Getting Ready for the Post-Season: Numerati Baseball

September 17, 2011

I love baseball, and I defend it stoutly against all those who complain that it’s boring. But anyone who can sit through a Yankees-Red Sox game without a fast-forward button deserves some kind of medal. I sat down last night and watched the first inning and a half, which lasted about an hour. Then I turned away from it for a couple of hours and came back to watch on TiVo. The batters took pitches, fouled them off by the dozen. New pitchers trudged in. For someone who is not passionate about the Yankees or the Red Sox, it was torturous.