I stink at maths. I always have. Mainly because I decided around 14 years old, when it started getting more complicated at school, that I simply didn't understand it. The truth was more that I just didn't want to study maths and completely forgot to make any effort. It was very convenient.
But the truth is that I love baseball because I love statistics. Same reason why I got into poker (like everybody else) some 12 years ago. I wouldn't do the maths in my head (because I'm not that smart), but I did know every probability possible depending on every configuration possible. All I had to do then was calculate pot odds, which is in my ballpark.
As for baseball statistics, I'd never be able to devise any (again, not that smart), but I love looking at all those numbers. I remember looking very closely at box scores in the paper when I first learned about the game. Much more interesting than basketball or football stats.
So when I heard about that book, I knew I needed it right away. And I received it today. I'm psyched. Can't wait to read it !
Oh, let us know what you think when you're finished. As a math teacher and baseball lover that books sounds right up my alley.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to the review of The Numbers Game. I'm currently reading "The Book" linked above.
Looking k's like an interesting readReplyDelete