Type: Posts; User: StephenP
I'm on a time constraint, so this is the only part I have time to cover.
I think ERA deserves more credit than you are allowing it because no matter how much projecting we want to do we still have...
Why is a pitcher given so little credit for what he can control?
Stats such as FIP are always going to favor power pitchers over finesse pitchers, but are they truly better?
High strikeouts and low...
I think ERA is more important than you want to give it credit for.
I hate advanced stats when comparing pitchers. (And before you say I don't understand them, I have a degree in mathematics and...
From my lifetime I'd say Cal Ripken Jr.
Being a Braves fan, I have to throw Dale Murphy's name in.
For starters, the definition for homosexual behavior in that list is a very loose one. Including animals that participate in mating games or sexual display behavior with the same sex seems to be just...
Mayo and Kaman we will not have bird rights on, since they just moved here as free agents.
Brand we will, since he was claimed after being amnestied.
A few more recent.
Billy "White Shoes" Johnson
Andre "Bad Moon" Rison
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis
William "Refrigerator" Perry
"Neon" Deion Sanders
Raghib "Rocket" Ismail
Jake "The Snake"...
If you are gonna name people who go by a shortened version of their name, there are tons of them. Not really thread worthy.
True rationality is impossible for humans. It requires us to be totally uninfluenced by feelings, emotions, cultural opinions, or instincts.
That being said, we each use our own version of...
Who gets to choose what is rational and what isn't?
If someone is pro gay marriage, they may say everyone should be free to marry whomever they choose.
If someone is against gay marriage, they...
When I saw 300 at the theatre, there was a couple that brought their kid that looked to be 4 or 5. I thought it was inappropriate.
:shrug: Is that you Nips?
Since it's already decided :surrender:
19.9 on the kayak
I write them off because they have Norv Turner as a head coach. He's a master of getting his teams to underachieve. Since he doesn't have a superior team as he did in years past, I don't see them...
I doubt it ever happens. The casual fan wants stats that are easily explained and easily calculated. Even slugging percentage never caught on enough to get included when showing a player's stats...
Just because it hasn't worked yet, doen't mean it can't.
The goal of the season is to make it to the playoffs. The Moneyball approach has shown the ability to reach that goal. Once in the playoffs...
I think to home run numbers during the period would say other wise.
Bonds, McGwire, and Sosa all went from somewhat thin guys to extremely muscular (especially McGwire). Fly balls that would have...
I'd go with Paris. She's worth more.
Had he never done steroids, Bonds would almost surely have had a HOF career anyway. He already had 3 MVPs and had compiled some great numbers before he hulked up.
That being said, his use of PEDs...
So sad to hear. He was one of my favorite Hawks when I was little.
I'll agree with Lost. The first few episodes were good. Then it totally derailed.
All-time I'd say MASH. I always hated that show.