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Rob Neyer: most influential baseball writer of the last 10 years

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by yourbuddy, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. yourbuddy

    yourbuddy New Member

    And it's not even close.  Although he owes much to Bill James, it was Neyer who popularized sabermetrics through his column at ESPN.com.  If not for him, no one today would know what OPS is, and statistics like on-base percentage would be undervalued.  Neyer was also one of the first to recognize that high pitch counts could be harmful to young pitchers.  These things seem elementary now, but that was not so before Neyer got his column at ESPN.com in 1996.  One day, Neyer will be enshrined in Cooperstown for revolutionizing baseball analysis at the turn of the century. 
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Release the hounds.
  3. Chi City 81

    Chi City 81 Guest

    Someone started a new account and wasted their first post on this?
  4. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Thanks for stopping by, Rob. ;D

    (Although I do, in a way, agree with you on Rob helping to bring it to the masses through ESPN.com. Most influential in the last decade? Ahh, that's all subjective. Helluva writer -- and even better statistical analyst -- who has carved a great niche for himself both for casual fans and seamheads? Hell yeah.)
  5. suburbanite

    suburbanite Active Member

    Is this a time warp?
  6. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Didn't we do this once already? Almost the exact same topic.
  7. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    This guy has been here before.
  8. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    You know what I call Rob Neyer?

    Bill James 2: Electric Boogaloo.
  9. PopeDirkBenedict

    PopeDirkBenedict Active Member

    Rob Neyer once killed a utility player with a crappy OBP just to get an erection.
  10. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Who's your friend. Who's yourbuddy?
  11. Herbert Anchovy

    Herbert Anchovy Active Member

    Rob Neyer is to Bill James as the apostle Boogaloo Shrimp (complete with ceiling dance montage) was to Ozone.
  12. spnited

    spnited Active Member

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