Baseball scorebooks meet fantasy baseball numbers

By Dave P.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

For those of you who have entered the addictive world of fantasy baseball, you understand that it’s all about the numbers. We learn in little league that numbers are king in our American pastime. Our coaches and parents would keep score for the game on these little scorebooks that always looked like gibberish until our fathers took us to a ball game and kept the box scores on the program.

 

If you’re lucky, you had an accountant parent in the league who would turn your baseball scorebook into a mountain of data that allowed you to compare yourself with the pros. Did you hit 300, what is your ERA, how often do you strike out against lefties. The baseball scorebook was our introduction to the numbers. Fantasy baseball is the ultimate quest to understand them.