Re: Things Marty Loves to Complain about
Originally Posted by REDREAD
Marty loves to complain when batters strike out too.
He has to point out how many K's certain batters in the lineup have (several times per game). If that player is in the top 10 in the league of strikeouts, Marty is pleased the "stats" support his argument that the player stinks..
I finally broke down and got cable to be free of Marty (who used to be my only way of following the Reds , other than the game thread). Wish I had done it years earlier. Chris Welsh (and whoever he gets paired with) is so much better.
Don't forget every time a player strikes out 4 times, Marty awards him the "golden sombrero".
I got to hear Welsh doing play-by-play on the radio for the first time ever and was amazed at how good he actually is. He needs some polish, but overall it was an enjoyable listen. Of course I'd heard him on TV but it isn't the same because he's doing color with Thom handling PBP.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.