Re: Why no laptops in the dugout?
They already have tons of data in the dugout, it's just not in a computer form.
Ever see LaRussa and Duncan with all their three ring binders of scouting and statistical material they have in the dugout?
Raw data, advance scouting reports, statistical analysis..... it's all right there at their fingertips the old fashioned way, on paper.
I have a lot of doubts that they'll ever be able to do "what if" analysis or calculate the odds of a particular move in real time on the field. They still have to do their own interpretation of the data they have and use it accordingly.
One of the catch phrases of the Earl Weaver dugout was "book him". It referred to using splits or stats to make decisions, and the Earl was one of the first to heavily rely on splits and matchups.
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