Thursday, March 19, 2009

Sports Math

A quick study of the general sporting landscaping reveals one ultimate truth: there is a direct correlation between casual gambling and general interest. Hardly earth-shattering, but vest people's interest and you've got their attention. March Madness is fun, but I've been so immersed in fantasy drafts I haven't really given more than a passing thought. Maybe baseball should develop a more cheek-to-cheek relationship with bookies to increase it's TV exposure? That went so well last time, right? On the most basic, fundamental level betting on baseball is pure insanity. You get what you deserve if that's how you get your pulse racing.

Regarding fantasy drafts; twenty people in a pool with twenty roster spots will take years off your life.

Sporadic Information Relayed Quickly

  • 3:10 to Joba's Better Know a Prospect series keeps rolling on, and I was lucky enough to contribute! Everyone's 2010 mancrush Brett Cecil was my subject, check it out and make sure those Yankee fans keep their slimy digits off Cecil until at least 2018.
  • Rocco plays the bass? Who knew? I'm sure he's a straight up U2 guy, though a small part of me thinks about him playing the intro to Impact in front of his locker.
  • I don't think not pitching for Canada will cost Scott Richmond his shot in the rotation, I think Scott Richmond's inexperience, lack of stuff, and the presence of better options will keep him out of the rotation.
  • Too bad for Cuba. Couldn't have happened to a nicer bunch of guys who rely on distraction and mindgames to win. Fuck. Them.


  1. "I think Scott Richmond's inexperience, lack of stuff, and the presence of better options will keep him out of the rotation. "

    The voice of reason. Kudos!

  2. Your article on Cecil sucked. How can you mention Cecil's pitches and not include his nasty slider. Cecil's slider is by far his best pitch, its his out pitch.

  3. Two things: 1)I had just mentioned that Price's stuff was better, I wasn't about to go on and on about Cecil's stuff.

    2) Any "article" that includes fake nicknames like Cecil B. DaHill and contains the word "motherfucker" is hardly a steadfast scouting report. Relax.

  4. Leavitt has clearly not hung around my corner of the Internet long enough...

  5. I hate math.

    And Cecil will be better than Price.

    The Price is wrong. Bitch.

  6. I can't even get my whole family to agree on what colour to paint he parlour, nevermind who's got the best slider in the the AL East!

    Kudos to the Leavitts!

  7. Not saying Cecil will be better than Price necessarily, but his stats coming up through the ranks in single A and AA were just as good and in some cases better than Price at a younger age to boot.

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  9. My last comment didn't make any sense. What I meant to say was "experts like the KLaw say Price's stuff is so good, they aren't even in the same category."

    So Cecil good, Price special.


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