Originally Posted by Milw
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.
JEFF: 100 bucks! Hey Al, you know a lot about sports maybe you could win the hundred and buy yourself a newer Dodge.
AL: No chance! Those questions are so obscure that you’d have to have no life whatsoever to get the answer.
TV: "Who played centerfield for the Chicago White Sox in the ’59 world series."
AL: Jim Landis! I know that, Jim Landis!