grammysboy wrote:Arlo wrote:wrveres wrote:shortsavage wrote:So, you are wrong HOOTIE. Hehe, no other way to put it .
ohhhh, that might have been a mistake.
You are about to get bombarded with some very oscure facts.
wrveres called his shot!
Savage, I'm learning quickly that those of us who don't have lots of balls under our names should be careful what we say to the guys who have the balls. Those guys almost have to make this stuff their entire life to be able to make that many posts. Just a little observation that may be helpful to you and me and the rest of us who are fairly new to the cafe.
Haha, yeah it is fun to mess around with some of the guys though, Especially ones like HOOTIE who have numbers that can support why my grandma will travel 238ft in 3 minutes in her wheelchair on a rainy day in March.
Numbers do not always win. Think about the choices scouts have to make when drafting a guy straight out of high school. Or, what about teams who bring a guy up from A to AA even though his stats do not seem that great? And, there is a lot of luck that could factor in (hehe and some numbers people even have numbers that attempt to account for luck).
I have taken college statistics and I know that there are two kinds of statistics...lies and damn lies. Most of the ones you see around here a damn good lies. But, it is always nice to hear some points that do not have to be paired with numbers. And, if I have seen Tejada play on a daily basis, here in the Bay area, I should know a few things that his numbers can not tell you.
Regular observation has more truth than numbers. I know my grandma can only travel 218ft in 3 minutes in her wheelchair on a rainy day in March. The 238ft statistic was taken before she injured her shoulder and I am sure that lately she has been Shawn Greening it. Absorb all the numbers you want, but, just like you would with an opinion, take them with a grain of salt. If numbers could tell the whole story, fantasy baseball would be a math exercise rather than a critical thinking drill.