Re: "You can't Neutralize Stupid." an article on Dusty Baker
Originally Posted by RedlegJake
The writer also makes a huge assumption based on anecdotal evidence - the antithesis of sabremetrical analysis. That is - that stupid decisions cost a team far more wins than the two or three that a smart manager can gain. Yet he offers no analysis or studies that back this up - just his gut. The fact is that the huge amount of random variable action in a baseball game may well mask most "stupid" maneuvers. Quite possible an analysis done by numbers would show little real difference. Then again - it might show a significant negative edge. But if you are such a sabre guy - SHOW US THE NUMBERS!
yup --- I kept waiting for his evidence --- but my gut agrees with the opinion - numbers be danged
The older I get - the better I was
and yes - I hate the Cardinals (Reds fan since 1958)