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by gotribe31 » Wed May 04, 2011 7:17 pm
by Cerebral_DownTime » Wed May 04, 2011 7:22 pm
by bookelly » Wed May 04, 2011 7:31 pm
by gotribe31 » Wed May 04, 2011 8:20 pm
Cerebral_DownTime wrote:I feel like I learn alot more from watching the game, I use pretty much the basic stats. I share your same opinion on math and history too.
by leadpipe » Wed May 04, 2011 8:52 pm
by Jumbo » Wed May 04, 2011 9:56 pm
leadpipe wrote:This isn't even a contest.The caveat being the OPPORTUNITY to see someone play every day.
by jerryroche » Thu May 05, 2011 12:54 am
by peeker643 » Thu May 05, 2011 9:34 am
jerryroche wrote:"Stats vs. Sight" is a totally personal preference--whatever turns your crank. Because baseball can be consumed on multiple levels is one of the things that makes it such a wonderful game. Another thing is its total unpredictability. How many times have you seen a .190 hitter rip a line drive into the corner to beat a closer whose ERA is 1.12, defying every statmeister's probability matrices?Personally, I'm a throwback. The only statistics that have any real meaning to me are the old dependables: BA, HR, RBI, W-L, ERA and maybe OPS. Give me those, and I'll be able to tell you if a player is having a bad, mediocre or good season. I tend to enjoy watching a game more when I can concentrate on pitcher vs. batter, pitch by pitch--but that's just me. You wanna use esoteric statistics to over-analyze every pitch, every batter, every situation, be my guest!
by jb » Thu May 05, 2011 10:19 am
by peeker643 » Thu May 05, 2011 10:34 am
jb wrote:RBI ? W-L ? What are you guys? The Mets? This thread is mostly a bunch of jocko luddites tub thumping. The fact this thread exists and creates a competely false dichotemy tells me all I need to know. This is a false choice set.Personlly, i worship at the steve buffum unification church.
by googleeph2 » Thu May 05, 2011 1:41 pm
by gotribe31 » Thu May 05, 2011 1:51 pm
googleeph2 wrote:I am a sight guy. But different sight guys can disagree among themselves wildly after seeing the same things.Novice question: Do stats guys disagree as much with each other? I sense not.
by googleeph2 » Thu May 05, 2011 1:56 pm
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