I realize that IHOP makes more money on the three or four pancake breakfasts but this seems awfully... Oh. Oh, okay, I’m mistaken, I thought he was talking about “short stacks”...
Wishing he could have been healthy for the playoffs, however, is Lamet’s Lament.
RT @ashishkjha: Two things happening with COVID data 1. Infections falling across U.S., down about 33% from two wks ago 2. Deaths are climbing -- because they lag infections. Will likely peak in 7-8 days Nonetheless, things are improving and race now is between vaccinations and variants https://t.co/nc393UDMjg
Each was considered a winner/great clubhouse guy. Maranville was getting MVP votes in his age 39-41 seasons. Vizquel was winning Gold Gloves at SS in his age 38-39 seasons. Maranville is 6th all time defensively among SSs per FG, Vizquel is 9th. Neither is close to Ozzie/Belanger
Omar Vizquel is, essentially, the modern Rabbit Maranville. Each played in 23+ seasons. Each accumulated over 2500 hits by virtue of hanging around forever. Each has a career 82 OPS+. Each stole a lot of bases. Each had an elite defensive rep not quite supported by stats.
The other problem with a committee is that a small group is more likely to bring back idiosyncratic results. For the most part, the BBWAA has done a pretty good job. I'm skeptical that results picked by a committee would be any better.
I’ve seen this sort of suggestion quite a bit. The problem with it is that there’s already a Veterans Committee mechanism in place, so this exists. And the Veterans Committee has made the most egregious selections. See, e.g., Harold Baines, Jesse Haines, Jim Bottomley
RT @normative: Watching YouTubes and skimming fringy message boards is not “doing research” (unless your topic is abnormal psychology). Reading specialist literature you lack the background or training to understand & evaluate is not, in any meaningful sense, “doing research” either.
RT @normative: I make fun of the phrase “do your own research” not because there’s anything wrong with ACTUALLY doing research, but because it is so often used by people with no concept whatever of what actually “doing research” entails.