Trivial ramblings and useless commentaries on vintage and modern Cincinnati Reds baseball cards from my personal collection.
I keep score the old fashion way too for my son's Pony Baseball team. The other 2 dads who keep score use the Game Changer app. The app is very cool but nothing like putting pencil to paper and keeping score.
Agreed. You let all the kids know what their BABIP and fWAR are and how to improve their OPS+ with plate discipline?
One of my fondest memories of my Grandfather was him teaching me how to score a game. I don't do it much anymore, but I'm sure it is like riding a bike.
I still score and I'm 51. Does that make me an old dude? I like to use the scorebook that Big 5 Sporting Goods (used to?) put out. I bought a stack of them years ago and think I'm down to my last one.
I used to try to keep score, but I'd lose my patience/interest in paying attention to scoring and just watch the game most of the time -- somewhere around the third or fourth inning, usually.
I've enjoyed keeping score at live games, especially minor league games that I attend by myself. The Game Changer app is great if you're a coach, but nothing beats a score card, pencil, bag of peanuts, and some overpriced beer at the game.
Haven't scored an MLB game in years. Coached my two boys in Little League for 15 years. Scored every game the old fashioned way.
I do from time to time. My mom really likes to.
I love to keep score, although I may be a borderline "old dude". I find it keeps me more focused on the game, and I go to a fair number of minor league games so it's fun to go back and look for guys "from before they were".One thing I find interesting... It used to be common for people around me to ask me things like "What did this guy do the last time up?" or "How many strikeouts does this pitcher have?" That doesn't really happen anymore, I wonder why...
Awesome to be amongst such nerds. I love it.