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Funny how many posts I see basically saying.... "I am no Don Mattingly fan..." - and then they proceed to back some aspect of his performance.
3 months, 2 weeks ago on An Area of Improvement for Don Mattingly
@TellMyWifeISaidHello uh...pretty sure he wants to. MLB locked into inflexible contracts will keep him from doing so. And that is wrong.
1 year, 4 months ago on Dodgers @ D’Backs Sept. 17, 2013: That Almost Looks Like a Lineup
...and we aren't going to get Vin to call playoffs and the Series and have stories like that ???? AND instead we'll be treated to the typical idiots cracking each other up?
DEMAND VIN FOR ALL OF OCTOBER.
Why do we just accept that "the one man booth will die with Scully"? Harping on what stats are quoted by the announcer is minor compared to knowing how to call the game. Why does no one, even Scully's most ardent admirers, have the audacity to say that he is RIGHT about how broadcasting should be done? He isn't just a cult of personality.... He really does the job A BETTER WAY.
1 year, 4 months ago on Looking Ahead to the 2014 SNLA Broadcast Team
That history does not take into account the new format. Top record gets wildcard team right? Wildcard team had to win the day before and travel and then presumably start their #2 the next to open NLDS. So, #1 pitches only once in the series. Isn't that an advantage? My point is moot of course if there is some dumb "within the division" rule about NLDS.
1 year, 4 months ago on Does the Best Record In the League Matter?
Ah yes, the need for your Gritty Gamer philosophy to be proven right does indeed trump uninformed fans who stupidly root for his unfounded, unTop100Prospect approved success. I guess your work is never done. Luis Cruz could send us back to the Dark Ages with his well intentioned but misguided success, but hopefully he will indeed prove your metrics once again for the good of the universe, sparing you from having to "ackwardly" point out that e really isn't playing that well after all.
2 years ago on No Bigger Question Than What Luis Cruz Is
Mike, it isn't an obligatory rant about wins. I haven't read anyone who doesn't think that at least reliever wins are meaningless. That is the problem with the blogosphere.... Largely tone deaf to it's own success. New stats are valued, and old ones are taken with at least a grain of salt... So you are arguing with no one on this one anyway. The other problem is that in making the case for the more telling modern stats, the case is overstated about the older ones to win the argument. RBIs fall in this category. Limited? Yes, but it is logically impossible that they are meaningless, not when runs win games. By 2012, the case is most often overstated rather than the olden days of treating the stat as infallible. When Mattingly says Rivera will have a good year if he posts 85-90 RBIs, and you say that total would be based on others' success, you are guilty of overstating your case...taking valid points for RBIs limitations and stretching them beyond their logic.
2 years, 7 months ago on Who Needs Kershaw When You’ve Got Herrera, Loney, & De Jesus? Dodgers Win, 7-6