Comments on: Peeking inside the narrative http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2012/10/09/peeking-inside-the-narrative/ Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:48:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 By: John http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2012/10/09/peeking-inside-the-narrative/comment-page-1/#comment-37497 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:40:18 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=31237#comment-37497 I always wondered who said that first. Now off to google.

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By: Moskva81 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2012/10/09/peeking-inside-the-narrative/comment-page-1/#comment-37492 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 19:30:28 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=31237#comment-37492 Seems like there are three possible narratives afloat in Yankee world:

1) A-rod is a choke artist and greatly contributes to our chances of losing each night he takes the field. He should hit in these situations and he doesn't. And there is plenty of playoff data to prove it.

2) The Orioles (or Tigers, or any other opponent) have played well, thus it's about being outplayed, not underplaying (this post represents this argument).

3) No-narrative narrative. Sabermaticians argue it's too small a sample size to make any judgements about A-rod's or other players' performances yet. And as mentioned above, you can't link playoff performances from prior years since the circumstances are different. Therefore, no conclusions about choking can be made now, if ever.

With regard to narrative one, I'd simply say the desire to blame one player for loses like last night is not an act of rationality – it's an act of frustration. And our highest paid, most unlikable superstar is a great lightening rod for this frustration. As long as we keep losing games like last night this blame game is going to continue. Though I admit its a bit skewed, since their is plenty of blame to go around – I hardly feel bad for the guy (a-rod) – if you want to hit in the heart of order and take that kind of paycheck, it's pretty much part of the job description to get hits in the playoffs and take the heat when you don't (fairly or not). We all pay a lot of money for cable, tickets and yankees gear each year and we invest a lot of time in the team. We all want a winner on the field.

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By: Assimilate http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2012/10/09/peeking-inside-the-narrative/comment-page-1/#comment-37473 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:58:19 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=31237#comment-37473 I just think it's fair that everyone get criticism.

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By: jay_robertson http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2012/10/09/peeking-inside-the-narrative/comment-page-1/#comment-37467 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:09:02 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=31237#comment-37467 I guess I don't care as much because I'm assuming (hoping, praying) that Granderson is out of here soon. I like his home runs, but I don't watch the Yankees to see Curtis come to the plate.

At least, not this year.

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By: williamjtasker http://itsaboutthemoney.net/archives/2012/10/09/peeking-inside-the-narrative/comment-page-1/#comment-37462 Tue, 09 Oct 2012 15:32:04 +0000 http://itsaboutthemoney.net/?p=31237#comment-37462 Valid point.

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