insider_steve

breakfast and baseball stats

Discussion created by insider_steve on Apr 4, 2013

I didn't play baseball for many years past the T-ball leagues.  I must have been too slow with my hand-eye coordination.  I liked the game, but I took a few hard body shots and began to fear the heavy ball.  So my career did not last long.

 

However, but I did become a fan.  Every morning I would open the newspaper to the sports section.  And I would skip most of the sports stories and head straight for the baseball game statistics.  I thought a lot about ERA, on base percentage, and the myriad number of other measurements of player performance.  My love of numbers eventually grew into a Masters degree in mathematics and a career as a computer programmer.

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