Originally Posted by Chez
But if you're not going to show up to the ballpark simply because BP predicts a bad season for your team, then I've got no answer.
I don't think anyone has made that claim. People just like the stats stuff because it's an interesting way to mix hobbies like math and sports. I didn't really need PECOTA to tell me on paper, the Sox don't look that great, but even the most ardent sabremetrics guy will tell you that what's printed on paper only matters to the page's edge and that there's a lot of stuff that happens on the field that can't, and maybe shouldn't, be quantified.