FG on Fox: Going Deep With Sam Fuld

Sam Fuld is not your typical outfielder, maybe. There’s an active brain at work out there. Often it wonders what the numbers say about this beautiful game.

Fuld’s history sounds like the backstory for a baseball analyst. He carried around a book of baseball stats when he was five. He went to Phillips Exeter, one of the best prep schools in the country. He has a degree in economics from Stanford. He read Moneyball and was inspired to complete an internship at STATS Inc.

Sam Fuld once said “The beauty of numbers is that our minds don’t necessarily capture the whole picture accurately. Our emotions remember certain things for whatever reason, and there are certain things you don’t remember…. that’s the beauty of numbers. It’s fact. There’s no way around it.”

So, before a game against his old team — the also openly nerdy Tampa Bay Rays — I thought I’d ask him what he was thinking about out there when the games got long.

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With a phone full of pictures of pitchers' fingers, strange beers, and his two toddler sons, Eno Sarris can be found at the ballpark or a brewery most days. Read him here, writing about the A's or Giants at The Athletic, or about beer at October. Follow him on Twitter @enosarris if you can handle the sandwiches and inanity.

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Great article!

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