On July 10th, the Science Channel (check local listings) is airing a show about the use of stats to predict future outcomes regarding player evaluations etc. I'm guessing that they are talking about sabermetrics and I think I saw Bill James in the commercial. They mentioned it helped a team go from cursed to first which is a reference to the Red Sox. I know there are people on this board who are heavily involved in this topic so I wanted to let you know of this program. If I remember right it is called Baseball's Secret Code or something very close to that.
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