Re: Baseball statistics: history or property?
I'm surprised this is still not a settled issue in baseball. The NBA and various stat companies fought about this in court several years ago, although the argument there was over real-time stats. While I'm generally of the stats-as-history mind, real-time is a different matter, as that can amount to a de facto broadcast (and undercut the ability of the teams/leagues to sell broadcast rights). But trying to preserve those rights in perpetuity, as baseball seems to be trying to do, is too far in the other direction.
Not all who wander are lost