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Monday, January 23, 2006

Didn't get his job based on his math skills

Some baseball fans mock sportswriters for refusing to use new statistical measurements, such as OPS, to evaluate players. In his column today, Bill Madden demonstrates that even basic math is beyond his level.
Who knows? Maybe McGwire's presence on the ballot will prompt those remaining 10% holdout writers to vote for Jim Rice, who may have hit 201 fewer homers than Big Mac but had 826 more hits and a 35-point higher batting average - and did it all legitimately.
If there were only 10% of writers not voting for Rice then he would already be elected since a player only needs to be listed on 75% of the ballots. 100% minus 10% equals 90%.


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