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June 18, 2012 5:00 am
In the year of the Hairstons, both brothers are doing quite well. Which means you must finally commit to keeping them straight.
R.J. Anderson and I were talking the other day about how much baseball analysis depends on getting the thing published before the player/pitcher plays another game and undoes whatever point the writer is trying to make. This is true for bad baseball analysis, but it’s also true for a lot of good baseball analysis, because player performances are just so friggin' random. If you ever see an article that cites a player’s stats and says “as I write this on Saturday,” and the thing gets published on a Monday, you can bet the writer is afraid his premise is going to be voided by a couple hitless games.
As I write this on Saturday, Jerry Hairston, Jr. and Scott Hairston are good at baseball.