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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #30 on: February 23, 2015, 08:00:14 PM »
I love baseball.   I have know idea how they come up with some of the voodoo math statics they throw out.  It just pisses me off when Buck and McCarver use it to sound all freaking smart.


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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #31 on: February 23, 2015, 08:53:04 PM »
I am actually trying to get a handle on it so I can bet baseball on daily fantasy sports leagues, like FanDuel or Draft Kings.  The gubmint says it is legal because it is a skill, not a bet, so, here I go!

Good luck on that.
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #32 on: February 23, 2015, 09:38:34 PM »
I am actually trying to get a handle on it so I can bet baseball on daily fantasy sports leagues, like FanDuel or Draft Kings.  The gubmint says it is legal because it is a skill, not a bet, so, here I go!

Good luck on that.

Thank you, sir!  I bombed pretty spectacularly last spring and gave up.  Didn't do as badly in football.  Played both with a nut of $50 and ended up with about $10.  Did I lose?  Sure, but, I didn't have to put any more in and I had fun doing it.

I love baseball.   I have know idea how they come up with some of the voodoo math statics they throw out.  It just pisses me off when Buck and McCarver use it to sound all freaking smart.

McCarver is retired now (thank God!!!!!) and you only have to listen to Buck if you choose to.  Awesome glossary of Sabermetric definitions below:

http://www.fangraphs.com/library/
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2015, 04:23:49 AM »
Played both with a nut of $50 and ended up with about $10.  Did I lose?  Sure, but, I didn't have to put any more in and I had fun doing it.

That's not losing.  That's paying $40 to have fun.
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2015, 04:57:00 AM »
It's also not winning.  But I've paid forty bucks for worse things and have gotten far less pleasure out of them.
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2015, 06:42:04 AM »
I am actually trying to get a handle on it so I can bet baseball on daily fantasy sports leagues, like FanDuel or Draft Kings.  The gubmint says it is legal because it is a skill, not a bet, so, here I go!

Good luck on that.

Thank you, sir!  I bombed pretty spectacularly last spring and gave up.  Didn't do as badly in football.  Played both with a nut of $50 and ended up with about $10.  Did I lose?  Sure, but, I didn't have to put any more in and I had fun doing it.


Do you play heads up? I looked at their football game and there were hundreds, even thousands, of people in each tournament. Only way I would win it was with blind luck.
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2015, 06:42:46 AM »
Played both with a nut of $50 and ended up with about $10.  Did I lose?  Sure, but, I didn't have to put any more in and I had fun doing it.

That's not losing.  That's paying $40 to have fun.

That's how I look at my trips to the casino, how long does it take me to lose. Sometimes it's cheaper than a movie! :)
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2015, 05:26:13 PM »
Marty, there are several variations you can play.  I only concentrated on the one day fantasy league.  Basically, it's a snapshot of that days performances by the team you pick (using a x $ amount cap to pick your players) compared against everyone else that joined the league for that day.  I finished in the top 2 or 3 thousand once or twice.  Paid like eight bucks or something.  But, the buy in was only a dollar, so, I think I did fairly well.
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2015, 07:04:51 AM »
Marty, there are several variations you can play.  I only concentrated on the one day fantasy league.  Basically, it's a snapshot of that days performances by the team you pick (using a x $ amount cap to pick your players) compared against everyone else that joined the league for that day.  I finished in the top 2 or 3 thousand once or twice.  Paid like eight bucks or something.  But, the buy in was only a dollar, so, I think I did fairly well.
Well good luck. I guess at that price you only need to cash once to pay for the season.
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #39 on: March 10, 2015, 12:40:33 PM »
And Marcus Stroman is out for the year with a torn ACL suffered during a stupid bunt drill.

Blue Jay fans get to stop kidding themselves about having a chance much earlier this year!

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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #40 on: March 10, 2015, 10:05:50 PM »
That blows chunks, man.  I always dig it when the Blue Jays are good.  It's better than the Orioles.
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2015, 07:51:57 AM »
That blows chunks, man.  I always dig it when the Blue Jays are good.  It's better than the Orioles.

Hey now, don't dis da Birds!
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #42 on: March 11, 2015, 05:32:46 PM »
The O's were good when I was growing up.  They were one of the class acts in the AL East.  Hence, as a Yankee fan, I prefer they do less well than my guys ;)  As for the Jays, I always felt bad for Dave Stieb pitching his A$$ off and getting nowhere.  And they sucked for so very long that I was glad to see them finally get good. 
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Re: The 2015 Baseball Thread
« Reply #44 on: March 11, 2015, 07:19:44 PM »
I always thought Junior was a great baseball player.  I felt bad for him when things went south in Cincy.  I heard much later on, from a couple places, that he was a bad dude, but, I never could believe it.  Sounds like I was right :)  Sucks that they're wearing Seahawks jerseys though.
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