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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Arneson: Athletics Should Moneyball a Ballpark

The Oakland A’s. Team Moneyball. The organization out of all human organizations in all human societies in all of human history that is most famous for turning life into a math problem.

Back when statistical analysis in baseball started to become a thing, a lot of old school types tried to argue against it. And they kept getting their asses handed to them, because they didn’t understand sabermetrics. Their arguments (“Batting average and RBIs are good enough! Watch a game, not the computer!”) were utter crap. This is a point I’ve made before, but the best arguments against sabermetrics are made by the people who actually understand sabermetrics, who know what its true flaws and blind spots are.

Sure, the math in ballpark building is different from the math in baseball games. But sabermetrics is not just about the math. It’s about how you think about the game.

Bote Man Posted: November 27, 2019 at 10:13 PM | 6 comment(s)
  Beats: athletics, ballpark development, moneyball

Sunday, June 30, 2019

St. Pete’s futile history with the Rays

Tampa Bay Rays owner Stu Sternberg is at odds with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman. It isn’t the first time the Rays and City Hall have been far apart. Will it be the last?

Bote Man Posted: June 30, 2019 at 10:03 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: ballpark development, extortion, politics, tampa bay rays




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