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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

2021 World Series OMNICHATTER!

Houston vs. Atlanta

Well, I hope you’re happy.

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Hombre Brotani Posted: October 26, 2021 at 05:21 AM | 456 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:20 PM (#6050170)
I suspect there isn’t often a hitter as good as Gurriel directly ahead of the pitcher too often either.
   202. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:22 PM (#6050173)
I guess with Ohtani we’ll still have some hits from a pitcher coming.
   203. Tony S Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:23 PM (#6050174)
They probably don't want to burn a PH this early. The downside of massive pitching staffs (one of them).
   204. Tony S Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:29 PM (#6050176)
They play "It's A Small World After All" as Altuve walks up. So Jose answered.

(You'd think they'd play "Your Cheatin' Heart")
   205. The Yankee Clapper Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:30 PM (#6050177)
The Atlanta organist played “It’s A Small World” as Altuve came to the plate, and he promptly homered. Have they played that before?

EDIT: No Disneyfied beverage, since I got the official title correct.
   206. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:33 PM (#6050178)
I just want to note that I did NOT respond to “It’s a Small World.”
   207. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:33 PM (#6050179)
watching the 1973 series, the OAK carried 8 (EIGHT) pitcher in the series. I believe that is the last time a team carried that few. Im not sure but I think the MEts have 9.

Anyhow Yogi is down an OFer. He's got Milner and CLeon in the corners, but Staub is hurt. Its affecting his hitting and he's throwing underhand. Don Hahn can sort of cover a corner but he's being stretched to play CF. He's also a .220 hitter with no power. That leaves 42 year old Mays and littel used Geo. Theodore.

I think he should have put in someone for Staub as OAK tied game 3 in the eight on a base hit to RF and Staub just underhanding the ball back.
   208. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:37 PM (#6050182)

They probably don't want to burn a PH this early.


who else is really an easy out in the lineup? Even Swanson is 6 for 16 in the past week. I thought he was hitting better at the end of the season going from memory
   209. Tony S Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:39 PM (#6050183)
I would have sworn that "after all" was part of the title. Then again, the song isn't exactly in my iTunes rotation.

I always preferred my friend's version: "she's a call girl after all"
   210. Voodoo Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:41 PM (#6050184)
You definitely see a lot of people demonstrably NOT doing the chop when it happens
   211. Tony S Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:48 PM (#6050186)
"Heard It In A Love Song" for Kyle (not Marshall) Tucker.

Can't beat that.
   212. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:53 PM (#6050188)
maybe a new pitcher rather than IBB
   213. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 09:54 PM (#6050189)
spot for Marwin to be a hero
   214. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:12 PM (#6050191)
He's gotten alot of mileage out of Wright to this pt. without much damage. I guess he goes batter to batter and pulls him at any sign of trouble.
   215. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:12 PM (#6050192)
The Braves organist really is top notch. I saw them play the Brewers this summer, and he came up with “everybody have fun tonight” for Kolten Wong, and “the pina colada song” for Manny Pena.
   216. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:14 PM (#6050193)
Only in the USA, stand up for cancer and the military. Idiots.
   217. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:14 PM (#6050194)
Go Braves !
   218. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:17 PM (#6050197)
Coldplay those sign-stealing Arsetros !
   219. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:19 PM (#6050198)
Go and #### yourself, Altuve !
   220. Tony S Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:21 PM (#6050200)
Bregman is lost at sea.
   221. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:23 PM (#6050201)
Bregman is lost at sea.


May he be that, forever.
   222. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:23 PM (#6050202)
Go Braves !
   223. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:26 PM (#6050203)
Get on base now !
   224. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:27 PM (#6050205)
Raley caps on !
   225. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:31 PM (#6050208)
Smyly faces :-)
   226. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:31 PM (#6050209)
DP situation will increase the chances of hit/GB error quite a bit .
   227. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:31 PM (#6050210)
Rosario is closing in on Arozarena’s record for hits in a postseason. That makes 22, Randy had 29 last year.
   228. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:32 PM (#6050211)
Raley caps off.
   229. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:39 PM (#6050213)
Load em up, load em up, we're on FIRE !

The ####, you idiot, Albiez.
   230. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:43 PM (#6050216)
Nice.
   231. Tony S Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:43 PM (#6050217)
Terrible decision to throw home by Alvarez.
   232. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:43 PM (#6050218)
Keep going Braves.
   233. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:44 PM (#6050219)
Easy safe.
   234. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:44 PM (#6050220)
Whoops, poor decision by Alvarez. Maldonado was nearly at the mound to cut it off.
   235. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:45 PM (#6050222)
Travis Caps on !
   236. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:45 PM (#6050223)
TRAVIS CAPS !
   237. Zach Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:47 PM (#6050224)
Come on. You've gotta swing at that.
   238. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:48 PM (#6050225)
Worst AB ever in clutch situation.
   239. It's Spelled With a CFBF, But Not Where You Think Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:49 PM (#6050226)
d'Arnaud got a bunch of pitches to hit in that at-bat.
   240. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:49 PM (#6050227)
Travis, you suck. Get a different job.
   241. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 10:53 PM (#6050228)
DANSBY CAPSLOCKSON !
   242. strong silence Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:00 PM (#6050229)
Before the Braves bat in bottom of the 7th. Win Probability is 62% in favor of the Astros. Is WPA valid and reliable?

