Posted by jsakicno19 on 9/6/2013 12:05:00 AM (view original):
Posted by mountainjack on 9/5/2013 6:42:00 PM (view original):Serious implications... U witness heckling, & risk jack-mountain's appearance
lad_buck, at the risk of having you create a new screen name to heckle me (jack_mountain?) your posts would be more effective if you wrote in complete sentences and used a capital letter once in a while. I agree with some of your points but it's difficult to read. If you are trying to hide who you really are with that style I suppose it's working but it's irritating.
For those who completely disregard and badmouth sabermetrics and the new stats, let me know how the next flat earth meeting goes. Most MLB teams are using them extensively, regardless of what ESPN and the rest of the media does. Some of the stats are more effective than others, and they all need to be used in context. Some people do use them too much or the wrong way to try to make a point and/or bore people to death so I understand the backlash. However, you can still be a true baseball fan and love watching the game while still appreciating the new stuff. It does not have to be an either/or thing but it's human nature to turn debates into just that.
as a part of what ???... Is there a modus operandi (M.O.), of repeated instances,
of this where U R here to help 'heckling" be more effective ???...
U've opened a door, but it implies that usernames are not the real issue that is
related to the topic of the thread... What irritates U can be remedied, by buying
a discount fly-swatter... If sticks & stones break bones, then this thread ain't 4U,
as names ain't supposed 2 hurt U... R U a kindergarten graduate, or not ???...
Your numbers are a fad, come-&-go, just like the GWRBI... Eddie Murray, 4 the
short time that stat existed, was the king, as a switch-hitter... So what if the stat
proved the the whole nerd-nation wrong...
The designated runner, and MLB experimented, but could not sign Carl Lewis,
or any Willie May's Hay's types, & the nerds lost it totally, as far as any credibility
or ability to predict an event... Have a few more beers... The 5th inning is next...
Eye witnessed someone in that college class make an astute point... Same 1...
The very same bell curve that was the measure, & so necessary 2 the equation,
of Bill Jame's abstract stuff, because the bell curve was not meant as a 'predict'
tool... His equated predictions, are the death-knell of a mathematician...
The bell-curve works here in ALL games on this web-site, simplified 2 resemble
a dollar bill, lite as paper, & heavy as coin... Linear weights MUST stand-up 2 very
certain mathematical proving grounds of validation...
Number fads... Crystal balls... The designated hitter was first brought to MLB, by
number nerds during the BlackSox scandal... A way 2 shave those overwhelming
odds when Ruth batted, & other teams could not counter... Number geeks, for 100
years, always trying 2 change baseball...
Seems it would be a different stage to perform on, if bad-luck wasn't self-flattered
as the poster-child and spokesperson on behalf of ******* WAR !!!...
I didn't say it hurt my feelings, just that it's irritating to read, so ok I won't read it any more. Get off Twitter once in a while and take an English class (at least you figured out where the shift key is).
You pretty much missed my point that you don't have to either worship the new stats or hate them. Some of the numbers are a fad but a lot of them are not. Call your local MLB team and ask them what they are using, they are using a lot of these stats. They are another tool to use in addition to scouts watching the players.
You can still love and watch baseball the same way it has been done for 120+ years without even thinking about the "new" stats but to say all of them are a passing fad is ignoring reality. Talk to you in 20 years and we can debate this again, by that time everyone will probably be using the same Twitter writing style that you use.