DIPS Worksheet v2.0

I’ve improved my DIPS worksheets to now include HR, BB & SO Park Factors for every season since 1969, thanks to Retrosheet. Enjoy!

31,458 Days

Congratulations to the Boston Red Sox and their fans on winning their first World Championship in 86 years. As a Yankees fan, having suffered a terrible humiliation at Boston’s hands on the way to losing the ALCS, there is a part of me that didn’t want this to happen, but I knew it was time. […]

What Goes Around

The Red Sox have already completed the greatest comeback in baseball postseason history. Whether they finish the series off is yet to be determined, but even if they don’t come through, they may have finished off the myth of their permanent futility, the Yankees’ invulnerability, and Dan Shaughnessy’s career.

Respect

Eventually, every son will rise up and best his father. For Pedro Martinez, last night was not his time, as Jon Lieber exceeded expectations and dominated the Red Sox. Now the question must be asked… is this series over?

Redemption… Sort Of

In a vital game for the Yankees, Kevin Brown gave the Yankees all that they needed and more to beat the Twins. Now the series has swung in the Yankees’ favor, and the entire postseason equation might have shifted a little, too.

Last One In’s a Rotten Egg

The results of the 32nd Man ballots for the All-Star Game are in, and it’s Hideki Matsui and Bobby Abreu. It’s great that Abreu, a great player who’s never before made the All-Star team, was selected, but the choice of Matsui was a bit… well, it was predictable, but not really the best choice. While […]

Fiction Is Dead

The New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox have played some of the most memorable games in baseball history. Many have been more important, but last night’s may have been the most exciting, most improbable game they have ever played. Larry tries to put what he saw last night into words.

Productive Outs Revisited

ESPN, which started tracking DIPS with their regular pitching stats a few weeks back, has now started tracking Productive Outs. Ahh well, it can’t all be progress. For those interested, here are the correlations for some of the stats tracked: Wins to Total Productive Outs: -.316 Wins to Total Productive Out Opportunities: .168 Losses to […]