Posts tagged "brendan ryan"

More on Philip Humber's perfect day

More on Philip Humber's perfect day
Absolutely nuts. Baseball is nuts.  We address it all the time in analyzing statistics and single occurrences, that there’s a ton of random variation, and anything can happen.  But Philip Humber–Philip Humber, the 5th starter, the guy who was just holding down the fort till Peavy got back last season, the guy whose turn in... Read more »

Philip Humber has thrown the 21st perfect game in baseball history

Philip Humber has thrown the 21st perfect game in baseball history
Philip Humber’s charming redemption story has reached a stunning climax, as he retired all 27 batters he faced in a 4-0 victory over the Seattle Mariners. Humber struck out 9 using a incredible curveball, and induced loads of weak contact all day.  A 4th inning lineout by Dustin Ackley was the only hard hit ball... Read more »

Frasor and Pierzynski headline a day of absurdities

Frasor and Pierzynski headline a day of absurdities
The White Sox picked up Jason Frasor’s 2012 option for $3.75 million on Monday, which is confounding for two reasons. 1) For a team that’s made no secret of a desire to scale back it’s budget, spending $3.75 million on a guy who figures to rank behind Sergio Santos, Jesse Crain, and Addison Reed among... Read more »
Advertisement:

Fun with arbitrary dates!

Example: “Since Paulie starting trotting to the dugout, Alexei has had 2 at-bats” // David Butler II, US PRESSWIRE As we all know, arbitrary dates are the bedrock of human society.  Taking a large, somewhat reliable sample of data, and drilling it down to a smaller, less useful sub-section with crazier results is how modern,... Read more »