Brian Gunn: Today’s DH

Brian Gunn is DHing over at the Baseball Analysts today. It’s a fantastic autobiographical essay. Check it out.

It seems that most of the sabermetric community had some dash of Bill James or Strat-O-Matic as a child that just makes me jealous. I wasn’t so fortunate as to stumble upon sabermetrics until a few years ago. After Doug Drinen introduced me to the world I said, “If I had found Bill James when I was 12, it would have significantly changed my life.” In one sense, I guess this is a good thing, because I’m quite happy with my life. But in terms of understanding the intricacies of baseball, I’ve got a lot of catching up to do.

2 Responses “Brian Gunn: Today’s DH”

  1. nuke says:

    I was the same way unitl my freshman year in college. I loved baseball, but thought that sac bunts were great (no matter the situation) and that walks were stupid. Then my roommate let me read the Abstracts that he brought with him from home.

  2. I agree with you JC. I didn’t really get into Bill James until 2-3 years ago, and I just got into Baseball Prospectus a little over a year ago.

    I feel like I still have alot of catching up to do, but I hope I’m doing a good enough job at Beyond the Boxscore.