Daily Notes, Featuring an Important Graph

Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.

1. Important Graph re: the Proximity of Opening Day
2. Two Games to Maybe Watch
3. Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: New York (NL) Radio

Important Graph re: the Proximity of Opening Day
Actual data from a totally real source reveals that the baseball enthusiast’s ability to care for most everything declines considerably as the official start of the season approaches.

To wit:

Two Games to Maybe Watch
If you’re not busy or whatever, maybe consider watching one or both of these games on MLB.TV.

Colorado at Seattle | 16:05 ET
After recently securing the No. 2 spot in the Rockies rotation, famously old left-hander Jamie Moyer is scheduled make what is presumably his final spring appearance today.

New York AL at Miami | 19:10 ET
Right-hander Carlos Zambrano, averaging about a strikeout and a walk per inning this spring (17.2 IP, 18 K, 14 BB) makes his first start at Marlins Ballpark. Reports on Zambrano’s velocity have been encouraging this spring — and he’s scheduled to make the fourth start of the season for the Marlins — but he has nine walks against only two strikeouts in his last two spring starts, too.

Crowdsourcing Broadcasters: New York (NL) Radio
Recently, we released the results of our television broadcaster rankings — itself the product of reader crowdsourcing that started in late November. Now, FanGraphs is asking readers to rate the radio broadcast teams for all 30 major-league clubs (Click here for more on this project.)

Please note that today we’re crowdsourcing the Mets radio broadcast from last season — to help serve as a baseline of sorts for the other 29 broadcast teams. We’ll publish a ballot for Rose and new partner Josh Lewin during the season sometime, to give fans a chance to become acquainted with the latter.

Rate other teams: Washington / Toronto / Texas / Tampa Bay / Seattle / San Francisco / San Diego / St. Louis / Pittsburgh. / Philadelphia / Oakland.





Carson Cistulli has published a book of aphorisms called Spirited Ejaculations of a New Enthusiast.

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badenjr
12 years ago

I’m surprised that the trend is linear. Please show your work.

kris
12 years ago
Reply to  badenjr

I predicted a gaussian function: After the world series and upon the realization that only football, hockey, and basketball are televised, I slip into a depression coma resulting in very important parts of my physical being remaining unwashed.

gonfalon
12 years ago
Reply to  badenjr

It could be an exponential relationship, with one axis transformed to a log scale :shrug: