In the inaugural episode of Stealing Home, we look at a topic near and dear to every baseball fan’s heart, the numbers. We learn them, we memorize them, we obsess over them, we compare them. They are the glue that holds baseball together throughout the years.
We start off talking to Sean Forman, founder of the best tool on the Internet, Baseball Reference, about how the site got started, how far it’s come, and where he sees it going in the future.
The ushering in of the new era of advanced statistics shouldn’t come as news to any baseball fan. Entire web sites are devoted to them, and baseball front offices are incorporating them like never before. Carson Cistulli, a writer and editor for stats-centric web site FanGraphs, talks a little about his history with this field, and how it links to his very prestigious degree.
For the last segment, the MVP of My Heart, Scott Sheldon reminds us all that sometimes, to something cool, you need a little help.