There’s a major push on twitter to #BanCharges.
I’d prefer a similar push to #ShootBetter. Continue reading FLOPPING: EFFECT AND CAUSE
I have to apologize for my social media accounts having been hacked. Evidently someone posted “Tell me how your bracket’s doing.” Continue reading MAD ABOUT YOU
Oscar Robertson used to walk to school. Uphill both ways, probably. Continue reading OSCAR ROBERTSON & BIFF TANNEN
You learn a lot about your blind date when the first thing your friend mentions is his or her personality.
Carlos Martinez hit for himself in the top of the 7th last night, with runners at the corners and no one out.
The Cardinals were down 1-0.
Martinez laced a double of the wall scoring both runs.* Continue reading PROCESS, RESULTS, AND MATH(ENY)
Jason Heyward is going to get $20 million per year, isn’t he?
$25 million? Continue reading GOING GREEN
Matt Carpenter has a .366 OBP with 16 home runs.
But he hasn’t come about those numbers evenly.
His April pace would have led to a full season of 372/438/651 and over 130 extra-base hits.
What it did lead to, evidently, was people thinking regression to the mean didn’t apply to the Cardinals third baseman/human being. Continue reading MATT CARPENTER, STEPH CURRY, AND INCONSISTENCY
Proposal for Modified DH in the National League:
Once the Starting Pitcher is removed, so must be the DH from the Pitcher’s spot. This preserves late game strategy, but eliminates the charade of of intentionally walking the 8-hitter to get to the pitcher. The bench gets used a la current NL.
The 1st inning is the only time of the game where a manager can control who bats 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.
The 7th place hitter is very rarely the *seventh* hitter in an inning. His first at bat may find him batting “second” in the 2nd inning. Or batting lead-off…in the 3rd inning. Continue reading RESTORING ORDER
You should stop using Batting Average to value baseball players. As a stat, it’s only hitting about .200 when it comes to taking a snapshot of a player’s value. Continue reading THE CRESTWOOD MALL OF STATS