This blog was started in November of 2008, and is primarily a place for me to post my thoughts. Most of my thoughts just happen to be about baseball, so it would only be natural for this to be a baseball blog. I like to call myself “fluent” in sabermetrics, scouting, and pitching mechanics. I do this because I am not an expert in these fields, but I do feel that I would “keep up” with experts in these fields if ever given the opportunity to converse with them. In other words, put me in a room with a sabermetrician, a scout, and somebody like Tom House, and I wouldn’t be sitting there dumbfounded and clueless. If anyone is wondering, sabermetrics is “the utilization of scientific principles to infer and present various ‘facts’ and theories in baseball” (MGL). It is not the search for the next statistic; it is the search for knowledge. That is a point many misunderstand. See the Intro to Sabermetrics page for an interesting take on this same question.
As far as a description goes, I’d say that this blog will most likely resemble USS Mariner or On Baseball and the Reds, in that it is both a general and team specific blog at the same time. I’ll also try and post things there are not baseball related, from time to time, to keep things fresh. If you have something to say, say it! All comments are welcome. If this is your first time at PMA, you have to comment.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to e-mail me at dcn29(at)cornell(dot)edu.