The Electric Commentary

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Why I Like SABRmetrics

Baseball is a game with deeply held traditions and superstitions. A bunch of smart guys came along and proved most of these ideas to be wrong, or stupid. This information is free, widely available, and easy to comprehend. Despite this fact, many, perhaps most people involved in baseball, and the vast majority of baseball fans hold to the traditions and superstitions.

In real life we have a bunch of deeply held traditions, beliefs, and superstitions. At various times throughout history, and today, smart people have shown these traditions, beliefs, and superstitions to be wrong, or stupid. This information has is free, widely available, and easy to comprehend, yet most people continue to believe in the old, untrue ideas.

I think baseball helps me to understand why that is.

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