It’s officially baseball season!

Phillies @ Pirates – 1:05 P.M.

This was a nice game and a great start to the 2009 season for the Pirates.  Shelby Ford hit a 3-run home run in his first MLB outing.  The Pirates threw nine different pitchers in the game.  The “Mad Capper,” Matt Capps struggled in the second inning when he walked the bases loaded on 12 pitches.  Still, he escaped with a scoreless inning.  

I scored this game using FixedIt.  Here is the completed scorecard.  There are a lot of aspects of this program that I really enjoy, but other aspects can be frustrating.  I’ve found that you need to be very careful when entering substitutions, as it is very difficult to undo mistakes.

I plan to experiment with several different scoring methods throughout Spring Training, but I plan to stick with Project Scoresheet once the regular season begins.


2 comments until now

  1. Just wanted to drop a quick note to let you know I’ve enjoyed reading about your importing and use of Retrosheet data. They can be a lot of trouble initially, but they’re worth it. Some of the sample MySQL code you have listed saved me a lot of hassle.

    Enjoy the new season.

    –Steve Smith
    Austin, Texas

  2. Thanks for the feedback!

    I’m glad you’ve found the queries to be helpful.

    Best of luck!

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