Sunday, July 17, 2011

Baseball's real attraction

Someone should tell ESPN, who whines about baseball's TV ratings being so low, that baseball is not about highlights and homers, but about quirky equations, probability and statistics. I for one, always look at the box score before the highlights. Chef's are all numbers geeks, and that is why so many chefs love baseball.
It is also why baseball fans are generally the smartest of all sports fans. You need to be smart enough to understand what an "equation" is, and be be aroused by the nuances of things like OPS, ERA etc...