scandal: albert pujols' wife diedre says cardinals fans truly are "best in baseball", it's like they never left, and that the HR ranked as the greatest moment in his career.
― i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 June 2019 20:47 (five months ago) link
he passed pete rose for 8th place all time in total bases with that HR
― i will never make a typo ever again (Karl Malone), Saturday, 22 June 2019 21:18 (five months ago) link
just a little guy named steve sax up next on that list
jk, next up is babe ruth
2019 is almost in the books.
wrC+ 98, .249/.310/.449, -0.1 fWAR.
since the start of the 2015 season, he's been worth +0.1 fWAR overall, with his 1.6 WAR 2015 season balanced out by his -2.0 2017, and near-zero value for the other 3 years.
only 2 years and $59M left on his contract.
― Sally Jessy (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 15:50 (two months ago) link
Prince Albert Pujols, he collecteth.
― clemenza, Thursday, 19 September 2019 13:54 (two months ago) link
One key factor is the owners’ increasing use of analytics—sophisticated statistical metrics—to calculate a player’s value to the team and negotiate his salary accordingly. While many players believe that analytics can help improve their on-field performance, others remain skeptical.
“Put a computer on the mound and see if it will throw strikes, or put it at the plate and see if it can hit a fastball,” said future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols in the Los Angeles Angels’ locker room after a Labor Day weekend game.
not sure if he realizes that pitching machines are computerized, or that a computer-controlled bat with motion sensors could probably hit a fastball, if someone bothered to make it. not that is has anything to do with the point he was trying to make
― It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:59 (one month ago) link
Pitching machines have no soul
― omar little, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:12 (one month ago) link
As a player whose career has essentially disintegrated in parallel with the rise of advanced analytics... I'm empathetic of his criticism of the advances. But then I remember dude is making zillions so then my empathy turns to straight up ROFL.
― Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:49 (one month ago) link