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Postby Pedro » Mon Jun 07, 2004 12:59 pm

This is why statheads piss me off, they have such an elitest attitude online, but in real life they are fat sweaty nerds. I suggest you check out the OTLN special on Statheads, it's enlightening.

Try going outside and playing baseball instead of number crunching sometime.

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Postby bjm97 » Mon Jun 07, 2004 1:14 pm

OK lets get back to the original question- do stats matter. Yes and No. I don't think there is a perfect way to predict a batter's performance against a certain pitcher (plus if that pitcher leaves the game in the 6th your player could still get a hit or two against the pen). I look at history of a batter against a certain pitcher, how the batter plays vs L/R, Home/Away, and how has that batter been hitting lately and how has the pitcher played lately. All that can play a factor in who I start vs bench. I try to use the stats to paint a picture if possible but I figure I still have a 50/50 chance of being dead wrong. Go with numbers to give you some background and your gut for the rest. Nothing in baseball that I can think of is an exact science.
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Jun 07, 2004 2:13 pm

Pedro wrote:This is why statheads piss me off, they have such an elitest attitude online, but in real life they are fat sweaty nerds. I suggest you check out the OTLN special on Statheads, it's enlightening.

Try going outside and playing baseball instead of number crunching sometime.

Dang...this forum must be your life...look at your posts in such a short amount of time. ;-D

I envy you! ;-D

Do strongly opinionated people intimidate you so much that you're reduced to slinging insults? How are you going to handle real life after you graduate HS?
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