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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hall debate spawns a new stats superhero, Saberboy

I saw this erupt on Twitter yesterday.

The Splash Hit blog chronicles some of the back-and-forth between Miller, Parker, ESPN’s Keith Law and others that devolved into the difference between batting average and on-base percentage and led to the

money post from Miller to Parker:

Ah, I think after being a baseball beat writer for 16 years that I know what OBP is, Saberboy

And so, at 7:32 p.m. ET ... Saberboy was born.

scareduck Posted: January 10, 2012 at 07:50 PM | 20 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dale Sams Posted: January 10, 2012 at 09:14 PM (#4033762)
No clever comic-book cover? Im sorely disappointed.
   2. The District Attorney Posted: January 10, 2012 at 09:22 PM (#4033766)
Ehhh, it's no fun if the Twitter isn't in character as "Saberboy."
   3. ntr RdP Posted: January 10, 2012 at 09:22 PM (#4033767)
OMG! OMG! This reminds me of the time that me and Psycho and Stainless Steal Rat tricked Julie Cogan into thinking the Phone Company had traced her line on the conference and were coming to bust her.
   4. Walt Davis Posted: January 10, 2012 at 11:23 PM (#4033846)
C'mon man ... Google Boy would kick Saberboy's butt.
   5. Olaf Posted: January 11, 2012 at 12:00 AM (#4033863)
Wasn't there an episode of NUMB3RS where someone murdered a sabermetrician?? Too bad Saberboy wasn't around to solve that case.
   6. Matthew E Posted: January 11, 2012 at 09:48 AM (#4034001)
You know, if you take all the baseball stuff out of it, Saberboy is actually not all that bad of a superhero name.
   7. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 11, 2012 at 09:51 AM (#4034004)
You know, if you take all the baseball stuff out of it, Saberboy is actually not all that bad of a superhero name.

But wouldn't it need to be spelled "Sabreboy"?
   8. Is Zonk Vermin within the Confines? Posted: January 11, 2012 at 10:07 AM (#4034018)
The goggles, they do nothing!
   9. Matthew E Posted: January 11, 2012 at 10:11 AM (#4034024)
But wouldn't it need to be spelled "Sabreboy"?

Either way is acceptable.
   10. WhoWantsTeixeiraDessert Posted: January 11, 2012 at 10:36 AM (#4034054)
His Buick would have WORP drive.
   11. Squash Posted: January 11, 2012 at 10:50 AM (#4034066)
His Buick would have WORP drive.

Saberboy drives a Chevy Volt.
   12. Don Malcolm Posted: January 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM (#4034098)
Does he change into his uniform using a phone booth located in his mom's basement??
   13. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: January 11, 2012 at 11:20 AM (#4034106)
But wouldn't it need to be spelled "Sabreboy"?


Sure, you go ahead and argue with the guy holding a sword.
   14. Guapo Posted: January 11, 2012 at 11:27 AM (#4034117)
The Oakland Coliseum will make for a wonderful Fortress of Solitude.
   15. Mr. Hotfoot Jackson (gef, talking mongoose) Posted: January 11, 2012 at 11:37 AM (#4034129)
I presume he's the unholy offspring of this guy & this guy. With some of this guy thrown in to the genetic mix.
   16. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 11, 2012 at 11:40 AM (#4034134)
Jack Morris is his evil nemesis. The postseason is his Kryptonite.
   17. Shooty would run in but these bone spurs hurt! Posted: January 11, 2012 at 12:52 PM (#4034214)
The Oakland Coliseum will make for a wonderful Fortress of Solitude.

Ha! I am so going to be Saberboy next Halloween. Just to get into character...shouldn't it be Sabrboy?
   18. TomH Posted: January 11, 2012 at 02:09 PM (#4034307)
epidsodes in season 1:

Saberboy duels 3000-hit-man
Saberboy is not a freeswinger
Multitalented Saberboy versus one-talent uberstar
Saberboy battles both peakmeister and statscompiler
The Doom of park effects

   19. zenbitz Posted: January 11, 2012 at 02:39 PM (#4034334)
Are those Saberboy jeans that you're wearing?
   20. The District Attorney Posted: January 11, 2012 at 02:49 PM (#4034348)
Yes, but I'm not selling them.

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