The Request Lines are Open
Once upon a time before multiple laptops meltified on me, I used to do more than just draw colored circles on the same ol’ XY scatter graphs and gesture at them wildly, claiming to see c;ear shapes and mathematical patterns in the Sabremetic equivalent of a Jackson Pollock painting…
…real, hard-hitting stuff about the inner workings of the game, with solid numbers cranked out from a massive pitch f/x database made up of hundreds of thousands of pitches and spanning years.
Well, it’s finally healthy again (and currently causing trouble over at The Hardball Times). So I ask you, small band of baseball nerds zealots who frequent these parts, what’s on your mind? Want to know if Alex Rios swings at more sinking changeups on the outer third when playing in afternoon games with the wind in his face, just like you always suspected? Always wanted to see a pretty picture of every strikeout pitch thrown by the Doc over the last three years? Whatever, I’m your monkey. Hit me.
Just don’t say B.J. Ryan. I know.