Welcome to our blog, The Empty Lot, and thanks for checking us out. We write about sports, with some other topics mixed in from time to time, and most posts will be grounded in some sort of statistical analysis.
Here’s the story behind the name. Growing up, there was an empty lot adjacent to our backyard, which basically gave us an entire baseball field right outside our door. We played out there almost every day, until we started hitting the ball over the highway on the other side of the lot. For me, it was where my lifelong obsession with baseball and statistics was cultivated. I filled notebooks tracking the fake stats accrued by fake players in games played in the backyard with friends and family. So now this site will serve a similar purpose, providing a digital empty lot for us to play around with numbers, sports, and whatever else piques our curiosity.
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