Comments on: More homers than walks http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: Johnny Twisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307/comment-page-1#comment-10954 Sat, 30 Jan 2010 00:37:56 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4307#comment-10954 The saying is definitely "Nobody walks off the island."

Not to be confused with "Braindead Caribbeans, swinging at slop" http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/08/10/KNBR.TMP

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By: Tomepp http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307/comment-page-1#comment-10936 Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:34:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4307#comment-10936 charityslave : Yours might not be the actual quote, but it suer is more clever that way! I like the double entendre. (Though I seem to remember the quote more like the way DoubleDiamond wrote it.)

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By: charityslave http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307/comment-page-1#comment-10870 Tue, 26 Jan 2010 15:00:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4307#comment-10870 I dub this the "Two True Outcomes" list!

Oh, and DoubleDiamond, I believe the saying is "Nobody walks of the island!"

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By: mccombe35 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307/comment-page-1#comment-10852 Sat, 23 Jan 2010 17:55:46 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4307#comment-10852 Olivo has 96 career HRs & 98 career BBs

2004 was the last time he had more BBs than HRs in a season.

& I think the saying in the Dominican Republic is "You don't walk off the island"

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By: Andy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307/comment-page-1#comment-10849 Sat, 23 Jan 2010 15:16:41 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4307#comment-10849 DoubleDiamond, I have not heard that phrase regarding Latino players, but it made me wonder. In the 1980s, I guess it might have been possible to see such trends with native Latino players since most of them were developed in their home countries and trends in teaching baseball and player development might have been different. However I'd have a hard time imagining that the same is true today, the way information travels so much more easily to all places.

Interesting point.

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By: stan cook http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307/comment-page-1#comment-10848 Sat, 23 Jan 2010 02:10:48 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4307#comment-10848 Also an extreme home road split

OBA of about 288 and SA about 480 on the road as I recall

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By: Pageup http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307/comment-page-1#comment-10847 Sat, 23 Jan 2010 01:54:16 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4307#comment-10847 as for the rbi per game thing, Sosa had 597 over a 4 year span (637 games though) which is obviously a large number that probably hasn't been matched in a while

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By: Pageup http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307/comment-page-1#comment-10845 Sat, 23 Jan 2010 01:47:54 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4307#comment-10845 yeah, I did mean walks, he had a few more strikeouts than that...

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By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307/comment-page-1#comment-10844 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 23:54:06 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4307#comment-10844 The first thing I noticed was a disproportionate number of players with Hispanic names on this list. I've heard a phrase that goes something like, "You don't get off the island by not swinging," in connection with at least one Dominican Republic native (don't remember which one, though). (Well, there's at least one Mexican and at least one Venezuelan on the list, and those countries aren't islands, unless you count the Americas continents as one big island, but the same concept may hold in these places.)

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By: JohnnyTwisto http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/4307/comment-page-1#comment-10843 Fri, 22 Jan 2010 23:50:47 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=4307#comment-10843 Well, Dawson never walked much. But it is true that his BB-rate was even lower in '87 than in the surrounding seasons, so perhaps there is something to your theory.

Hitting may have been the Cubs' strength, relatively speaking, but they were still only 8th (of 12 teams) in scoring that season.

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