09/09/2005: Thought for the Day:
Play-by-play man Bill Brown notes that, “Both Pujols and Edmonds in their careers at Minute Maid Park have OPSes--that’s on-base plus slugging--of better than 1000.” See how easy it is to slip in more meaningful statistics into a key moment of the game? Without burying the listener or resorting to the usual mangling of stats, a la ‘Bob is hitting .400 with a full moon against near-sighted marsupials’ to boot.
--Jonah Keri [Baseball Prospectus, on the 9/4/05 Cards-Astros game]
Len on 09.09.05 @ 08:22 AM CST