Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Joe Pos & Bill James riff on: Hype

It's not a typical* Posnanski article, but it's a fun read about players who have come up thru MLB with immense amounts of hype, including the newest hypester, Matt Wieters. A good read all around.

Bill: Still trying to define Hype. There is:
1) The legitimate excitement about a player that builds on his skills and his potential.
2) Hype, which is built not on the player's skills or his potential but on the excitement about them.
* By not typical, I mean no Posterisks, readable in one sitting, only one reference to his latest book project. I keed, I keed!

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