Comments on: Bloops: “Computer Games” (The New Yorker) http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10107 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: jess http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10107/comment-page-1#comment-97897 Fri, 04 Mar 2011 16:33:12 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10107#comment-97897 Given all the second guessing of managers for pulling pitchers or sending up pinch hitters in certain situations couldn't you argue that computers already run the game? If managers go with their guts and not the stats (especially in the playoffs) they get reamed if things don't work out. And if they go with the stats then if something good happens (strikeout/homerun/whatever) they don't get any credit as they just did what the statistics told them to.

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By: Random Sports Guy http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10107/comment-page-1#comment-97053 Sun, 27 Feb 2011 13:01:45 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10107#comment-97053 If computers ever start managing and creating rosters within the real life game of baseball then it's safe to say the sport is dead.

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By: Lawrence Azrin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/10107/comment-page-1#comment-96683 Fri, 25 Feb 2011 18:17:22 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=10107#comment-96683 I remember an illustration in my 6th/7th grade math textbook of the latest "state-of-the-art" computer, which filled an entire room. Nowadays, the cheapest laptop would have far more computing power and speed than that Univac-like machine.

On a serious note, how many current MLB managers have mentioned using advanced stats - I know that Manny Acta has referred to them...

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