So my dad is a self-described “data guy.” He loves data. He lives for data. He doens’t do a thing without data knowing about it. Just your typical spreadsheet-crazy,┬ácomputer-programming MIT alumnus with a BS in electrical engineering.

Whereas I am your typical Jane Austen-crazy, sentence-crafting Brown alumna with a BA in English literature.

The Yankees' new uniforms?

Yet we both love baseball. And now my dad, via Sportscolumn Blog, has finally sent me some data that I just can’t get enough of.

Cost per win.

Yes, you heard me. This blog publishes stats on how much each team paid, in terms of player payroll, for each win. The Yankees, for instance, spend about two million dollars per win, while the Mets have a couple more wins and got them at just half of that. It’s like the Mets are getting their wins at fifty percent off! They should be walking around with all their wins in stashed in one of those Filene’s Basement “I just got a bargain!” bags.

In short, my love of baseball and my passion for discount shopping have combined into one glorious, seamless whole. I am obsessed! I can’t get enough! Jane Austen, move over!


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