   243. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:04 PM (#6050230)
Is WPA valid and reliable


Nope.
   244. It's Spelled With a CFBF, But Not Where You Think Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:05 PM (#6050231)
Dansby Swanson's magnificent hair with the tying homer.
   245. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:06 PM (#6050232)
Wow, Dansby. Houston has to be kicking themselves for not pushing another run or two across early on.
   246. strong silence Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:06 PM (#6050233)
Bot 7th. 2-2. Runner on 1st. Win Probability is now 69% for the Braves.
   247. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:07 PM (#6050234)
My girlfriend calls me Dansby sometimes during sex, because I have such a magnificent Schwanz.
   248. Zach Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:07 PM (#6050235)
When Soler is on, he is on.
   249. Tony S Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:08 PM (#6050236)
It would be convenient to blame Javier for this, but the blame really falls on the Astros offense, which has been abysmal.
   250. My name is Votto, and I love to get Moppo Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:08 PM (#6050237)
Man, that was a laser.
   251. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:08 PM (#6050238)
Holy cow.
   252. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:08 PM (#6050239)
That was catchable.
   253. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:09 PM (#6050240)
(But it would have been a great play if he had caught it.)
   254. Tony S Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:09 PM (#6050242)
You could kind of feel this coming after the Astros squandered opportunity after opportunity early on.
   255. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:10 PM (#6050243)
How can you NOT catch that ? What an idiot.
   256. It's Spelled With a CFBF, But Not Where You Think Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:10 PM (#6050244)
Alvarez kind of looks like he broke himself in half on the fence trying to make that catch.
   257. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:11 PM (#6050245)
Sorry, if you can't catch that one you have no place in MLB.
   258. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:12 PM (#6050246)
Is WPA valid and reliable?


which one are you using? The one on statcast seems to be off by as much as 5pts compared to this one:



https://gregstoll.com/~gregstoll/baseball/stats.html#V.0.5.1.3.0.0.1960.2020

this one is based on empirical data, and you can set it to any historical range of MLB games you want. Like say all games from 1960-2020. It seems better, but there are certain anomalies where like a guy steals 3b and the odds dont increase at all. Probably because there are so few data pts. in the set that match that actual score/base out state. But all in all I think its better
   259. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:14 PM (#6050249)
HOw many inn. has Greinke been going lately? They lifted him after 4 in place of PH MarwinG in a high leverage situation. He was cruising up to then it seemed.

That seemed to open the door a bit for ATL.
   260. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:15 PM (#6050250)
Probably because there are so few data pts.


There should be more, like cool names, like... wait, what was that guys name again ?!
   261. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:15 PM (#6050251)
Dansby Swanson !!
   262. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:19 PM (#6050253)
Speaking of cool names... any news on Doctor Who ? Will the next Doctor be transgender ?!
   263. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:20 PM (#6050254)
even Superman is gay these days...
   264. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:20 PM (#6050255)
WPA is a bogus stat but it depends what you’re using it for.

Win probability is relatively valid. So if all you care about is the difference in win probability from one game state to another, it’s ok. But attributing that change to a single player, and aggregating WPA of individual plays to come up with a player’s total WPA for the game, is a misuse of statistics.
   265. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:22 PM (#6050256)
The thing is, nobody wants a boring statistic of 62%. It's pointless.
   266. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:23 PM (#6050257)
Unless you want to bet on sports and stuff, and win a few times.
   267. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:24 PM (#6050258)
Rosario such a cool dude.
   268. Jose is Absurdly Correct but not Helpful Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:24 PM (#6050259)
69% is a great stat though!
   269. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:25 PM (#6050260)
69 is Divine. 69 is Divine
   270. strong silence Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:26 PM (#6050261)
Thank you for the responses about WPA. I used to be a stat geek. Got married. Started a CPA practice. Life is different.
   271. Zach Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:26 PM (#6050262)
High degree of difficulty on that catch there.
   272. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:26 PM (#6050263)
The difference between an actual OF and a DH playing the position.
   273. Tony S Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:26 PM (#6050264)
Just not the Astros' series.
   274. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:29 PM (#6050265)
DH playing the position ? Ok, then I have to take that back. Maybe he does belong in MLB.
   275. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:29 PM (#6050266)
I thought he was a for-real outfielder. In like the World Series.
   276. It's Spelled With a CFBF, But Not Where You Think Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:30 PM (#6050267)
Rosario is one of those occasional postseason "everything magically works out" zones right now.
   277. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:30 PM (#6050268)
Yes Alvarez is playing the OF to get his bat in the lineup in the NL park.
   278. Voodoo Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:30 PM (#6050269)
WPA is a bogus stat but it depends what you’re using it for.


