A few months ago I signed up for the Annual SABR conference in Long Beach. I wanted to learn about Sabermetrics, the science of analyzing baseball in unorthodox ways, at least when compared with traditional “see ball, hit ball, run” stats. The term is derived from SABR, which stands for the Society for American Baseball Research.
After reading everything I could get my hands on about the subject, I found this great Sully video (what would we do without him?) and discovered everything I need to know about Sabermetrics, which is, I don’t need to know anything.
A few days ago a fellow BBA Blogger, Bryan O’Connor, wrote a post that relates to this very subject. I had to save and read later, because I couldn’t understand it. Here, see how you do with it ~ Bumgarnering Around …..
Wow! How confusing is this stuff? I jotted down a few abbreviations; WAR, OPS, VORP, OBP, OPS Plus, bWAR. Good grief! This game is confusing enough. Don’t confuse me with facts and details. Just give me a score card and a pencil and let the games begin!
- WAR! What Is It Good For? (40yearrangerfan.mlblogs.com)
- On Statistical Moderatism (elmaquino5.wordpress.com)
- Random Thoughts of Baseballness (stlfearthered.com)
- Harvard hosts in-depth baseball seminar (mlb.mlb.com)