Wednesday, May 25, 2005
My point is that a scientific community's belief in something doesn't make it a scientific fact.
Has anyone proven that pitch counts really matter? The question of pitch-counts has been driving me crazy lately. The whole "sabermetric community" talks about teams that more or less ignore pitch-counts like they're idiots, but is that just because we like calling baseball personnel idiots? Do we have any proof that pitch-counts matter? Or are we relying on anecdotes and "common sense"? Is there really a difference between throwing 130 and 110 pitches once a week?
If someone could direct me toward a study that suggests pitch-counts matter, I'd greatly appreciate it.
Wednesday, May 04, 2005
2. Disgraced pitcher John Rocker, now playing for the minor league Long Island Ducks, had a profane exchange with a fan in Atlantic City on Tuesday night as he walked off the field after a poor outing. Rocker apologized afterward, insisting he has nothing against fans unless they're Asian, black, gay or ride the No. 7 train.
I'm not sure SI was making a joke on this one.
Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Monday, May 02, 2005
Chris has already suggested the Los Angeles California Anaheim Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, which is a good tag, but in my humble opinion doesn't go far enough. More areas of Southern California need representation, so therefore, in true SI fashion, I propose a new tag:
Quiero Presentarle the Los Angeles California Kenwood Lynwood Upland Saratoga Torrence Encino Riverside Angels of Anaheim. I do hope the Angels PR department takes this suggestion into consideration. Just think of the promotional possibilities...
Ray Allen Got Game: 45 points last night as the Sonics go up 3-1. Get this guy re-signed, fast. Who doesn't want to have Jesus on their team?
Mariners Snatch Defeat from Jaws of Victory: Octavio Dotel walks the first two batters of the 9th inning of a 1-run game, with our $114 million tandom coming up... and we improve our standing in the team Suck-Ass category. Beltre strikes out looking, Sexson GIDP. The A's got a great game out of my favorite non-Mariner, Barry Zito (flakiest lefty in baseball, which is saying something), but we still got to pull these games out.
You Heard it Here First News: Sonics vs. Bulls in the NBA finals. Rematch of the 1996 finals, but with no Jordan to hold Seattle back. You heard it here first.