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  1. Who the fuck is mark Rogers?

    Comment by Don Draper — August 10, 2012 @ 10:15 am

  2. Is there a logical reason why you provided Mark Rogers with such bountiful discretion? Or is it simply that he is a Brewer?

    Comment by Kenny — August 10, 2012 @ 10:18 am

  3. Your illegitimate father. Didn’t you know.

    Comment by Youthful Enthusiast — August 10, 2012 @ 10:21 am

  4. a sad and lonely and sad commenter might say that you should use the Pythagorean distance rather than a straight sum, but I’m pretty happy so I’ll let it slide.

    Comment by wahooo — August 10, 2012 @ 10:21 am

  5. Wow, did not expect Brett Myers to be the answer.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — August 10, 2012 @ 10:36 am

  6. Where’s Zito or Cliff Lee? They both have tremendous lateral and vertical movement on their CB’s

    Comment by Jim — August 10, 2012 @ 10:40 am

  7. A different sad and lonely and sad reader might be inclined to interrupt their sad and lonely Friday morning breakfast to apply the Pythagorean theorem or distance formula, if you will, to the data. With this metric, Kyle Weiland possesses said moving-est curveball (relative to spin-less pitch). Brett Myers, and Mike FIers round out the podium, followed by Adam Wainwright, Evan Scribner, Alex Cobb, Dillon Gee, Yoshinori Tateyama, Justing Germano and Miles Mikolas.

    Comment by Josh — August 10, 2012 @ 10:41 am

  8. Does Manny Machado’s promotion not merit the addition of a single NERD point?

    Comment by Frank — August 10, 2012 @ 10:48 am

  9. 26-year-old wholly unspectacular rookies are all the rage!

    Comment by TKDC — August 10, 2012 @ 10:53 am

  10. He probably won’t be a 10 forever, but he’s got an 81 xFIP- through his first two starts, has struck out 25% of batters (while walking only 4.2%), and has sat with his fastball at just under 95 mph.

    Comment by Carson Cistulli — August 10, 2012 @ 11:11 am

  11. Mark Rogers knows when someones being stupid and Mark Rogers knows you are that

    Comment by M — August 10, 2012 @ 12:25 pm

  12. Why is it everytime that Fangraphs wants to measure the total movement of the pitch they (wrongly) add the horizontal and vertical components of the movement linearly instead of quadratically.

    Comment by crzy_guy — August 10, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

  13. I agree 100% that the Dodgers are bad to watch but Kershaw is fun to watch. It’s miserable being a Dodger fan right now.

    Comment by My echo and bunnymen — August 10, 2012 @ 1:03 pm

  14. Or Clayton Kershaw, thrower of the fabled “Public Enemy #1.”

    For all to see:
    http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=22620905&c_id=mlb
    http://www.metatube.com/en/videos/11056/Kershaw-s-curve-3-9-08/

    Comment by Fletch — August 10, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

  15. I know, being 1 game out of first sucks.

    I enjoy watching stars and scrubs teams. Watching a contender give at-bats to Juan Uribe, Adam Kennedy and James Loney triggers all kinds of fun ponderings.

    Comment by Brazen Reader — August 10, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

  16. Yeah, I cringe everytime Loney is announced.

    Comment by My echo and bunnymen — August 10, 2012 @ 1:57 pm

  17. Amazingly enough, Adam Kennedy is doing fairly well. It’s Loney, Gwynn Jr., Uribe, Treanor, and Rivera especially that is hurting the team.

    Comment by My echo and bunnymen — August 10, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

  18. I should also say that being 1 game out of first is nice, but it’s miserable watching this team “attempt” to hit. Both Ellises are doing well, and Kemp and Ethier are doing well, but the other 5 guys make for depressing television.

    Comment by My echo and bunnymen — August 10, 2012 @ 2:07 pm

  19. I spent the last two nights watching the Astros. They are only technically preferable to a world without baseball. I felt compassion for them, actually.

    Comment by Well-Beered Englishman — August 10, 2012 @ 5:50 pm

  20. Don’t worry, they’ll have much more success in the AL West last year.

    New picture at the link….

    Comment by Brazen Reader — August 10, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

  21. last = next

    Comment by Brazen Reader — August 10, 2012 @ 6:23 pm

  22. Interestingly, I also watch the Orioles, the two worst teams to watch according to NERD. I call shenanigans!

    Comment by My echo and bunnymen — August 10, 2012 @ 11:38 pm

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