Thursday, October 11, 2007

"Situational Hitting"

OK - I loved watching Cleveland beat the Yankees and I loved the amazing performance of Cleveland hitters with two out.

But heavens to Betsy - the pre-game broadcasters are calling this "situational hitting"!

I would accept this description if the Cleveland manager had told the team to hit better with two out than with fewer out. That would be "situational hitting".

But if I were the team owner, I would fire that manager.

Much of this is the sort of nonsense wonderfully lampooned in Nassim Taleb's "Fooled by Randomness".

Basically, is foolishness pretending to be wisdom.



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