IGD: Padres vs Reds (15 May 07)

first pitch: 7:05 p.m. PT
television: Channel 4SD
matchup: David Wells (1-2, 6.32 ERA) vs Aaron Harang (5-1, 5.04 ERA)
previews: Padres.com | SI.com

I wonder if we haven’t become so numbed by all of these numbers that we are no longer capable of truly assimilating any knowledge which might result from them.
The Bill James Baseball Abstract 1988, p. 234

Maybe it’s because I recently “celebrated” a birthday or maybe there are other reasons. Whatever the case, I find myself increasingly interested in the narrative of baseball and in truths beyond numbers. I love stats as much as anyone, but I hope that when I throw tables full of data at you, I’m adding more than just noise to the conversation.

Balance is good. Sometimes we deconstruct a game at the subatomic level. Other times we tell stupid stories or just sit and watch. Or give someone a hot foot. That’s always fun. When I played tennis in high school, you never wanted to fall asleep on the team bus. Because when you woke up, your shoes would be tied together.

What the heck am I even talking about? Oh right, I was giving you my excuse for not providing any real analysis tonight.

Go Padres!

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