One of the cardinal rules of analysis is that you have to follow the data where it goes. One of the mistakes people make in science is that they go into a research question with the answer in their mind. If you did not read the article on the most
On episode 34, Alan Harrison (@TheFantasyFix) is joined by co-host Todd Clark (@Lunchmade) and Tim Clark (Twitter, IG) of Mid90s.com to discuss baseball, pop culture and what appears to be the renaissance of baseball card collecting courtesy of Topps Project 2020. Give a listen below or download the podcast in iTunes, Stitcher or Google
One of the hallmarks of greatness is when your choices on similarity comparisons are limited. Everyone knows Albert Pujols is the greatest living first baseman. We could compare him to the two other possible players with him in that stratosphere, but everyone gets dwarfed by Lou Gehrig, and we really
In the late aughts there was a commercial celebrating the players that made baseball great. They talked about remembering the time I saw this pitcher do this and this fielder do that and it concluded with, “I remember the time I saw Albert Pujols do everything.” So, when we use
If I may indulge in the Hall of Fame again this offseason, we find that the Hall of Fame is ground zero in the debate between numbers and conventional wisdom. In the many debates I had online, none was more intense than the debate over my hometown hero Jeff Bagwell.