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Thursday May 30th 2024


MLB 2011: Roy Halladay, CC Sabathia and the Uselessness of WAR

Ah, the silliness and utter despair inherent in war...and Major League Baseball?

Yes, even on this horrid, rainy day when other world and domestic problems loom, my mind has been stuck on war, or is it WAR, as it relates to baseball. And it’s not even the pennant wars or even some good old-fashioned beanball wars. Not even the Billy Beane / Michael Lewis/ Brad Pitt Moneyball wars.

Two weeks ago, I warned of the developing gangland skirmishes between old school and new school baseball fans. The old-guard gang is The Blues—a breed who wants no part of all of the new stats and analytics that baseball is swimming in currently. They just don’t relate to all those weird numbers and statisticians running amok telling them ...

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