Nerd of Batman, sports, logic, objectivity, Star Trek, personal enlightenment, Lincoln, the Rays, psychology, mic dropping. Kind've in that order.
KCP - Kentavious Caldwell Pope
WAR - Wins Above Replacement
FIP - Fielding Independent Pitching
LD% - Line Drive Percentage.
LOOGY - Left Handed One Out Guy
B/S - Batman/Superman
+ Another debate that always get testy, does momentum exist? I believe it does, because it's founded in human emotions, and unless you think most athletes are Vulcan, then for good or bad, how fast it starts or ends, momentum exists.
Former player and current TBS analyst Dirk Hayhurt confirms the whole idea of momentum's existence.
Over a 162-game season, there are a lot of external factors that will never show up in a box score. Prince Fielder, for example, is having an off year. How much of that is because his home life is in disarray versus some loss of skill? Tossing out a concept purely because it can’t be measured discounts the human factor of the game.
+ Admittedly I don't follow the Reds that closely, but it was time for Dusty to go. I'd be a little surprised if the Reds didn't go with a Joe Maddon new thinking type. Which brings me to my annual question as to when someone's going to finally hire Davey Martinez away from the Tampa bench coach job.
+ The Browns lost a QB in Brian Hoyer, but they've found a viable #1 threat. Buffalo was down Jairus Byrd, Stephon Gilmore and Leodis McKelvin was hobbled, but if Josh Gordon can keep from getting suspended, the Browns have themselves their best receiving threat since Braylon Edwards in 2007. Notorious ball dropped Greg Little even had a dazzling catch last night. If these two can assert themselves as receivers 1 and 2, along with TE Jordan Cameron, the Browns have a little less to collect offensively in the offseason.
+ Miguel Cabrera's approach to hitting. After my thoughts on Votto the other day, I particularly like this spot of the article, Cabrera explained he comes out swinging because he's grown tired of letting pitchers get ahead in the count. "I don't understand why I should do that," he said. Plus, he now sees plenty of first-pitch strikes because walking him forces pitchers to face the dangerous Prince Fielder and Victor Martinez with him on base.