Originally Posted by asindc
I find it odd ( to say the very least) that you would have to explain that.
This is what the sabrmetrics revolution has done: It has created a generation of basaeball "experts" who look at the game in strictly data-driven terms, without regard for (or, in some cases, basic understanding of) the game's nuance.
I have the utmost respect for the numbers guys who say (and actually believe) that stats are a tool in the toolbox--that they help you see the game in a more three-dimensional-way. But nerds, understand this: When you laugh off things like sacrifice bunts, you sound just as moronic as the guys who think advanced stats are stupid.