Huh? it seems like you are taking exception to the the practice of stacking WPA into a counting stat, ok. But win probability is a legit stat. Perhaps it can't be attributed to a single player, pro or con, but that's okay.
   279. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:30 PM (#6050270)
50%+ of runs scored via HR:
..[ x] this game
..[ ] this series
..[x ] this years playoffs
   280. Tony S Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:31 PM (#6050271)
Rosario is this year's Tommie Agee.
   281. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:31 PM (#6050272)

And it showed (also on the earlier throw where he missed the cutoff man.)
   282. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:32 PM (#6050273)
Yes Alvarez is playing the OF to get his bat in the lineup in the NL park.


Is that a good strategy ?
   283. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:33 PM (#6050274)
It could work, yes, of course.
   284. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:36 PM (#6050275)
Win probability is fine but we shouldn’t overstate it. It’s not calibrated to the actual teams on the field, who’s at the plate or on the mound, etc. if you want to know the odds of the average team winning against the average team in that situation, it’s fine.
   285. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:37 PM (#6050276)
But yes you’re right my real issue is with WPA as an individual stat. This has been my pet sabermetric issue for like a decade so I won’t go into it here.
   286. cardsfanboy Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:38 PM (#6050277)
Huh? it seems like you are taking exception to the the practice of stacking WPA into a counting stat, ok. But win probability is a legit stat. Perhaps it can't be attributed to a single player, pro or con, but that's okay.


The issue with Wpa was and will always be it's situational aspect, but the other issue is that there was a small segment of the stat community that fell in love with it immediately, and started to use it for everything.

(I still can't forget the moron kid in St Louis BBWAA convention that tried to claim it was the uber stat. It was hilariously bad. The kid argued that there was more or less no reason to use any other stat other than wpa, including voting for the mvp... it was cringe worthy)

WPA is like caught stealing percentage, it has analytical value, but it's low on the totem pole of major stats, it's a coloring stat, not a major stat. It colors the discussion, it doesn't answer any important question.

Edit: and as mentioned above, it doesn't account for the real teams and players in the next lineup spot or on the field etc.
   287. cardsfanboy Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:39 PM (#6050278)
Rosario is closing in on Arozarena’s record for hits in a postseason. That makes 22, Randy had 29 last year.


He might only have one more game to do it.
   288. cardsfanboy Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:40 PM (#6050279)
Is that a good strategy ?


2011 Rangers and Nelson Cruz say yes.... :)
   289. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:42 PM (#6050280)
Man, I love you cardsfanboy. Every time I hear Phamtastic, Doctor Who and/or WAR, my face lights up and smiles moronically !

Piscotty, beam me up !
   290. cardsfanboy Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:45 PM (#6050281)
no clue if that was genuine or not, but thanks.
   291. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:47 PM (#6050282)
Funny thing, I have this internet 'girlfriend'. I got her to like Baseball. First thing she said: Dansby Swanson ? That name sounds cool.
   292. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:48 PM (#6050283)
It was genuine.
   293. cardsfanboy Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:50 PM (#6050284)
I think it's because of the sheer number of players, and the fact that there is a lot more variety (different part of the country and countries etc) than football (almost everyone on the front line of football is some version of eric or kyle or stan or any midwest texan name you can come up with that is boring, -- but not James, that is awesome boring name-- farm bred white boys) that baseball has the best variety of cool names. I mean Hockey has some cool names, but their roster is about half the size of baseball so you have fewer opportunities to be awesome.


And to my death, I don't think there is a better name than Rich Batchelor... unless we somehow get poor divorcee as a name.
   294. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:51 PM (#6050285)
Dansby Swanson is cool, as much as it pains me to admit (as a Mets fan). At least I think he is. He’s dating soccer star Mallory Pugh and she seems pretty cool.
   295. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:52 PM (#6050286)
Mallory Puig ? Or how is that pronounced ?
   296. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:55 PM (#6050287)
Wow, how can you take that pitch...
   297. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:56 PM (#6050288)
Alvarez homers to left field ?
   298. cardsfanboy Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:57 PM (#6050289)
Generally speaking, regardless of other things, I always root for the NL team, so this series is going well. (exceptions will be if the A's or Rays are playing for the AL and they are facing any NL East team, Dodgers or Giants, then I'll root for them... and maybe Royals or White Sox if TLR is managing the sox)
   299. AT-AT at bat@AT&T Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM (#6050291)
Have you ever played baseball yourself, cardsy ?
   300. sunday silence (again) Posted: October 30, 2021 at 11:59 PM (#6050292)
has an MLB game ever been played in NOV?
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