Just When I Thought We Were Advancing as a Society
I mean, Sportswriters are using sabermetrics. ESPN talking heads throw around .OPS numbers, but no longer treat it like a silly, nerdy stat. We were making progress.
And then all of a sudden, "clutchiness" became the phrase of the day. I think it really started in 2005 with the Ortiz/Rodriguez MVP debate, where some people felt that the most important ability one can have is their "clutchiness."
Well now on MLB.com you can vote for the clutchiest players by position.
MLB (I suppose arbitrarily) chose three players from each position for the award.
Why is it that I increasingly feel like Clarence Darrow in a world of William Jennings Brians?
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 6:07 AM