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I watched “Moneyball” last night, a movie about the little guys, the Oakland A’s, not just overcoming the odds, but turning them into an advantage. I’ve heard debates about what “Moneyball” is really about — exploiting market inefficiencies, the importance … Continue reading
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A sea of orange fans cheered on the world champion Giants, shouting hopes even as they faded in the season’s waning days. Crowds of boats floated in the bay, awaiting splash hits that would never come. Bubbles floated through the … Continue reading
“The Joy of Keeping Score” by Paul Dickson is the authoritative work on baseball scorekeeping and its history. It explains how to keep score, the fan’s role in the game and the quirks of baseball’s rules through the years. Filled … Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I finished a marvelous book on memory, “Moonwalking with Einstein,” by Joshua Foer. He spends some time in the opening chapters talking about how much we forget. It’s staggering, when you think about it. What were … Continue reading
We’re a little late pointing it out, but there’s a nice piece over at Bleacher Report arguing for keeping alive the tradition of baseball scorekeeping. Our position on this is absolute, as you know. (And as you probably agree, if … Continue reading
In Public Square, we talk to devoted scorekeepers about how they got started, the details of their technique, and why they love the art of keeping score. Got an idea for someone we should interview? E-mail us! The scorecards posted … Continue reading
We know Brian Wilson of the Giants is a slave to fashion. We know he thinks deep thoughts about garden gnomes. But what does he do with all those lonely hours in the bullpen? He keeps a scorebook! USA Today … Continue reading
If you’re an obsessive scorekeeper — is there any other kind? — you’re going to love this one. Let’s say you’re a baseball writer or broadcaster, lucky enough to see all 162 games for a team, plus spring training and … Continue reading
An anonymous official scorekeeper carefully tallies the events and statistics of every Major League game, from hits and errors to triple plays and sacrifices. When that work is already being done by a professional, what’s the point of fans’ scorecards? … Continue reading