Prince Albert Pujols, he reigneth

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One key factor is the owners’ increasing use of analytics—sophisticated statistical metrics—to calculate a player’s value to the team and negotiate his salary accordingly. While many players believe that analytics can help improve their on-field performance, others remain skeptical.

“Put a computer on the mound and see if it will throw strikes, or put it at the plate and see if it can hit a fastball,” said future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols in the Los Angeles Angels’ locker room after a Labor Day weekend game.

not sure if he realizes that pitching machines are computerized, or that a computer-controlled bat with motion sensors could probably hit a fastball, if someone bothered to make it. not that is has anything to do with the point he was trying to make

It is my great honor to post on this messageboard! (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:59 (two months ago) link

Pitching machines have no soul

omar little, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:12 (two months ago) link

As a player whose career has essentially disintegrated in parallel with the rise of advanced analytics... I'm empathetic of his criticism of the advances. But then I remember dude is making zillions so then my empathy turns to straight up ROFL.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 17:49 (two months ago) link

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