Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (Sept. 27, 2016) we talk about tragic death of Miami Marlins pitcher José Fernández and how both the numbers and his background show why he was so great. Then, we chat with Sports Illustrated’s Lindsay Schnell about why LSU fired Les Miles and whether he should give up being a coach and concentrate on being a recruiter. Finally, we break down the numbers behind Kevin Garnett’s historic career. Plus, a significant digit on Vin Scully’s retirement after almost seven decades in the commentator’s chairLinks to what we discuss:Neil Paine says baseball lost a potential all-time great in José Fernández.Josh Levin, in Slate, writes that Fernández represented the future of baseball.The Ringer’s Michael Baumann goes one step further and says Fernández also represented the future of America.Jordan Ritter Conn, on Grantland, tells the story of Fernández’s journey from Cuba to the MLB All-Star Game.ESPN Stats & Information produces the numbers that show Les Miles was a winner early on at LSU, but not so much at the end.Nylon Calculus’s Justin Willard asks how will we remember Kevin Garnett.Dan Rosenbaum breaks down what the adjusted plus/minus statistic says about how good Garnett was on defense.Significant Digit: 67. That’s the number of years Vin Scully has been a broadcaster for the Dodgers. He’ll be calling his final game with the team this weekend. Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight
Former Juventus director Giuseppe Marotta has today officially joined Inter Milan as chief executive officer for sport.Marotta took to Twitter to announce the news in a video message and Inter Milan held a board meeting on Thursday to ratify his appointment.#Marotta: “Da oggi farò parte della grande Inter, per me è motivo di grande orgoglio” #FCIM pic.twitter.com/6zexEy62aC— Inter (@Inter) December 13, 2018At the end of October, Juventus terminated Marotta’s contract as CEO.Fiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“I am happy and proud to be beginning a new professional challenge at a prestigious club such as Inter,” Marotta told Sky Sports.“President Steven Zhang has an ambitious project and I am looking forward to becoming an active part of that.“It’s certainly going to be an important chapter in my professional life, and I will have a great responsibility but that doesn’t daunt me.“It is the start of a new chapter and it must be one marked by success.”Marotta will work alongside chief executive officer corporate Alessandro Antonello, who is now in charge of all corporate activities.