You Are the Scorer You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries by Joe Gray November 6, 2009 written by Joe Gray November 6, 2009 The weekly You Are the Scorer post will be used as a thread for scoring queries for the rest of the year, so please leave a reply below if you have a question or comment. To hunt through the first 50 You Are the Scorer questions, click here. Keeping score 4 comments 0 FacebookTwitterPinterestEmail Joe Gray Joe is the founder of Project COBB. previous post New York Yankees win the 2009 World Series next post MLB 2009 season review – AL East You may also like You Are the Scorer: Another query with a... October 12, 2010 You Are the Scorer: Reader query (with a... April 6, 2010 You Are the Scorer: A forum for baseball... January 1, 2010 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries December 25, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries December 18, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries December 11, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries December 4, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries November 27, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries November 20, 2009 You Are the Scorer: Thread for queries November 13, 2009 4 comments Matthew Crawshaw November 6, 2009 - 1:02 pm Hi scorers, Do you any of you use any PC applications to collate team stats? I used “stat champ” this season but it isn’t without its faults, as it relies on recreating the scoring sheet ‘on-screen’ before generating the figures. Unfortunately the last thing I wanted to do after scoring a lengthy double header was to go back home on the PC and effectively re-score both games again for a couple of hours! I am aware that there are some decent apps available for the iPhone, but alas buying such a gadget would be a luxury too far at current prices. It would be great to hear about any other apps/spreadsheets/systems that are adopted elsewhere. Reply Joe Gray November 9, 2009 - 4:06 pm Hi Matt C, Apologies for the delay. I enjoyed a computer-free weekend for once, and I can thoroughly recommend it. It’s a very pertinent question that you pose, as there has been some talk recently of a possible scheme to help clubs get hold of PDAs and software to score on (and then centrally collate stats). This is early days, and nothing is set in stone, but I thought I’d mention it as if the scheme does get the go-ahead then it might mean your financial obstacle is nicely navigated. If you want some thoughts on one particular system – the one Herts use – then see Matt’s excellent article here. I collate stats for the National Baseball League using Excel. Far from ideal, I know, but I don’t need to worry about bugs too much (it’s the least glitchy application from the Office suite). I’d be very happy to share the spreadsheet I use with you. It’s pretty straightforward if you’re just doing batting and pitching stats. Let me know if you’re interested. Finally, have you had a go at using the BBF site to upload game-by-game stats? It would then be collated and publicly available. Cheers, Joe Reply Matthew Crawshaw November 13, 2009 - 1:19 pm “Fixed It” does look interesting, however the logistics of using real time software without a PDA (ie a laptop) would be quite limited owing to the risk of in game rain damage and restricted battery life (especially during those double headers!) I’ve since had a look at coachstat, which Northwich Baseball have been using, however it doesn’t appear to offer anymore than Statchamp, which we have already paid for and are familiar with. I had been thinking of abandoning Statchamp in favour of an excel solution as although SC does produce nice output reports that can quickly be intergrated into our website, the manual entering of data is quite slow. Furthermore if we do go with 2 teams next year, we’re going to need a faster solution in order to get through twice the amount of stats! Would you mind sending me the excel doc that you use? Kind regards, Matt Reply Joe Gray November 13, 2009 - 1:32 pm No problem – I’ll send something through. Joe Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.