A modest proposal to save baseball

We have so much accumulated data with regard to batters’ and pitchers’ tendencies, along with park factors and other niceties, that we can safely predict the outcome of most at-bats anyway. Why do we need to see what we already know? To the extent that an at-bat comes out contrary to expectations, we know that that at-bat was flawed in many ways so, really, we were worse off for having seen it in the first place.

World – New York Daily News

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