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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Margalus: Steve Stone: White Sox broadcasts will feature more sabermetrics

NEHRU: Numbers Eventually Hawk Renders Useless

Steve Stone, by way of the Boers and Bernstein Show on 670 The Score, dropped a doozy on everybody by announcing that he and Hawk Harrelson will be taking White Sox broadcasts into forbidden territory.

It starts at 28:30, but this is the key exchange:

  Stone: I just want to mention one thing that you’ll be really interested in. I have actually been studying up, and will continue to, because we’re going to kind of introduce—we might not call it this because this is, y’know, the evil empire—but we’re going to introduce some sabermetrics into the broadcast this year.

  Bernstein: /exaggerated gasp

  Stone: We’re going to actually explain to our viewers a bit about how it’s used as a tool, and try to explain that it’s not *the* tool, but it’s *a* tool, and used correctly.

Specificially, Stone cites wins above replacement, batting average on balls in play, defensive metrics like runs saved. You can hear Bernstein’s smirk while Stone is laying out the groundwork, and he finally says, “I’m looking forward to it because it likely means Hawk is going to leave.”

Coming just a season after Harrelson engaged in a personal war with the field, the schadenfreude potential here is off the charts. I’d be surprised if it actually delivers, though.

Repoz Posted: February 23, 2014 at 11:03 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: media, sabermetrics

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   1. McCoy Posted: February 23, 2014 at 11:56 AM (#4661026)
They're simply following WGN's lead on this one as they have been doing it for years. It's funny how sabermetrics has now become a marketing gimmick.

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