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Fantastic article. If/when my brain is able to process this information, I'll be able to comment on some specifics.
Absolutely I was. When there have been (now) 18 perfect games, anytime I hear about one I'm surprised. No-hitters are more common, but that doesn't take anything away for me.
Thanks to Joe Sheehan, and Baseball Prospectus as a whole, I appreciate BABIP, FRAA, etc as metrics that tell you more than a pitcher's W-L record regarding game outcomes.
With those stats, and others, in mind, a no-no/perfecto seems even more unattainable(and that's not just because I'm a Mets fan). I don't ever remember reading that a player or a team's feelings on getaway day are something to be factored into performance.
I had no intention of tearing anyone down, and for that I apologize.
I was hoping to read about one of the rarest (and impressive) feats that happens in baseball, and that first paragraph seemed to shrug off the event, with the rest of the article trying to come to terms with it.
Joe-do you like baseball?
You're prepared to find a reason to downplay a perfect game? Before you looked at a box score?
That's not only journalistically negligent, but completely wrongheaded.
And to suggest that a professional team, in the midst of a division race is going to mail a game in because its 'getaway day' is absolutely ludacris.
It is certainly not the objective, data intensive analysis I've come to expect from Baseball Prospectus.
Edwin Encarnacion? I haven't heard a word about him since he went on the DL back on April 28th.
What role do you see for Ryan Church? While he can\'t be expected to repeat his pre-concussion production, is he someone you move to left (assuming Abreu is signed) on the days that Murphy is playing second? Or is there a better usage pattern for him?
I agree that what Rickey did was transcendent for this country, and courageous on his part. He should be recognized for what he did, but I wanted to note the other side of what happened when the color barrier collapsed.
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to write a thesis on the Newark Eagles their owner Effa Manley while at Rutgers University, and I have to agree that Rickey was no saint. While I absolutely recognize the progressiveness it took to promote Jackie Robinson, I would refer to his actions with Ms. Manley and her Eagles, who received almost no compensation for losing players like Newcombe to the Dodgers (or Larry Doby to the Indians). Ms. Manley had several confrontations with Rickey because of his raiding tactics that established how Negro League players were to be taken from their original clubs. Had Rickey established an adequate drafting or compensation system for Negro League players and their teams, the raids by other teams would likely have been curtailed. We have to remember that many Negro League players lost their livelihood when the Negro Leagues collapsed after the color barrier was broken, and only a handful of players had the opportunity to play in the Major Leagues.
What about Martin Brodeur\'s injury? As a Devils fan, I\'m terrified.