The following was a submission by a fan of the DailySkew. As you read it, I’m sure you’ll realize why we titled this article, “A man from the year 1849 would have no shot of understanding this post.” Try reading it from the point of view of a man from the past:
A few weeks ago, I began the process of creating a .csv file that would contain the rosters of all the World Champion OOTP teams from the last 25 years of simulations that I’ve run. Unfortunately, I made the mistake of not installing the Sean Lahman database at the beginning … I heard that if you do that, all kinds of crazy statistical manipulations are possible, like RC/27, Win Shares, etc.
Anywho, I discovered you had to create FOUR .csv files to have any shot of making it happen. Luckily, I had saved all 25 seasons on my hard drive, so all I had to do was restore each league, export the four .csv files, open each file, copy the championship team data from each file, paste it into the corresponding master .csv file….
Well, after doing this a couple of times, I realized this would take hours of dragging with my mouse. I wished I had the ability to program in python … to create some kind of batch file command to automatically pull the data … I guess the Lahman database would’ve done that? I’m still not sure, after seeing all the steps I’d have to take.
I ended up continuing my league instead. I love managing my three teams, signing free agents, watching the salary cap … to me, OOTP 5 is the best simulation ever. I can’t wait to upgrade to 2007.
I hope you enjoyed that. I recommend trying to read any article from Wired or other techno websites from the perspective of someone from the past, and I’m sure you’ll laugh at how language has morphed into unintelligible babble.
In fact, most articles written today would probably seem unintelligible to a man from 158 years ago.
Heck, they wouldn’t even understand what bloggers mean by the word “Post.”