Last night we went to a Birmingham Barons baseball game with our church small group. It was $.25 Hot Dog night, and the perfect example of “You get what you pay for” (I had three).
In addition to a rousing AA baseball game (the Barons lost 1-6), we also noticed a number of “old timers” in front of us scribbling down minor league stats in spiral notebooks. Having finished about 80% of Moneyball (I’ll finish it by July!) I assumed these sabermetrics were scouts (looking for the next Jeremy Brown???). Various members of the Baron’s staff came over throughout the game to discuss players, the MLB Draft (started last night), and one of the old guy’s sweet baseball card shirt!