Posted by bad_luck on 8/29/2013 1:02:00 PM (view original):
Posted by The Taint on 8/29/2013 12:50:00 PM (view original):Maybe he hated it. Maybe it did take a lot out of him. Maybe he wasn't that good. But it isn't unreasonable to look at the stats we have for his time as a CF in New York and conclude that he was at least average during those seasons.
It's weird that such a stellar CF didn't stay out there for his entire career.
here we go again with a guy who loves the merry-go-round, and prefers it as greater in value compared to baseball.
u are not fooling anyone when the sum of all your complex equations equals maybe to the third power in player evaluation skills by the very numbers argued as valuable. do you think that your fishing line has the kind of bait that will endear u to this community of math nerds? nope, as u deem maybe as the master answer translating your numbers, time and time again.
the game equates to being greater in value than the numbers it produces. even without numbers, the game would go on, pitch after pitch. people love the game first and foremost. like rings in a jewelry store. lots of them. this community sees beyond the ring. they see the hardened stone that glistens with brilliance. the adornment that goes with that actual rock is inconsequential to the real value of the diamond. this game of baseball has such simple beauty in daylight, or under floodlight, to so many people, world-wide. value is not whether u have the legs or feet to get u inside that jewelry store, eluding to your dark, blind arguments that rickeys road troubles in the kingdome on a sunday when he begs larussa to dh him, despite going 0-5 with 3 strikeouts in saturdays game. tony asks him why, what's up? rickey says his legs did not feel right back on tuesday in the game in minnesotas metrodome.
ever since the colt 45's came into existence, something unexpected came from the technical design aspect of indoor stadiums. it was of course known that grass would be a problem. pitchers dominance is evidenced in those late 60's numbers. the two most influential pitchers in baseball, one from each league added to something else very evident in baseballs number. nolan ryan and steve carlton and turf added up to the dawn of the 5-man rotation.
if rickey is like everyone else in a batters box, armed only with a stick, against incredible odds, then what do his legs have to do with him winning the BBP award for the better baseball player? all his legs do is un-cork himself from his crouch and stance in that box. the bat is what the batting average is. it is what proliferates the hall of fame numbers, for the ump-teenth time. rickeys legs only get him total bases as a runner, and not as a batter. the defensive positions of OF and IF are the weapons against total bases.
if rickey is in the OF, on turf, for extended games in HHH, or randy johnsons kingdome, then similarly his legs and knees lose effectiveness rapidly. a big exploitable number found when reviewing the actual record. not some number like 8 or 9 that translates to maybe mattingly, maybe trout, maybe not ichiro, but we all can be a community and agree the bats of concepcion and bowa is not what they are being paid for by major league baseball teams that sign them to contracts involving something as valuable as money in any society.
my assessment of bad_luck's redundant arguments is also the sum of maybe he will post patterns that will change, maybe not, or maybe he won't or maybe he will like being off the merry-go-round, maybe not, but, maybe maybe may not maybe be his next bit of brilliance, maybe the candle will burn out, maybe the wick was made in china, maybe the bunny rabbit is better than the horse or dragon on the merry-go-round, maybe not.
the merry-go-round starts and stops in the same place. goes everywhere in baseball too, how maybe wonderful is that?
8/29/2013 2:44 PM (edited)