Baseball statistics: Spring forward

It was still snowing in the north-eastern United States, but two American rituals of seasonal renewal got underway on March 3rd. The first was the start of games during the month-long spring training period in Florida and Arizona that precedes the baseball season. Invariably, the welcome return of the crack of the bat was accompanied by a torrent of tweets and blogs by statistical analysts of the sport, intended to disabuse gullible fans preemptively of the perilous notion that these contests might contain a single drop of useful information.

 

Curated from www.economist.com

Sports analysis means something in sports such as baseball. This is where data and performance come together which is why it is an area worth following. How long before other sectors follow?

   

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