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Meredith Wills

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Bernstein & Rahimi: Dr. Meredith Wills interview, Midday Midway (Hour 2)

Bernstein & Rahimi Show

In the second hour, Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Dr. Meredith Wills, a data scientist who has a PhD in astrophysics and is a baseball construction expert, to discuss MLB's ever-changing ball and the discoveries she has made on the issue. After that, Bernstein and Rahimi discussed the White Sox's 5-2 win against the Blue Jays on Thursday. Later, they conducted the Midday Midway, taking a look at some of the wildest and most intriguing headlines from around the world.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


11 Jun 2021

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Dr. Meredith Wills on MLB's altered baseballs

Best of 670 The Score

Dan Bernstein and Leila Rahimi were joined by Dr. Meredith Wills, who has a PhD in astrophysics and is a baseball construction expert, to discuss MLB's ever-changing ball.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


11 Jun 2021

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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 86: Petition to get Meredith Wills a vacation

Amazin' Avenue: for New York Mets fans

Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space. This week, we have Dr. Meredith Wills on the show to recap what was going on with the 2020 baseballs, what’s up with the baseballs this season, and how hitters can adjust in the Year of the Pitcher.We wrap things up, like we always do, with Walk-off Wins where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise. You can listen or subscribe to all of our wonderful Amazin’ Avenue Audio podcasts through Apple Podcasts, where we encourage you to leave a review if you enjoy the show. It really helps! And you can find us on the Stitcher app, Spotify, or listen wherever you get podcasts.You can follow A Pod of Their Own on Twitter (@apodoftheirown) and you can also follow all of our co-hosts on Twitter: Allison McCague (@PetitePhD), Maggie Wiggin (@maggie162), Linda Surovich (@LindaSurovich), and Kellyanne Healey (@ellarebee). You can follow Dr. Meredith Wills on Twitter (@Bbl_Astrophyscs). You can also email the show at aa.apodoftheirown@gmail.com.Look for A Pod of Their Own in your feeds every Wednesday and don’t forget: there’s no crying in podcasting! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 10mins

26 May 2021

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The Science of [the] Baseball with Dr. Meredith Wills

Sayonara Baseball

Baseball is back! During the lead-up to this year’s Major League Baseball Season, we stumbled upon some rather earth-shattering news. Recently, MLB sent out a memo to all teams regarding the monitoring of possible “doctoring” of baseballs with substances to increase spin rate. Several questions have arisen - most notably, what are the possible causes for the increase in home runs over the past several seasons?Dr. Meredith Wills, a renowned astrophysicist who's an expert on baseball construction, stops by to discuss her research on the juiced balls with Kazuki and Brandon. She explains how her intrigue in knitting as well as deconstructing the baseball led her to a major discovery that has shaken the whole foundation of the game.Follow Dr. Meredith Wills on Twitter as well as on LinkedIn to keep up with her latest news.   Check out this exclusive Sports Illustrated article on Dr. Wills' research on juiced balls: - https://www.si.com/mlb/2021/02/09/mlb-ball-is-live-daily-cover Watch Dr. Wills' SABR presentation on the juiced balls here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKGtxDk3H4oAlso, listen to her full interview on Mansplain Baseball Elsewhere podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KKGtxDk3H4oFollow us now on Twitter!! We're also on Amazon Music and Audible!!! Please listen to us there as well.For more updates about the show, please check out: https://daylightinteractive.com/ For more of Brandon's work, please see here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/theairlineguy/ -- --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

1hr 37mins

1 Apr 2021

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Three Swings Classic: The Science of Baseball w/ Dr. Meredith Wills

Three Swings

Enjoy this throwback interview with astrophysicist, sports data scientist, and baseball superfan Dr. Meredith Wills! Rhea and Dr. Wills talk about scientific explanations for MLB's historic increase in home runs over recent seasons and the physics of juiced balls. Originally recorded on July 19, 2019.THIS EPISODE SPONSORED BY BETTER HELP & QUIP:*Get 10% off your first month of Better Help at betterhelp.com/baseball*Get your first Quip refill FREE at getquip.com/baseballSUPPORT THREE SWINGS ON PATREON:https://www.patreon.com/threeswingsCONNECT W/ THREE SWINGS ON TWITTER & INSTAGRAM AND SEND YOUR #ROSINBAG QUESTIONS:https://twitter.com/threeswingspodhttps://www.instagram.com/threeswingspodGET THREE SWINGS MERCH:https://www.teepublic.com/stores/three-swingsTHREE SWINGS IS A FOREVER DOG PODCAST:https://foreverdogpodcasts.com/podcasts/three-swings Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


19 Sep 2020

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Episode #100: Emily Waldon and Dr. Meredith Wills

Friars on the Farm

We celebrate our 100th episode with Dr. Meredith Wills and Emily Waldon from The Athletic and Baseball America. They discuss their S.A.B.R. award winning articles. The awareness that their work has brought to fans and the baseball community. We also discuss the damage that contraction of 42 teams will have on the communities, fan growth, and future players.

1hr 30mins

1 May 2020

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Episode 170 - Meredith Wills

Bat Flips And Nerds

The baseball astrophysicist Meredith Wills joins Russ to chat about her work on MLB's bouncy 2019 balls and a whole loads of other trends in baseball analytics.


21 Apr 2020

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Sports, Data Science and Astrophysics with Dr. Meredith Wills

Winning is Not a Strategy

Dr. Meredith Wills is an award winning writer/researcher on the topic of baseball construction, a solar astrophysicist, and a sports data scientist for SportsMedia Technology. Our discussion runs the gamut of sports data and its impact on the world of athletics, how to get started in data analytics, how she made the switch from astrophysics to sports data science and a whole lot more.


3 Apr 2020

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Starting 9 Episode 127 - Meredith Wills

Starting 9

Barstool Sports presents the Starting 9, featuring Jared Carrabis and Dallas Braden - the baseball podcast everyone wants but no one else will give you. This week's first episode features an interview with astrophysicist Dr. Meredith Wills, who takes Dallas on a journey inside the baseball to discover what's different, why is it different, what we can expect moving forward and much more. Dallas and Jared also get into the signature news of the week - the Red Sox firing of Dave Dombrowski the season following winning the World Series, and the news that Javier Báez is out for the remainder of the regular season. The crew also does a “rundown” of the remaining “relevant” American League teams - Astros, Yankees, Twins, Indians, Athletics and Rays!

1hr 34mins

10 Sep 2019

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THE Ryan Sullivan Show #11 - Guest Dr. Meredith Wills

The Ryan Sullivan Show

THE Ryan Sullivan Show #11 has dropped and we proudly welcome The Athletic's Dr. Meredith Wills to the Podcast. Link to -> https://theathletic.com/1044790/2019/06/25/yes-the-baseball-is-different-again-an-astrophysicist-examines-this-years-baseballs-and-breaks-down-the-changes/


1 Jul 2019