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Eric Bergeson: Baseball, Inc. is destroying the romance of the game

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Advanced statistical analysis has changed the game of baseball, and not for the better.

With ruthless determination, computer nerds have proven that statistical probability governs the game of baseball more than anybody ever imagined. “The law of averages,” my Grandpa used to call it.


But Grandpa meant that if Hrbek was 0 for his last 10, the law of averages said he would more than likely get a hit his next time up. The computer nerds go much deeper.

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