The opening game of the 2015 Major League Baseball season was played recently as the St. Louis Cardinals faced the Chicago Cubs on a chilly spring evening at Wrigley Field, and this was to be every fans’ first glimpse of the $575 million dollar, 4-year renovation underway at the century-old ballpark.
This is the morning of the day of the opening game between the Detroit Tigers and the San Francisco Giants. The 2012 World Series is about to commence, and the Tigers are looking strong.
For me growing up, my earliest dream was to be a baseball statistician. And I mean that with utmost seriousness. I entertained no goals of becoming a left-handed starting pitcher or the ace reliever for the Tigers, and short stop was always out of the question for a lefty like me. No, there was really no question for a mathematically able yet athletically challenged kid like myself, statistician was the gift of my calling.