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Tuesday, October 10, 2006

That’s My Boy!

So I’m watching the game with my younger offspring. Out of nowhere, he asks, “What’s Marco Scutaro’s on base percentage?”

Of course, I hadn’t the faintest idea. But I was intrigued, so I asked him why he wanted to know. “Because it’s important,” he said.

And why is it so important, I asked the lad. “Because it measures how often the batter gets on base, and that’s the most important thing a batter can do.”

True story, swear to God. And I also swear I haven’t preached to him any of them funny sabremetric hoo-hahs that those old-school baseball guys find so offensive.

But if an eight year old can figure this out by himself, why is it so darned hard for those old-school baseball guys?


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