Lone Star Ball links to a story summing up the Michael Young situation in Texas. I love description of seamheads (emphasis added):
"One side held that the Rangers owed Young more respect than to simply order him to move. The other said Young is a highly compensated employee who needs to simply do what he's told. That group was bolstered by the 'seamheads' -- ardent fans of baseball statistics -- who judge things almost strictly by the numbers, and thus tend to disparage Young because of his lack of range at short, and ignore the intangibles he brings to the organization."
Maybe seamheads should take a course is quantifying things that aren't capable of being appraised at an actual or approximate value. Here's the syllabus:
2. Defending the guess with anecdotes.
3. Adding smugness.
Yeah, that's the ticket.
Sunday, January 18, 2009
This post from David Pinto's excellent Baseball Musings blog had me nodding vigorously, and I thought I'd share:
Posted by Steven at 11:35 PM