FIRE JOE MORGAN: Our Semi-Annual Non-Negative Post


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Monday, August 13, 2007


Our Semi-Annual Non-Negative Post

Once in a while we'll come across signs of progress that are so promising, they melt the icy chains around our H.E.A.R.T.S. (we have robot hearts).

And so it is with the most cautious of optimism that we salute Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News, for printing a rare mea culpa -- that he was wrong about the importance of statistical analysis. Check out the Q and A:

I think you hear less and less about sabermatricians because it's become more and more commonplace...Even lowly sportswriters like me have changed the way we look at games. I now consider on-base percentage and OPS (on-base-plus-slugging) a better indicator of a player's offensive performance than batting average. And believe me, that's quite an admission because I remember back in the early days of Inside the Rangers, admonishing a reader for relying on OPS as some "new-fangled" device. Turns out, I was the stuck-in-the mud old-timer. Statistical analysis is out there more than ever. Spend a little while surfing the Web and you'll get all the evaluations and projections you could ever want.

Mazel Tov, Evan. Your FJM commemorative 2-year anniversary umbrella is in the mail!


posted by dak  # 1:47 AM
That really makes me S.M.I.L.E.
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