November 09, 2010

Ichiro makes history, Jeter makes trouble in leading Gold Glove team: Lots of familiar names.

posted by justgary to baseball at 11:30 PM - 8 comments

I was surprised to see Ichiro was already 37 years old. What an awesome hitter. I did a look vs Pete Rose:

First ten years: Rose 1.25 hits per game; Ichiro 1.41 hits per game.

But Ichiro didn't start MLB until he was 27, so Rose vs Ichiro from 27-37 years of age:

Rose 1.3 hits per game; Ichiro, again, 1.41 hits per game.

Beyond that, Rose got 2 Gold Gloves vs 10 in a row for Ichiro.

All for the same slow market team.

posted by bobfoot at 12:22 AM on November 10

All for the same slow market team.

Is that like the "slow food" movement, where if we stop and take our time, Mariners games become enjoyable?

posted by yerfatma at 07:49 AM on November 10

Maybe MLB should change how it decides what is an error. Is that possible?

posted by bperk at 09:53 AM on November 10

yerfatma - I've heard that the food and the view is better than the team for Mariners home games

posted by kokaku at 09:56 AM on November 10

For years, some fans have viewed the Gold Gloves as mostly a popularity contest, even suggesting that a player's performance at the plate helped draw extra attention to his glove. Jeter's wins have often served as a lightning rod for that debate.

I gotta say, I love that an AP article is calling out the fallacy of Gold Gloves.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 10:44 AM on November 10

"I had people saying all year that the one play won it," Buehrle said.

It might have, but it was one hell of a play.
It's not often that the play of the year happens in the first game of the season.

posted by grum@work at 01:10 PM on November 10

yerfatma - I've heard that the food and the view is better than the team for Mariners home games

I can vouch for that. I've been in the nosebleeds, the outfield bleachers, behind 1st and 3rd and in the suites. Great views all-around. I've had waiter service in the stands and meat from a carving station. Garlic fries are a must.

But to watch the games the past few seasons are something like having a great meal at your wife's parent's house. And having your mother in law take 3+ hours to tell you why you aren't good enough for her little girl.

posted by THX-1138 at 04:15 PM on November 10

I could stand Jeter winning one gold glove. Hell, I could even stomach two - provided one was early in his career, when he was decent as well as being a great hitter, and one late, as a cherry top on his career sundae - but this is just re-fucking-diculous. At best he is mediocre. At best.

The best internet sports handle I've ever seen is Pasta Diving Jeter. Just say it out loud like you were a baseball announcer from Noo Yawk.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 06:37 PM on November 10

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