Reporter misrepresents sabermetrics
From Michael Radano, of the South Jersey Courier Post, July 22:
For “sabermetrics experts everywhere,” read “sabermetrics experts in Michael Radano’s mind.” Radano gets it absolutely backwards -- sabermetricians have long ridiculed those who consider samples as small as 43 AB to be meaningful.
Phillies manager Charlie Manuel sat at his desk and composed a lineup that tore out the hearts of sabermetrics experts everywhere.
Both Pat Burrell and David Bell were in Friday's lineup against Atlanta starter John Smoltz, with a combined history of 2-for-43 against the pitcher.
This spring, the authors of The Book demonstrated that there is no evidence that any pitcher owns any batter, or vice-versa.