Re: What annoys you most?
Indeed, that was a great article.
I think the thing that annoys me most is the way that a lot of sabemetric advocates (Michael Lewis, for instance) love to characterize anyone from the "old school" as a tobacco chewing neanderthal. The next most annoying thing to me is the way a lot of "traditionalists" like to return the favor by calling sabermetric advocates "nerds and geeks who never played the game".
Both sides love baseball. Both sides want to know as much as they can about the game.
Spirited debate doesn't have to descend into name calling and bad feelings about the game we love.
When you stop learning, and wanting to learn, you're done.
"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
~ Mark Twain