Thanks for visiting NatsStats. I’m Jay Eward, a recent empty nester looking for a way to spend my newfound free time. After reading dozens of baseball blogs, I found the BeyondTheBoxscore site on Saberizing a Mac. I was an engineer 20 years ago, and thought it would be fun to brush up on my skills. I spent a few weeks installing and learning MySQL, Perl, and PHP, and was ready to go. I modified Joseph Adler’s “Baseball Hacks” spider script, and downloaded every pitch from the 2009 season (over 700,000 pitches for those of you scoring at home). I then converted and loaded all of this information into MySQL’s database.
My hope with this blog is to take all of this data, and talk about it in a non-math format as it applies to the Nats. I know none of my buddies really want to hear about the inverse square root of Babe Ruth’s inseam, and neither do I.
This site has no connection, affiliation or endorsement with the Washington Nationals or MLB. The data spidered from MLB.com is Copyright 2009 MLB Advanced Media, L.P. Additional MLB copyright information can be found at: http://gdx.mlb.com/components/copyright.txt
If you have comments, complaints, or new ideas, feel free to post or leave me a message below.