Great NYtimes article

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Great NYtimes article

Post by Geezaldinho on Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:16 pm

There's an article in the NYtimes magazine on a different way to look at the value of a player to a team.
The online version is at:
The no-stat all star

It's about the new statistics in sports and the record keeping revolution that started in Baseball a few years ago and has extended to all sports.

The article focuses on Shane Battier, but the article makes you think a bit about how we measure players in all sports.

The key concept for me was that traditional stats measure what's easy to measure, not what's important to measure. A secondary observation is that players will play to the stats rather than to help the team.

Nice read.

Geezaldinho
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