Re: Neyer: Computers calling Balls and Strikes!
Originally Posted by dabvu2498
Like the wind or the rain? Or a pebble in the grass that causes a bad hop? Or a freak injury to a star player? Or a starting pitcher that had too much to drink the night before?
Randomness and externalities can not be eliminated from baseball.
Good point. Arbitrariness is the word I should have used.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids