You have summed up the Houston series. Absolutely nailed it man.

Now to answer your very good question. My basic definition of a yinzer in Pirates terms and as used in the article, would be a fan that is still in love with Jack Wilson. A loose description of a yinzer is the rich language used in the Burgh such as, “Yinz goin’ dahn to da Pirates game tanight?” A website which does a much better job describing the Pittsburgh language is this one http://www.pittsburghese.com/

]]>Excellent article. They way I understand the new statistical logic for offense (and I may be wrong about this) delaying making outs is of paramount importance, while batting average is not as important as on base percentage. These two statistical categories seem to be correlated.

Though I do not keep stats, it seemed to me that for the Houston series so far, the Buccos have tatooed quite a few balls, but have not gotten as favorable results as the Houston batters. Houston seemed to have slopped some hits and had gotten more runs from them.

The ball does seem to have eyes at times, but this statistic is called “chance” I think.

By the way, I am familiar with the term “sabermetrics”, but what is a “yinzer”? ]]>