Sunday, April 22, 2012

Fun with Sample Sizes

        Given that the Royals are pathetic at the moment, I don't have too much to say about them.  So, I will write about a general statistical concept:  sample size.

         At the beginning of the season, people tend to pay attention to statistics extra carefully.  People make sweeping general statements ("Hosmer should be sent down to Omaha because he is batting .183!").  However, people need to understand the concept of sample size within the context of baseball.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Introductory Post and the Starting Rotation

          Since this is the first post of this blog, I should lay out some thoughts about the purpose of this blog.  The primary goal of this blog is to write about baseball.  I have been a Royals fan for my entire life, so naturally I will write mostly about the Royals; however, I will probably add in some posts every so often about other teams in baseball or the sport in general.  I am also a fan of the Chiefs and Sporting KC, so I might post about them every once in awhile.