Tuesday, April 1, 2008


BaseballMusings commented on the notion that when people call themselves sabermetricians, it leaves them more open to criticism and blind dislike than if they were baseball researches. That may be true, but this story provides a counter-argument.

"My good friend Jim Storer is married to a doctor at Yale Medical School. She was at a reception for new fellows, and the various new doctors are being introduced. The MC notes that one is a sabermetrician, and asks, "Does anyone know what that is?" Linda raises her hand and answers, "Sadly, yes." That great bit of comedy doesn't happen if he's a baseball researcher."

I laughed really hard when I read this. I'm sure there are a lot of similar stories from the spouses of sabermetricians.

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