot miss a discernment was making Latino but she's already thirty four years old you also looking at someone like Carli Lloyd I know she only came off the bench in most games but she's thirty six million icon of fifteen and that the black people like Becky Celeborn also thirty four even Alex Morgan who with the baby faced assassin of this team for so long just played at her third World Cup and she's already thirty so for a lot of the women on this team retirement is beginning to appear on the horizon and you begin to wonder is there another World Cup in them and you know even a year where the Tokyo Olympics and some of the more wonder if they can last that long have there been any hints from any of them about what they might plan to do I think probably Lloyd above all would be the one who's beginning to really think about it at thirty six and not necessarily a key member of the chip coach Joe Loews's plans it it's it could be pretty tempting to to hang it up hang up for groups when she's at absolutely the pinnacle of the game the ticket the other temping thing however is that because of the way the women's international soccer cycle works we're in a period where the World Cup is just a year away from the next Olympics after the Olympics the next World Cup will be three years away so hang on for just twelve more months extremely appealing if you think I could get in this time for Tokyo we're speaking with Josh Robinson of the Wall Street journal talk about the future of Jill Ellis where does he stand on her contract and is she in good standing as the U. S. coach she criticized a lot of this tournament for some of the tactical choices and some of the decision she's made in the way she's managed individual game but you really cannot argue with the results she's a worse she's the only coach in women's soccer history to win two world cups even no one is done that on the men's side even since the nineteen thirties she's also and she deserves a lot of credit for this manage to effectively Rangel beat the egos and personalities on that team and we go there a lot of personalities in that in that locker room but she said she's not here police that and she's let them speak freely and continue to deliver results so her contract is up this summer and there's an option that could be triggered by U. S. soccer or her for another year and that would take her to the Olympics she's been very corny about her future so far has and says she has made a decision it's gonna be interesting to see whether she decides again to go out on a high or roll the dice again in Tokyo and see if she can hold off the advance of the rest of the world one more time Josh was there anything that goes on between now and the Olympics next summer well the first order of business is the US woman returned home is this a three toward they're gonna play I think about half a dozen games between August and October all over the country where they invite some of the best teams in the world to the United States and really they even the adulation of of American fans that'll be the first thing and then they'll resume their normal calendar and start to get ready for the Olympics this weekend's Jennifer because Shinko with Wall Street journal reporter Joshua

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

WCBM 680 AM

01:30 min | 2 years ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM

"About every bit of it. We were endless hours to make sure that when we delivered. So you fact it's a fact. Shepard Smith on Fox News channel. Real news, real honest. Opin. Seven. The six eighty WGN news time is now three minutes past five o'clock a fourth MS thirteen gang members charge of the brutal death of a fourteen year old girl, and Riverdale police gang members fear. The girl would squeal on them about a kidnapping and robbery, they committed lawyers for the man charged with killing five capital, gazette employees are asking for his trial to be held in two parts one to determine guilt or innocence the other regarding his mental state ex Baltimore police officer author Williams convicted of second degree assault and misconduct in the beating of a man captured on viral video a suspect is in custody in the static of a man in Hillcrest park, and Lansdowne man injured, after fighting back, a suspect with a gun, Hoover driver, Joshua Robinson, charged with raping a woman passenger near Jennifer, and western Moni Umbro's is denied bail. A national meeting of the US bishops convenes in Baltimore today. Under pressure to give Catholic layman a larger role in confronting a growing sex abuse scandal within the church, a look at sports in a moment before the US has constellation before domino sugar before the war of eighteen twelve there was Baltimore equitable insurance..

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on Only A Game

Only A Game

03:57 min | 2 years ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on Only A Game

"It was huge news in Norway, so Hecker stepped away from the team in August two thousand seventeen and it was just a couple of months later in October, that Norway announced that equal pay deal. But that wasn't enough to bring her back. It sounds like for her. It's not really about the money. No. I don't think it's about the money. I think it's a question of attitudes that she perceived within the whole national team setup from the federation side, they're pretty hopeful that someday. She might reconsider. She's only twenty three and she's got a long career in front of her, and it is slightly goaling for them to know that the western woman soccer from their country. And what we're the jersey. So the conversation is expected to resume after the World Cup. But for now Hege Burg is perfectly content to focus on her club soccer and France as the women's World Cup approached. The spotlight was always going to be on Hege bark and her decision but three weeks ago in the Champions League final. She reminded everyone. What Norway was going to be missing in this tournament? Right. She couldn't have timed it better. Second easy as you like once again. So it was Leo from France. The defending champions of France against Barcelona the best team in Spain and they met in the final in Budapest in the national stadium. There were more than twenty thousand people in the stadium, which is a huge attendance for when they offer in Europe. She scored a hat trick in the space of thirty minutes in the first half. With this. She burst through the screen. I mean she was unbelievable to watch. But interestingly enough, the Norwegian national team has been doing pretty well without Heckert, too, right? Yeah, they've, they've progressed over the last two years. I mean, certainly they couldn't do any worse than they did at the euros, but they're in a tough group at the women's World Cup and includes one of the pre-tournament favorites and host, France, it's hasn't been easy for Hager either. I mean, this is not a decision she took lightly and from people close to that I've spoken to. It's one she she's grappled with for a long time. But that she is at peace with right now, it really is no small thing to give up the biggest stage in women's soccer to stick to your guns, and is this stand. She's taking likely to have an impact are we all just gonna forget about it once the games really get going. I think the fact that would talking about it is already showing that there is an impact and her absence will be felt that the tournament, every time Norway trots out there, we're going to hear about Heckert not being there. But it is a wake up call for more than Norway. The fact that this is happening at the what we'll be probably the most watched women's World Cup and women's World Cup history. Because every tournament beats the last it acts kind of megaphone for her message. And I think that others will pay attention, you would hope take a hard look at themselves, and how they run their federations. Joshua Robinson is based in France, where he covers European sports for the Wall Street Journal will have a link to his article on oughta hegab erg at only game dot org. Only game is produced by Martin Kessler. Gary Wallich with help from Nico, imac and Matthew stock. Our technical director Martisn eel, our executive producer is me. I'm Karen given. Only game returns next week. Thanks for listening.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

