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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Rantankerous: Prepare your JAWS for a sabermetric WAR

Brian “What We Learned” Tynes vs. George “Hot Reads” Jones. I got through 5:18…and then it was back to my Räjäyttäjät party.

If you don’t know wSB from TMZ, you’re in the right place.

One of those is a baseball statistic and the other is a celebrity news web site. The legitimacy of both is debatable.

In this week’s discussion, George jumps on the sabermetric bandwagon and tries to argue the merits of such nonsensical acronyms as UZR, wOBA, BABIP and OOPS, which are all baseball statistics.

That doesn’t sit well with Brian, who is convinced “this entire sabermetrics thing is one giant OOPS.”

The gauntlet is thrown when the discussion turns into alphabet soup with a rousing game of “Is this a real baseball stat?” Among the contenders are IDL, RFM and DRS. See how well you do against the “expert.”

Repoz Posted: June 21, 2014 at 07:11 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. BDC Posted: June 21, 2014 at 08:32 AM (#4732134)
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