Monday, April 19, 2021

Might be time to keep an eye on this



And Today in 1966 Yankees History....


 

8 comments:

el duque said...

Leonard Koeppett, a Gammonite before there were Gammonites.

HoraceClarke66 said...

I remember Amaro getting hurt. He ran into Tom Tresh in left field, chasing a pop fly. Soon, Tresh had hurt HIS back so badly that he was out of baseball by 1969. That was a star-crossed team.

But hey, the 2021 Yankees ALREADY have one more win at this point in the season! Woo-hoo!

Anonymous said...

At least Amaro and Tom Tresh cared.

Anonymous said...

The term "Gammonite" is crude bigotry of the kind so prevalent on this blog. What's your beef with Peter Gammones, duque? He happens to be a very fine sportswriter, not just another daily newspaper hack. And he knows a good deal more about baseball than you ever will. This witless kind of smear is on a par with the obligatory swipes at "analytics," a category known to the chief commenters on this blog chiefly as a distant "other," in much the same fashion as Trumpers regard Mexican immigrants or America Firsters regard the Rothschilds and other Jews.

And why deride the "Gammonites"? Most daily sportswriters are just as averse to analytics as the presiding eminences of this blog, and just as illiterate about the subject, dealing in the usual cliches born of spittoon-level bigotry and an aversion to serious study of the matter. You, duque, should be lauding your fellow analytic-phobes among the daily beat writers, not spewing unearned condescension on them. Not one person on this blog gives any evidence of having read even one book on the history and evolution of advanced baseball analysis of the kind now firmly entrenched in the front offices of all the most successful MLB teams, including the Rays, who routinely kick the asses of Yankees with one tenth the payroll.

I say the most successful MLB teams, which of course excludes the Yankees, where Cashman maintains an analytics department for show but routinely tramples the rudiments of its precepts in his brutally stupid personnel moves, his crushing and burying of young talent and preference for fading big names and crippling long-term contracts, all practices that fly in the face of sabremetric theory and practice. But consistency has never been duque's or HC66's strong points: they lament the alleged "cheapness" of "food-stamps Hal" and then berate him for emptying the treasury on a disaster like Stanton--precisely the kind of big spending they constantly--and mistakenly--advocate.

duque's humor writing is entertaining, but his and HC66's attempts at baseball analysis--including duque's recent perverse apologia for Cashman, clearly one of the dumbest and most destructive GMs in the game--are another kind of joke, one that is not very funny.

Anonymous said...

BABY STAT BOY IS IN DA HOUSE

Anonymous said...

"BABY STAT BOY IS IN DA HOUSE"

QED

JM said...

Gotta be a bot. Nobody writes that much about nothing.

Anonymous said...

About nothing, JM? Your incessant ignorant bigoted babble about analytics--along with your fellow illiterate bigots duque and HC66--is close to nothing, but not quite. It's actually quite something--stubborn ignorance parading as sagacity. A gross embarrassment. Why don't you prove me wrong by naming ONE BOOK that you've read on the subject of analytics? Just one book on the subject you routinely berate without the slightest trace of knowledge about it. One book. Let's hear it, JM.