Originally Posted by jojo
It wasn't a question meant to be argumentative. I'm pretty curious. My guess is that the best we can talk about are trends because of all of the noise in such a complex thing as baseball. But that's a problem with a lot of issues with baseball and not an argument that steroids didn't effect the game.
There's lots a problems here. Maybe a first problem is trying to figure out just what was a clean baseline? I'm not sure we really enough know enough to establish an accurate basis for comparison.
That's cool. I too would be interested a further dive into these numbers. Which to be fair a "power spike" is kinda arbitrarily defined and there really is no one result we can draw from these graphs.
My whole issue is that the fact that there were more spikes yet it was being argued otherwise. Not being able to get past that one point was a hang up for me.
What I'm getting at, is your proper reply should have been, "kal, you're not crazy".