KTAR 92.3FM

02:45 min | 3 years ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on KTAR 92.3FM

"Jason i've gotta tell you you're pretty much everything this company is looking for in an entry level candidate thanks for being with us when the us failed to qualify for the world cup it immediately became one of the country's biggest soccer disasters now with the tournament in full swing turns out the rest of the planet doesn't actually care and that goes for two other wellknown countries that didn't make it we take you now to a captain berg russia near the siberian border some eleven hundred miles east of moscow where we find wall street journal reporter joshua robinson josh what are you experiencing remarkably i'm used to coming two world cups and tournaments even at the european championship there were americans everywhere you saw us jerseys you heard american accent they were on flights untrained at games here nothing even though the us purchased a huge number of tickets it turns out a lot of those went to you know americans who were supporting other countries so there i've seen a lot of peruvians for instance who happens to live in the united states and are here oh really happen is that since you know we thought the us likes to think it's a player on the international stage at least in soccer it hasn't won anything you know in terms of the world cup but it it shows up it's here it's thought it would be missed the party is going on very much without the americans it must be bigger news though that italy in the netherlands are not there.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

WTMJ 620

02:35 min | 4 years ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on WTMJ 620

"First news this morning with gordon deal with us on this monday july twenty four gordon deal with jennifer kushinka some of our top stories and headlines of deadly case of human trafficking in san antonio the white house indicates its in favor of punishing russia for election interference trump's soninlaw speaks to the senate intel committee today senate republicans naval tomorrow on a health insurance filbert are not sure which will no vote on marijuana cigarettes go on sale of supermarkets in switzerland starting today and the guys gathering in small groups for secondary sector me parties that story in about twenty minutes britain's chris frill ms won the tour de france for the fourth time froze thirty two is now second in the alltime list after completing his third successive victory he took the yellow jersey during the fourteen th stage of the race and never gave it back right through yesterday's twentyfirst stage new offer professional cycling teams that spend more than two hundred days a year on the road robberies are one of the biggest and most expensive risks in the sport it's a story by wall street journal reporter joshua robinson joshua was this about clinton in court where you're daniel rodham loot peril and putting all the key greer and we're talking about our quicker million dollars worker gear in a trucker you have to park their he's going to be an unnatural target her could fern like uh like any of the big three we adri boot iron he might grinning forty hard bike iron man he came number are bear had hired and in more spare part to rebuild pretty much all of go after pretty higher inherited he can bike kerr alone would require hurt and income from our so audit sore like the tour to france where does the equipment gets stored to become a mood in it the twenty two teams are all over the country every can be practicable and mougel show repeating colder one of them is mechanic truck backed we're all the bike grave between pages gregory and so they get hung up you you be thing era like hop oak workshop with all the by wind up against the wall not an inch wasted and but unfortunately for damn hard they're moving from march end up on hotel parking walk arm and.

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"joshua robinson" Discussed on KTRH

KTRH

02:24 min | 4 years ago

"joshua robinson" Discussed on KTRH

"This morning with gordon deal makes me with us on this monday july twenty four gordon deal with jennifer kushinka some of our top stories and headlines of deadly case of human trafficking in san antonio the white house indicates its in favor of punishing russia for election interference trump's soninlaw speaks to the senate intel committee today senate republicans mabel tomorrow on a health insurance filbert are not sure which will no vote on marijuana cigarettes go on sale of supermarkets in switzerland starting today and the guys gathering in small groups for fest sixty me vest sector me parties that story in about twenty minutes britain's chris film has won the tour to france for the fourth time fromm was thirty two is now second in the alltime list after completing his third successive victory he took the yellow jersey during the fourteen th stage of the race and never gave it back right through yesterday's twentyfirst stage meanwhile for professional cycling teams that spend more than two hundred days a year on the road robberies are one of the biggest and most expensive risks in the sport it's a story by wall street journal reporter joshua robinson joshua was this about britain port where you're staying afloat herald and putting all of the king gear and we're talking about our quicker million dollars worker gear in a truck to you have to park their is gonna be in a natural target her in court harn like uh like any of the big three we atri arm at he might grinning 45 bike hurt nineman pain that the same number of bear had hired then more spare part to rebuild pretty much all of them so you know it active pretty higher when you can period at each other by occur alone would retail her contain counting dollars so on a tour the tour to france where does the equipment gets stored who because according to the mood and i heard on the twenty two teams are all over the country every can be doable and brutal the peadon canada reader and one of them is mechanic struck back we're all the by career between ages equity um and so they they get hung up you you pd thing they're like hotoke workshop added with all the bike lined up against the.

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