Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Baseball 101: How to Score a Game (Introduction)

Greetings class. It's been a while since our last session. Get your pencils and scorecards ready because our next lesson will be divided into multiple sessions. This time we will learn how to score a live baseball game. Scoring baseball is simple and a fun way to learn the game. There are as many unique ways to score a game as there are fans. For the sake of this lesson, I will demonstrate my method. *Don't fret, you won't need to buy a ticket and attend a game. You can just as easily score a baseball game from your couch. Please note: if nature calls while you're at the park scoring a game, make sure someone can fill in while you step away. If you're scoring at home, take advantage of a DVR that can rewind and fast-forward live television.

Does anyone have any questions before we proceed? Good. Let's begin.

For this lesson we'll be using a real game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Milwaukee Brewers played on Sunday, May 5, 2013. Rather than unload a locker room full of data all at once, we'll start off with the basics. This chart will suffice for an introduction.

To be continued....

* Extra credit will be awarded if you attend a game and share your notes. Extra-extra credit will awarded if you invite me to join you. I'll buy you a beer if you do.

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