As I said when I introduced myself here on LGM, I have been a fan of the Seattle Mariners since 1977. Which means I’ve happily watched a lot of truly dreadful baseball, in a setting that perhaps only compared to the Stade Olympique for grimness. I believe Scott has been to both, so at least he has a comparative framework from which to make such claims.
A commenter in reply to my cricket post yesterday wanted some analysis on the Yuni trade. It’s all good according to the guys over at USS Mariner, whom I’ve been reading religiously before they were USS Mariner.
BTW, England might just pull out a draw. 235-9 at the moment.
I was an early adopter of proper sabermetrics, but then it appealed to me automatically given my statistics (lite) training. That’s how I think as a social scientist, and I’ve been a baseball fan all my life (first game: 27 April 1975, seventh birthday, Candlestick Park, Dodgers v Giants. With my dad and my grand dad. And, bonus, it was bat day). The Mariners as an organization have been relatively late adopters of this new math. So when I quote Dave Cameron over at USS Mariner in my title about the new regime, I couldn’t agree more.