Runs caused by a pitcher's own errors are unearned, when they're entirely the pitcher's fault. I guess I could see the point when era was the end-all be-all of pitching and intended to isolate the act of pitching from fielding to figure out how good a pitcher "really" was. But now that we know that era's are extremely variable and luck-dependent anyway, and that they also will depend in some part on a team's ability to field their position, why not include the pitcher's inability to make a throw to firs tbase in there?
And I have to admit that I love the races between innings. Sausages, presidents, whatever, I'm guilty as charged
Ill counter this with Hit by Pitch not counting towards WHIP
things I hate 1) the DH, I dont really hate it, but I do hate the huge advantage it gives the AL in interleague and the WS (even in NL parks) 2) the lack of hit and runs called nowadays 3) the Devil Rays are called the Rays 4) PITCH COUNTS AND INNING LIMITS (OK this is no 1 hence the caps)
Umpires who point at the player or base for a few seconds before finally making an out call on a close play.
The fact that the scorer can't assume a double play.
The way that a starter can pitch eight innings of shut out ball, leave in a tied ball game, and then a reliever can come in, pitch one-third of an inning, and pick up a win if his team takes the lead in the next inning.
Official scorers giving hits when it should be an error
People that hate Barry Bonds
I like these.
If I could change one thing and only one thing about baseball I'd put 2 more teams in the NYC greater Metro area. If I could change one thing that affects the game on the field, I would make everyone forget that there ever was a statistic called a "save" so teams would use their best relievers when they needed them the most, not just when they had a 3 run lead at the end of the game.
0-3 to 4-3. Worst choke in the history of baseball. Enough said.
Deinitely the DH. Actually, the AL in general. Jim Edmonds. Over-expansion. Hall of Fame voters. The All-Star Game determining home field advantage in the World Series. Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. Instant replay.