This article is part of our Collette Calls series.
This week's piece is more of a grab bag of thoughts as no single item dominated my list of things to discuss as I finally had some time to sit down and write.
One thing I had penciled down to discuss was how we can often become biased about our favorite player. The batter should be doing better than he is, or the pitcher is getting squeezed. Stacy Gotsulias of Baseball Prospectus does not hide her Yankee fandom. She also does not describe her disdain for how she feels Aaron Judge gets shafted by umpires on calling strikes:
I'm sick of balls being called strikes on Judge. It's ridiculous.— Stacey Gotsulias (@StaceGots) May 27, 2018
She has made a similar tweet a few times in recent weeks, so I sat down to look at the data around how many times Judge has indeed been victimized by an expanded strike zone. Turns out, Stacy is right and it isn't even close as Judge has