MGL is in the zone…with a challenge.
I would also love (since this is the thing that commentators talk about - incessantly - most during game broadcasts, and this is the thing that people claim they can “see”) to see something done with hot and cold players. The only way I can think of to do that would be to have a website where any participant can log in, input their “user id” and classify someone as hot or cold until further notice. That should be easy enough for all those pundits who think they can tell when someone is “pressing” or “seeing the ball well” or “locked in” or whatever you want to call it. Again, is there anyone but an analyst or saber person who does NOT believe in players being hot or cold?
Here is the kicker. I am willing to donate a substantial sum of money to a charity chosen by one side of the debate - the “non-sabermetric” side of course, if they win. We would have to define “winning” - maybe best of 3, if we do 3 things, like clutch, batter/pitchers, and hot/cold. Or we can do each one separately.
If the sabermetric side wins, I will also donate money, but that will be to a charity of our choice and it will be less money.
I’m not sure how much, but it would be on the order of $10,000 for them and $5,000 for us. What the heck. Anything to make a point. If this flies, let none of my/our detractors/naysayers EVER say that I won’t put my money where my mouth is! This should generate some good publicity and might encourage the media and perhaps some insiders to participate.