Alcohol is *neither* math’s nor logic’s BFF.

I’m curious about the numbers though, what would you say the criteria should be?

Age 24 only? Age 23-25 maybe? If we go with 18 days for the total (for Frankie’s sake) how many “games played”? 17/18 games/days (at least 16 games at catcher)?

And then what? OPS over the initial 18 days vs OPS in the following 18 days? Rolling?

I can probably run *anything* we come up with, but this sure seems like a matter of deciding on how to slice and dice a question …

Good night all.

]]>Randomly, I went back to Joe Mauer’s 24 year old season back in 2007. After losing a full *month* to injury, Mauer came back and played 17 games out of 18 days (June 12 through 29), fully 15 of them at catcher (2 at DH).

I don’t think it’s *that* unusual at *that* age, though I’m certainly willing to look at a statistical analysis of the question and change my mind …