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Sabermetrics v. The World: Are Analytics Baseball's Answer?

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Soon after the 2020 World Series, fundamentalist fans were quick to point to baseball’s over-reliance on analytics as one of the reasons the Tampa Bay Rays lost. Baseball has always been on the bleeding edge of sports analytics, but where does the edge end? This panel aims to examine the fine line between when to make managerial decisions on gut feel, versus when to stick to the data. Did the 2020 World Series serve as a catalyst for changes to the game going forward, or will managers shrug off pressure from the media?

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