Hello, I’m jrockies and a member of Purple Row. Every day I post a baseball related quote to the site noted as "JFK’s Quote of the Day." I have, however, come up with a problem. Most of the quotes I have are from former players/coaches (Berra, Mayes, Hornsby, Peter Uueberroth, etc.) or older authors and sports writers (Boswell, Russell Baker, Kahn, etc.) and I don’t have many from players and writers of today’s period. As an attempt to build my list of quotes I have decided to ask the different baseball communities around SBNation to help me out. I don’t get to read local articles for non-Denver teams very often and I know that players have said something wise/funny/absurd that should be remembered somewhere ("These are thin mints. I put them in the freezer. My favorites. So good." ~Reds outfielder Adam Dunn, on the Girl Scout cookies he keeps in his locker) So here is the challenge: In the comments section post your all-time favorite baseball quotes (I don’t have all of them) and your favorite quotes you’ve heard from around the league in recent years. For the next two weeks I will post my quote of the day in the comments here. Thanks, jrockies JFK
This takes a simple statistical look at which catchers are the best and the worst at framing pitches.
Being a Tigers fan, I'm partial to Lou Whitaker's overlooked Hall of Fame plight but I'd also have to agree with this article that Bobby Grich is more than deserving
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The following is an in-depth look at the career and Hall of Fame candidacy of Deacon White, a 19th century catcher/third baseman who appears on this year's Pre-Integration Era Hall of Fame ballot.
Why three strikes? and effect has this arbitrary baseball rule had on the criminal justice system?
Why the League signing actually makes good sense in terms of sabermetric bullpen construction (ignoring the absurd amount of money involved).
Cheesy Sabermetric Poetry, Part I If you're sad that Cliff Lee pitched so well, yet only had six wins, Welcome to the sabermetric side, where we throw those in the bin. We try to measure players by only things that they control, No run support cannot be helped, so pitcher wins is not the goal. Consider the Three True Outcomes stat, the lovely F-I-P, Strikeouts, walks, HBP and homers are what pitchers oversee. Balls in play are tricky, as so many other factors come into play, Was the regular defense out there or did Ty Wigginton start that day? So relax and know that Clifton still ranked highly in our book, Eighth in the league in FIP, so don't even take a second look. His strikeout rate's still healthy, his walk rate's off the charts, In 2013, he'll be fine, making more outstanding starts.