About

Reading Into the Numbers is a blog primarily dedicated to the objective analysis of sports – now mostly basketball and football.* Its author, yours truly, teaches math and statistics at PSU and UofP, and he enjoys playing most sports even more than writing about them.

Once able to perform such tasks as making left-handed lay-ins, shooting from beyond 15 feet and jumping over quarters stacked inches high, his 25-year-old body is now left at the mercy of the kids in local gyms.

*I have taken my Mariners writing over to NASORB, a Seattle sports blog, and I now write and talk about football-soccer at American Soccer Analysis. Check it out!

2 Responses to About

  1. Dave Fackrell says:

    I enjoyed the articles. As a fan of baseball and almost as muc well maybe even more I love the fantasy side of baseball. Baseball is great for stats.

    If baseball shows us over and over and over are patterns.. I don;t spend much time anymore going to deep into stats – if you had looked at Cal ripken or Eddie Murray;s stats as minor league players you might have shied away.

    Now I have used a non scientific method for years- only draft players who name you can spell, for the most part avoid last names starting with a vowel-Sorry Henry..q’s and Z’s the same, long names unless you can shorten it to Yaz are also forbidden.

    One last comment stealing third…that is what makes baseball fun, if he makes it or an error occurs you have to force things soemtimes…unless your name is Weaver 🙂

    • uoduckfan33 says:

      Haha…so no Rzepczynski, huh? And a note on stealing third, I get where you’re coming from. I never played baseball past 8th grade, but I think this is a good basketball analogy. I’m sure that when I pull up from 25 feet out, my percentage is much worse than when I’m right on the three point line. So why ever shoot from deep? Because it’s fun to hit one in a guy’s face from 25. It’s satisfying. So I get it. I just try to see the economic side of sports, too.

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