Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another Comment About the World Champion San Francisco Giants

Today's contribution is from the Washington Post. It is here. I guess by now we have all read a fair bit of analysis on everything from how Sabean and Bochy are geniuses to how it was all about home-grown talent to how pitching dominated (it did). Bruce Jenkins even managed to get in a shot at Moneyball (clearly demonstrating that he did not read the book or does not understand it. If anything, it was a derivation of the principles in the book that Sabean exploited).

As we bask in the glory of our richly deserved World Championship, I strongly recommend that we all take a deep breath, review in detail Nassim Nicholas Taleb's "Fooled By Randomness," feel the glow of that victory and think carefully before re-signing MVP's because they are.


Brother Bob said...

Isn't it cool that when you win it all, so many good writers do such deep analysis of what happened? It gradually seems more and more important and will eventually be the stuff of nostalgia and legend. Twenty years from now (I should live so long!) we'll be going, "Remember that last pitch Wilson threw to Ryan Howard?"and shit like that.

M.C. O'Connor said...

Did you get your 2010 Official World Series Champion SF Giants Lawn Gnome yet?

Those are the sorts of decisions that need making. The "hot stove" can wait.

Ron said...

We had a Family discussion about the Lawn Gnome last Friday, but did not take the plunge yet. I am a bit skeptical about the picture on the website - it certainly doesn't look like a photo of the genuine article. If more details are made public, we may go ahead & get it. My current dilemma is choosing between the 3 'official' wall clocks.

Brother Bob said...

I'm told that the Sports Illustrated special edition is a "must have."
Any feedback on this?

Anonymous said...

well, i know the Swimsuit Edition is definitely "must have".