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Postby bibsybob » Sun May 30, 2004 11:13 pm

better to be lucky than good


Eh in case of fantasy baseball, word it: better to be somewhat good with luck than good. I can see the logic in that maybe, but not in what u said.
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Postby c0n0r » Sun May 30, 2004 11:30 pm

bibsybob wrote:
better to be lucky than good


Eh in case of fantasy baseball, word it: better to be somewhat good with luck than good. I can see the logic in that maybe, but not in what u said.


Allright - to make it to the bigs you have to be good - so luck has alot to do with it after that - you could be the best player in the entire league on the worst team and what does that get ya - then you could have a mediocre year on a great team - luck out in a clutch situation to win the world series - no one remebers your season only that . You Da Man
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Postby bibsybob » Sun May 30, 2004 11:38 pm

uh, why assume luck gets u that and being good doesnt? Being good would get you that "clutch hit" more often. Why universally assume that the result of the luck is better than the result of being good. Lets say being good results in "a", and being lucky results in "a", with "a" being a good result that is level for both being good and being lucky. You can say that "luck brings a better result" but then i can turn around and say good does better. Lets even it out for arguments sake. Luck achieves "a" only sporadically, as the nature of luck is infrequency. Besides that, it achieves it without recognition of skill. Being good is the consistency of the good result as well as recognition of internal skill. Which would u rather have. This debate will go into when is a situation considered lucky and when good, so im not going there...

By the way, which is the determination of success in sports more often: being good or being lucky? Answer that. Just like u gave a situation of a guy being lucky, i can turn around and give a situation of a guy being good and winning it, and probably knowing on a side note he won fair and square.
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Postby c0n0r » Sun May 30, 2004 11:46 pm

Im letting go after this weak analogy - but its the best I can come up with and its a Football Analogy at that. Marino was extremely good and for all those years of being good he wasnt lucky enough to win the big one and unfortunately thats mentioned everytime he is showcased. Elway was on that same path but right at the end he wins the big one so when he is the topic - its only about how good he was.

Anyway - I agree it could be this and that'd to death - so on to the next thread for now.
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Postby bibsybob » Sun May 30, 2004 11:52 pm

with that example you just proved my first post on this thread. :-b
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Postby Mark86 » Mon May 31, 2004 12:54 am

The total of this thread is so true today. 2 HR, 1 IB, 3 RBI, 2R. It pays off to be patient. :-)
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Postby LBJackal » Mon May 31, 2004 1:11 am

Sam Handwich wrote:today is the first time in a month i've started him! better to be lucky than good


He batted .300 with 3 HR, 15 RBI, and 15 R in that month that you benched him. Good thing you at least got his 2 HR tonight though ;-D

I've been starting him all year and never lost any faith. Hitters like that don't slumpp all year. This isn't Burrell we're talking about. Project his past month over a full season:

315 BA, 30 HR, 102 R, 108 RBI. Not bad for somebody who people figured was still in a slump. And 3B eligibility to boot ;-D
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Postby Fireball Express » Mon May 31, 2004 1:20 am

"Luck is the residue of design"

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Postby KULCAT » Mon May 31, 2004 11:05 am

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Postby gofishn » Mon May 31, 2004 2:28 pm

I just traded Huff and B. Giles for Helton in my 12-team yahoo h2h league, I'm not complaining though, I really didn't need Huff and he was expendable now with Helton at 1st, Castilla at 3rd, Beltran, Sosa, Manny and Drew in the OF, and D. Lee and Tex on my bench.
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