Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MLB Network 'Geek-Ology' Takes Center Stage

The "WAR" is over (pun intended). The Uber-Stat-Geeks have won. Tonight, MLB Network will debut its new "Statcast", which will annoyingly display things like: the speed of the ball off Bryce Harper's bat and "how much ground Jason Heyward can cover in the outfield". Sometimes more information can be less. It reminds us of the comment made by Henry David Thoreau on the invention of the telegraph: "We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate." Indeed, Hank Dave.