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    Re: Baseball Prospectus Top 101 prospects - and a shocker

    Quote Originally Posted by Kingspoint View Post
    I will walk from St. Louis to Cincinnati if I'm wrong about this.
    Given that your entire post suggests that you don't believe in objective truth, only subjective, I find it hard to believe you could ever admit to being wrong about it regardless of whatever evidence was presented to refute your assertion.

    As for facts, they surely can be misinterpreted or used improperly to arrive at an incorrect conclusion, but there are verifiable facts. And if you start to put some definitions around your assertions before playing out the argument to its conclusion (e.g. what defines a clutch opportunity? what is coming through? etc), you could get to a place where even you would feel comfortable about what the data says. But to get to that point, you have to be willing to accept that personal observation is an inherently biased, unverifiable experience and, while useful in certain cases, usually not a reliable way to make comparisons of long term events with many, many individual observations.
    Last edited by RedsManRick; 03-07-2010 at 02:02 PM.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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