The so-called "Turf-&-Grass" numbers (a 'staple' now) were insisted upon
by the Nevada bookies, @ least 30 years ago... The bottom-line mattered to
them THAT much, convinced it was in the numbers, where it was supposed
Can understand the desire to look @ life thru numbers... Everywhere U look,
as though the numbers are hidden, collective hunger is fed by new ways to
find them, only to end-up having to review them again, because that hunger
never goes away...
Loved "the_Taint's" view, & choice of words here to describe it... Kind of like
how FAR people have NOT gone YET, to discover what they must find...
Lawn sprinkler settings... The wattage/voltage of flood-lights on both coasts,
& did those umpires really stay @ a Howard Johnson's Inn last nite (???)...
There are just too many things in the life of baseball, that can never have a
"number" that translates into any reasonable degree of predictability... This
pursuit here, to declare that your crystal-ball will work best, when applying it
to the WAR numbers inputed, will still ultimately prove that the "crystal-ball"
should be taken back to WalMart, so that the $4.98 can be refunded...
Have appreciated this thread, & none of us who play here will EVER see an
"Umpire Pop-Up Menu", so we can choose where our precious umpires can
rest-up for the next game... Baby those guys... They mean everything here !!!...