The New York Daily News is running a bit for the
upcoming holiday that asks readers the following: "If
you could have one athlete -- living or dead -- over for
Thanksgiving dinner, who would it be? Why?" You have
fewer than 25 words to respond. Looks like fun. Here's
my answer and I'm sure it will be that of many: "Babe
Ruth: just to see how much he can eat."
This will come as no shock to those of you who have
been following the evolution of statistical analysis
over the last 20 years, but the revolution is finally
being televised. Bob Hohler of the Boston Globe
examines the increasing impact of stats on the game of
baseball and the proliferation of information
available to the modern manager to aid him in his
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