Originally Posted by Rojo
Wow Dumpling, you're really on to something. Does Bill James know about this?
Is there a stat that measures condescension?
The guy asked me to show him how BA and OBP were not the same. I did.
Sometimes you have to state things extra clearly and maybe a bit harshly when people don't understand it the first 10 times you explain it to them.
Your condescension remark is on the money unfortunately. People that are clued in to sabermetrics do in fact look down upon those that continue to use debunked stats. For better or worse that is just the way it is. It works the other way too. People that like the old-school stats often insult the saber geeks. Just look at kc61's post where he insulted me for saying BA was not as good as OBP. It works both ways.