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  1. Regression fail. You don’t want Alvarez’s BABIP to “regress.” Use a different word. Don’t try to force it.

    Comment by lester bangs — June 17, 2012 @ 10:09 am

  2. My good man, I think you are arguing semantics. Regression is not always negative. It is associated with negatives quite often, but in this case, as far as I know, the word usage is acceptable.

    Of course, if you have an English degree, I shall concede and edit.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 17, 2012 @ 10:36 am

  3. He ought to have a degree in statistics, too. Regression to the mean (e.g. career BABIP) goes both ways.

    Comment by Jay29 — June 17, 2012 @ 10:38 am

  4. Perhaps lester bangs idiocies will regress to the mean by end of season.

    Comment by But — June 17, 2012 @ 10:54 am

  5. I can’t help but link to this after your second sentence Jay29. (I don’t think Family Guy is that great, but this clip is grand)

    Comment by David Wiers — June 17, 2012 @ 10:56 am

  6. More Romilar please, Lester.

    Comment by BartoloFink — June 17, 2012 @ 11:49 am

  7. Would you take Walker for Dexter Fowler at the utility spot (12 team league H2H)

    Comment by D.A. — June 17, 2012 @ 12:11 pm

  8. You’re probably getting more playing time out of Walker, so in a standard 5×5 yeah, I’d take him. If it’s an OBP league then I’ll take Fowler though.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 17, 2012 @ 12:31 pm

  9. I think you’re underrating Family guy. Scores very well on xESO, which is expected esoteric humor.

    Regression can be in either direction, but the standard definition sides with a moving back. But yes, it is semantics.

    Happy Father’s Day, everyone.

    Comment by lester bangs — June 17, 2012 @ 3:08 pm

  10. And nice call on Alvarez.

    Comment by lester bangs — June 17, 2012 @ 3:09 pm

  11. Even a blind squirrel! I hope you snapped him up yesterday. I wish I could have. /Shakes fist at having so many weekly leagues.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 17, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

  12. I’m a Futurama fan myself. And ARcher. Those are the best cartoons on TV right now.

    Then again, I’m also a Brony. So take whatever cartoon suggestions I make with a grain of salt.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 17, 2012 @ 3:24 pm

  13. anyone else here think this lester bangs is a douche?

    Comment by andye — June 18, 2012 @ 3:15 am

  14. +1

    Comment by t-rags — June 18, 2012 @ 7:15 am

  15. Come on guys. This is FanGraphs (well, RotoGraphs to be specific). We don’t need to resort to name calling and finger pointing.

    This isn’t Yahoo! Answers. We’re all friends here. Leave the snark at the door. Unless it’s self-deprecating. Then by all means, please share.

    Comment by David Wiers — June 18, 2012 @ 9:31 am

  16. Blind squirrel nailed Scherzer as well. Wish I hadn’t benched him!

    Comment by Dingbat — June 18, 2012 @ 11:55 am

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