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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote] When something happens in sports, anything really, even just an outcome with a game won/lost, we have to go looking for someone to blame, or assigning responsibility or trying to figure out why something happened. Sometimes the answer is "I don't know" or just " shite happens"[/quote] not j...
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]Well, one tends to be calmer and more effective after gaining experience in almost everything in life.[/quote] you are grossly overrating the anxiety angle. While it can happen, i would argue it is extremely rare with top level athletes like this to get completely overwhelmed. People how...
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re: Spinoff: McCartney or Lennon? - H-Town Tiger
[quote]if still alive, John Lennon's solo career would have dwarfed Paul McCartney[/quote] the ole if he was still alive bit. In the decade post Beatles it is McCartney by a wide margin, on both volume and quality. When Lennon was shot he was 40. How many people post 40 after a decade of relat...
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]o, I'm saying the clutch players do a better job of not letting emotions affect their at bat in high leverage situations[/quote] but can't a player be completely calm and still make an out? Not every game or championship is won on the last play or last inning, so when someone does make ...
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]So you're saying emotion is not real?[/quote] :lol: wut? [quote]Human beings feel no different at bat whether it's the first inning of game 133 of the season or the ninth inning of a tied World Series game 7. Seems legit[/quote] Nice straw man. the point is you notice when a guy g...
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]Just saying if you are down two with no one on in the ninth, a homer isn't that much better than a double. You still need the next guy to score[/quote] ok , i gotcha. Still if you need 2 you take 1 anyway you can get it....
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]Are they?[/quote] yes [quote]How can you say that some people don't perform under pressure better than others? [/quote] define that. [quote] Is there a stat to show it? No, but it clearly exists. [/quote] does it? Give some examples. A lot of the times it is cherry picking ...
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]Maybe the term "sabermetrics" became known with Moneyball, but the concepts of sabermetrics and the value of walks and not giving away outs date back to Earl Weaver. He even wrote a book about, Weaver on Strategy, in 1984. It was a best seller. Bill James Abstracts were quite popular by this ...
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]That's one time where the marginal difference between a HR or a regular hit/walk is small[/quote] :lol: what does this even mean? The object is to score runs, there is no clock, there is NO ADVANTAGE to having runners on base vs having them all score. ...
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]a ninth inning when if you hit it you're still down by 1 or 2 but now with bases cleared?[/quote] [img]https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQttXqV_30jxfUHQFXC-l0qTUKcsR_p2p1Hkg22jzTwCzApH5o1ow[/img]...
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]But yeah, sometimes you don't want a HR[/quote] if you are on offense, there are ZERO times when you don't want a HR :lol: There is no clock in baseball, the objective is to score the most runs anytime you can get 1-4 runs on one swing, that is the desried outcome ...
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]the Sabermetric people are taking the most important thing out of the game, Very true. They ignore human emotion, clutch, momentum, etc. anyone who has played knows these things exist.[/quote] Those things, if the exist, are purely random and based on luck. You can't quantify it. Yo...
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
[quote]because Billy Bean says so. you see, Bean is smart and the rest of the baseball world is dumb. if you don't believe that, ask him. Sabermetrics is just a term for "we don't have the money for the real good guys so we are going to take the best left overs and pay them all the minimum"....
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re: Sabermetrics folks--explain to me why BA is useless - H-Town Tiger
It is not that BA is useless, just that OBP is better. As someone else mentioned your example is too extreme. You'd have to look long and hard to find a .200 BA with a .350 OBP. But Rickey Henderson had a year where he hit around .260 with a OBP over .400. That's better than a .300 Ba with a .35...
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re: OFFICIAL "The Wire" M/TV Board rewatch thread (current discussion starts ~p. 52) - H-Town Tiger
SFP pointed out in The Americans thread that the Rezidentura is Eton...
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re: OFFICIAL "The Wire" M/TV Board rewatch thread (current discussion starts ~p. 52) - H-Town Tiger
I watched The Siege over the weekend, that came out in the late 90's, but both Lance Reddick and Wood Harris are in it. Also saw Wood Harris in Ant-Man. If they had gotten some cop from the Wire for the Prius commercial, it would be the greatest commercial ever. :lol:...
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re: Rio is gonna be great - H-Town Tiger
[quote]i think the world is catching on somewhat[/quote] i hope so, wasn't the bidding for the latest Winter Olympics like 2 cities :lol:...
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re: Rio is gonna be great - H-Town Tiger
[quote]They CAN be a good thing if you're already a stable, functioning, and relatively wealthy nation and this event is part of a broader longterm plan. 1984 is the first "corporate" Olympics and it provided a model on how to pay for a big event and even turn a profit. And not all Olympics have bee...
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re: Rio is gonna be great - H-Town Tiger
I still thought it had disaster potential when they got it. The World Cup can't cost nearly as much, plus they already have some stadiums. I know they built one in some jungle city that supposedly won't be used anymore. I actively root against US cities now, I hope we never get the Olympics ag...
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re: OFFICIAL "The Wire" M/TV Board rewatch thread (current discussion starts ~p. 52) - H-Town Tiger
[quote] if it was just about the connect, he could've stepped to Joe and Joe would've backed down. I mean shit, we already saw Joe was ready to leave town for good. Surely he would've handed that shite over to Marlo if he felt like his life was in danger (which it clearly was at that point). [/quote]...
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