Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Small Sample? Enough Already With That. The 2017 Cardinals Are Looking Like The 2016 Team

I’m burned out on the overused term “small sample.” A million writers and bloggers out there feel obligated to throw “small sample” into everything they write, as if we think the readers are dumb and can’t understand that 500 plate appearances are a helluva lot more meaningful than 50 plate appearances when we evaluate a hitter’s performance. Look, I’m guilty of doing this too. Of course, when a baseball team has played only eight games, all of their numbers are “small samples.” I’m tired of writing those two words. And tired of reading those two words when others write them.

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