Baseball is all about poetry in motion, the cut of the grass, the timelessness of the game, the historic heroes and the manager’s gut.
Sometimes, a manager just has to go with his gut. He knows a pitcher in the bullpen owns the pinch-hitter coming to bat. He knows the wheel play is on and a bunt isn’t the wisest course just now. But baseball, like all professional sports, is about something else, too. Winning. And it turns out one way to increase the chances of doing that is to turn away from the gut and toward the data.
Author: Mike Cassidy