Comments on: Help B-R with Projections: User AQ Ratings are the Final Piece http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500/comment-page-1#comment-103527 Mon, 04 Apr 2011 03:08:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10500#comment-103527 I'm just catching up on this on April 3, but I sort of had an idea of why this got posted on the date on which it was posted.

This is, of course, something that we female fans have been an expert in doing, although I have generally been interested in players based on other things than just their appearance.

Still, I think that the current starting rotation for the Phillies ranks as one of the best looking in baseball history, even though I am old enough to be the mother of any one of them. (This last item could not have been said if Jamie Moyer were among them, though.)

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By: oneblankspace http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500/comment-page-1#comment-103278 Sat, 02 Apr 2011 14:29:36 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10500#comment-103278 Harold Baines always looked like he just woke up, during the pictures from his playing days. Yet he still went on to have a long career and a retired number.

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By: Charles Saeger http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500/comment-page-1#comment-103232 Sat, 02 Apr 2011 03:32:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10500#comment-103232 Ah, I drafted my 5-year-old daughter.

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By: Charles Saeger http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500/comment-page-1#comment-103230 Sat, 02 Apr 2011 03:09:24 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10500#comment-103230 Is this all a way to introduce having pictures for post-1960 players?

In any event, most of us here are going to be awful raters. Speaking as a heterosexual man, I can make a judgment when it's obvious (Barry Bonds vs. Don Mossi). I keep hitting Skip much more often than I do with the Elo Rater. I should drag my wife over here for a few.

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By: BSK http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500/comment-page-1#comment-103211 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 22:12:03 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10500#comment-103211 "It is well known that more attractive people earn more money in many fields, but recent research has shown that this may be not because of bias, but because better looking people perform at a higher level (they have more confidence due to their beauty)."

While I'm sure that bias and confidence both play a role, I've always wondered if attractiveness is connected to overall "fitness". I don't mean physical fitness, but evolutionarily, wouldn't a more attractive person do better? Isn't it likely that they would also have better evolutionary traits, like strength, speed, physical acumen, etc?

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By: Paul Hamann http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500/comment-page-1#comment-103178 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 18:32:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10500#comment-103178 Can't......stop......voting.....

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By: Lou http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500/comment-page-1#comment-103169 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:44:27 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10500#comment-103169 I guess this means there are no BR projections coming?

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By: bluejaysstatsgeek http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500/comment-page-1#comment-103143 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:04:42 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10500#comment-103143 @14 Paul:

On the other hand, it appears that Now Magazine obtained a picture of me upon which they photoshopped the Mayor's head:

http://www.joeydevilla.com/2011/03/31/mayor-griffin-er-ford-issues-remove-and-dispose-order/

So I would anchor the other end of the spectrum.

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By: Steve Lombardi http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500/comment-page-1#comment-103142 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:02:37 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10500#comment-103142 Gotta admit, I bit on this one for a few seconds...and then it hit me. LOL.

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By: Ian http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10500/comment-page-1#comment-103140 Fri, 01 Apr 2011 16:00:28 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10500#comment-103140 Are we going to get the flipside of the Hot 100, i.e. the players deemed least attractive?

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