Originally Posted by TDog
But it is much more meaningful.
Not really. Players' defense contributes to the outcomes of games in ways other than errors at "critical points" of the game.
The Winston Smith analogy was appropriate.
Not really. I don't see how anyone's "rewriting history", especially when in many cases the analytics movement has revived the fame and legacy of players who were revered in their time but "history" had forgotten.
PS: "revisionism" is a valid and valuable contribution to history as a discipline.
plus Fenway and HOF weekend
plus St. Louis and Milwaukee
plus NYC parks and Minnesota
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