Sully Baseball Podcast – Using the Average Start as a Cy Young Metric – August 14, 2018


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We know the win loss record is problematic as a metric for pitchers. But so are all the confusing new stats. Why not just use the Average Start as a barometer for the Cy Young vote and base the award on how the pitcher actually performed?

That plus avoiding stupid losses in this episode of Sully Baseball.

While we are at it, enjoy the NEW In Memoriam video.

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Hall of Famer Barry Larkin at Shea Stadium, 1993 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for February 22, 2018

IMG_2449Not often you get a photo of a Hall of Famer in their prime on the field.

Notice I said PHOTO. Not cell phone picture. This blurry pic was taken with a FILM camera at a game between the Reds and the Mets in 1993. I knew Larkin was a damn good player and I got a shot.


This was before he was the 1995 NL MVP. This was before we all knew he was a Hall of Famer.

There was was. Walking around in the pre game and your pal Sully snapped a blurry picture.

Not a pic. A picture.

Mount Davis at Oakland Coliseum, 2015 – Sully Baseball Daily Photo at Noon for January 29, 2018


Look at Mount Davis, the horrible structure in center field of the Oakland Coliseum. It is a monument to Oakland’s odd romance with the Raiders and dismissal of the A’s.

The Coliseum was a nice place to see a ball game, especially when the A’s didn’t have to share it with the Raiders. But when the Raiders came back from LA, they built this horrific eyesore in center field for football seats. It never quite worked for football and was grotesque for baseball.

And did it work? Of course not. The Raiders want to leave for Vegas and the A’s need a new place to play.

I can’t help but wonder if they built a football only facility or told the Raiders to go f— themselves if the A’s would still be playing in a decent park that housed 4 World Series champs and two more pennant winners.

But Oakland always craved to have the Raiders there more than the A’s. It is too bad.