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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby Frank the Tank » 22 Nov 2013, 14:47

Got invited to a conference that didn't interest me. Declined. Now I see they've hired Billy Beane to give the keynote address. Very odd choice considering the conference has nothing to do with baseball or moneyball, but boy do I wish I said I'd go. I bet that would be a great keynote. I could get an autograph that says "Mr. Bacon, Fuck You, Love, Billy".
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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 22 Nov 2013, 14:48

Or you could tell him you enjoyed his work in Inglorious Basterds.
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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby mister bacon » 22 Nov 2013, 16:50

Frank the Tank wrote:Got invited to a conference that didn't interest me. Declined. Now I see they've hired Billy Beane to give the keynote address. Very odd choice considering the conference has nothing to do with baseball or moneyball, but boy do I wish I said I'd go. I bet that would be a great keynote. I could get an autograph that says "Mr. Bacon, Fuck You, Love, Billy".


i would frame this and put it in my office if you got it for me.
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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby SDGuy » 14 Apr 2014, 20:55

So, which one of you wrote this? http://thedailynewsonline.com/opinion/a ... mment-area (via Deadspin)

Mike Trout deserved the MVP because of Pythagorean expectations, speed scores, ultimate zone ratings, VORP, wOBA and PECOTA, or Player Empiracal Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm.

Think baseball was boring before?

Grrrrr.


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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby Briandong79 » 15 Apr 2014, 07:26

When people pick Trout as a "Moneyball--NERDS!!!" guy, it absolutely baffles me. If there was ever a player since Bonds or Griffey that passes the eye test as that guy is just the best overall player in baseball, it's Trout.
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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby JT99 » 15 Apr 2014, 08:21

Briandong79 wrote:When people pick Trout as a "Moneyball--NERDS!!!" guy, it absolutely baffles me. If there was ever a player since Bonds or Griffey that passes the eye test as that guy is just the best overall player in baseball, it's Trout.


Good call.

You would think that the old white boy establishment would be pushing the "new Mickey Mantle" angle harder
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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby Iron Mike Sharpe » 21 May 2014, 13:07

Defensive analytics are about to get revolutionized.

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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby Colonel Angus » 15 Jan 2015, 12:57

Mentioned this in the box earlier, but...

A track-by-track sabermetric analysis of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" album

It's exactly as ridiculous as it sounds. A sampling:

It turns out that each side of Born to Run tells the tragically heroic story of a different baseball man: one an overly confident sabermetrician trying to make his way in a game that has long resisted change, the other a thoroughbred scout struggling to find his place in a sport that’s evolved beyond what he once knew. And perhaps more importantly, Springsteen’s magnum opus is an incredibly insightful and nuanced commentary about analytics, scouting, and how we can best understand and enjoy the game of baseball.


I don’t think I’m alone among the community of sabermetricians when I say I see a lot of my younger (and probably present, though hopefully to a lesser extent) self in the character of Bad Scooter. The analytics movement sat on the sidelines for far too long and came of age in the snark-filled corners of the internet, and as a result much (if not most) of public sabermetric research and discourse is framed in terms of what teams and writers and broadcasters are doing wrong. In addition to making the analytics movement seem cool, this song perfectly captures that defiant, maybe-a-bit-too-strong confidence that has permeated the sabermetric zeitgeist.


Neither Springsteen nor our narrator is questioning that quantitative analysis is useful, but the latter clearly feels out of place and left behind and the former seems to be suggesting that there are blind spots in the sabermetric view of the game.


And so on. I mean...
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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby mj3528 » 15 Jan 2015, 13:00

Colonel Angus wrote:Mentioned this in the box earlier, but...

A track-by-track sabermetric analysis of Bruce Springsteen's "Born to Run" album

It's exactly as ridiculous as it sounds. A sampling:

It turns out that each side of Born to Run tells the tragically heroic story of a different baseball man: one an overly confident sabermetrician trying to make his way in a game that has long resisted change, the other a thoroughbred scout struggling to find his place in a sport that’s evolved beyond what he once knew. And perhaps more importantly, Springsteen’s magnum opus is an incredibly insightful and nuanced commentary about analytics, scouting, and how we can best understand and enjoy the game of baseball.


I don’t think I’m alone among the community of sabermetricians when I say I see a lot of my younger (and probably present, though hopefully to a lesser extent) self in the character of Bad Scooter. The analytics movement sat on the sidelines for far too long and came of age in the snark-filled corners of the internet, and as a result much (if not most) of public sabermetric research and discourse is framed in terms of what teams and writers and broadcasters are doing wrong. In addition to making the analytics movement seem cool, this song perfectly captures that defiant, maybe-a-bit-too-strong confidence that has permeated the sabermetric zeitgeist.


Neither Springsteen nor our narrator is questioning that quantitative analysis is useful, but the latter clearly feels out of place and left behind and the former seems to be suggesting that there are blind spots in the sabermetric view of the game.


And so on. I mean...


I am probably the board's biggest Springsteen fan, and I could not make it through that dreck.
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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby The Long Dick of the Law » 15 Jan 2015, 13:27

I enjoy* ESPN's attempts to completely ruin "sabermetrics" and quantitative analysis by throwing shit at walls to see what sticks.

Joe Maddon? Worth 17 wins! Curses totes obv -5.

Music? We can ANALYZE IT WITH SCIENCE
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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby Colonel Angus » 15 Jan 2015, 13:28

The Long Dick of the Law wrote:I enjoy* ESPN's attempts to completely ruin "sabermetrics" and quantitative analysis by throwing shit at walls to see what sticks.

Joe Maddon? Worth 17 wins! Curses totes obv -5.

Music? We can ANALYZE IT WITH SCIENCE


My link was not from ESPN, ldotl.
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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby The Long Dick of the Law » 15 Jan 2015, 13:31

Colonel Angus wrote:
The Long Dick of the Law wrote:I enjoy* ESPN's attempts to completely ruin "sabermetrics" and quantitative analysis by throwing shit at walls to see what sticks.

Joe Maddon? Worth 17 wins! Curses totes obv -5.

Music? We can ANALYZE IT WITH SCIENCE


My link was not from ESPN, ldotl.

FUCK

Just looking at the quotes you pulled, I figured it was a Grantland specialty


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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby ONTB » 15 Jan 2015, 13:54

That's one of the strangest things I've ever read. A swing and a miss, if you will.
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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby TheWolf » 15 Jan 2015, 13:56

ONTB wrote:That's one of the strangest things I've ever read. A swing and a miss, if you will.


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Re: MoneyBallSucksBaconsBalls

Postby Goose » 26 Aug 2016, 07:48

Blue Jays scout Steve Springer drops the mic on Bill James, Ken Tremendous, Billy Beane, Jonah Hill and Moneyball:

Seems like everything we do is about Stats-they kept stats 2000yrs ago to-Jesus died and rose again-its true its in the stat sheet-the BIBLE


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Jesus was in a slump once.lasted 3 days. #OnToCincinatti


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