Here’s your post for your random baseball-related musings today. Just to start things off, I have a logic problem for you this morning…or, an illogic problem. Whichever.
Alleged sportscaster and blandest talking head, Joe Buck made an observation about the Royals on Twitter. Here’s what he posted:
Now, if #8 hitter, Alex Rios, had a post-season BA of .133 and leadoff man (and ALCS MVP) Alcides Escobar hit .231, can Buck’s statement be true? Sal Perez, the #6 hitter, had the highest post-season BA on the team at .364 and, in addition, only one other player hit over .262 — also in the middle of the order.
Please describe the Buck Principle, as demonstrated here. Is there a Yost Corollary, and, if so, what does it state?
Your constant is PK = .152 (where PK is Pete Kozma).
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