Sunday, February 03, 2013

Baseball vs. Football, Part Umpty Zillion

In baseball, the debate over the American League MVP raged for months. It spawned hundreds of thousands of words of impassioned debate, incorporating mathematics, high dudgeon, low comedy, accusations both wild and astonishing, and a genuine sense that the debate was representative of a larger discussion on the merits of traditional versus advanced statistics and the changing of the guard in the hallowed dugout press box*. In the end, the award went to Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera, sparking a whole new round of discussion afterwards.
In football, they handed the MVP award out yesterday. I think.

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*I know the press box isn't in the dugout. Work with me here, people.
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