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'Just give me a kid who can play the game'

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Columnist pens piece decrying the rise of sabermetrics:


    Some interesting thoughts from him on the movement.

    It’s one thing to have these statisticians, it’s another to write about them.

    They know exactly where every pitch ever thrown has been placed.

    “27 percent of his sliders hit the inside corner of the plate, providing the temperature is above 63 degrees and the wind is out of the south at less than 9 mph.”

    It has infiltrated every aspect of the game.

    Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown in 2012.

    And there was a debate as to who deserved the MVP.


    Sabermetrics, whatever that means.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

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  3. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Ted Williams won the triple crown twice, but didn't win the MVP either time.

    Chuck Klein and Lou Gehrig had the same thing happen to them once.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

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  5. Small Town Guy

    Small Town Guy Well-Known Member

    Saw this on Deadspin too. Man, they're really going after the big fish now.
  6. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    So basically he wants Mike Trout?
  7. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    What's more dated, the newspaper column or anti-sabermetric movement?
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Hell, Octave, particularly with pitching, with Pitch F/X data available readily now, the sabermetric movement is somewhat dated, too.
  9. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Your mom.
  10. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    My mom can still get after it.
    It just seems like the particular extremes are keeping a fight going that most everyone else has grown bored with. And Deadspin was not always saber-friendly, so it's their typical third-party trolling.
  11. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Columnists and ex-jock TV/radio analysts are cut from the same cloth on this one.

    The fans seem to care a lot less than the opinion propogators --- on both sides --- trying to maintain their relevance.
  12. 3_Octave_Fart

    3_Octave_Fart Well-Known Member

    Intractable nerd vs. archaic angry guy = not fun to watch in 2014.
    They both need to fuck off together.
    Or go coach youth baseball.
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