Matthias wrote: Yoda wrote:
slomo007 wrote:Because he still plays half his games in the park, nothing has changed whatsoever about his environment, so it's faulty to expect that something would change after he put up 3 solid years of numbers there.
I still think he's due for a bigtime turnaround. He and Young both. With Blalock hitting so well, it's clear that nothing about Arlington has changed, so these things tend to have a way of balancing out. Though I must admit I didn't think it would take this long.
His overall numbers were inflated thanks to his home numbers in 05. His 06 numbers are down he is not hitting as well at home as he did last year. What am I missing?
What you're missing is that you could be hitting 1,800 yard drive on the moon (gravity = 1/6 that of Earth) and someone could say, "Well, yah, but they're distorted by where you hit them." But, if you keep hitting on the moon, there's no rational reason to expect your drives to go downhill. I.e. Even if Tex's numbers are inflated by his performance in his home park, as long as he still has the same # of games in that same park, his numbers should stay constant. But I'm not trying to enter the debate one or the other, just trying to explain slomo's position.
And I also wouldn't go so far as to say that I'm praising kemper, but I don't think it's fair to rip him in the early going for talking pessimistic about Tex and then to rip him later in the season on why he's still repeating himself. That's all.
Very nice moon comparison. I was thinking along the same lines.
I also do not think it is fair to rip someone early on for a prediction, regardless of how extreme it may be. However, I also do not enjoy reading a 9 page post and seeing the same "told you so" message by the same person once per page.
I'm simply saying that I enjoy this website immensely for its informative and friendly nature. When a post whose purpose is to put forth a negative or condescending message appears, I feel that it takes away from the usefulness of the site and clogs it with messages no one enjoys reading.
I used to read the official New York Giants message board a lot, but it ended up becoming nothing more than a bunch of mud slinging and negativity. As a result, many Giants fans avoid it now. Rather than a forum for intelligent discussion and civilized debates, all it was was people whining and swearing at each other.
I know it feels as if I'm the pot calling the kettle black with my earlier rant and this hijack job I'm pulling now, but I just felt like I should explain why I said what I did. That, and the dudes in the venting forum are all a bunch of whiners...