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Sunday, January 23, 2005

A Thinking Fan (yeah, more baseball, deal with it)

Bouncing around the web this morning I found this review of a book called The Thinking Fan's Guide to Baseball: Revised and Updated. Good reading, as are most of the baseball posts I've since been reading at Dan Agonistes.

It's obvious that the blogger, Dan Fox, is a thinking fan himself. For instance, he has a look at what OPS is and why it is a good shorthand stat for comparing the relative values of players. And not only comparing players who are/were contemporaries, but also, with some adjustments for context, comparing players of different eras.

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