Using Analytics To Predict Sports Outcomes

Less than a month ago John Henry stated that the Red Sox relied too much on analytics in the their organization and that they will be balancing it out in different areas.  After the success of the Oakland Athletics and the 2003 book “Moneyball” written by Michael Lewis, it seemed as if every sports team started an analytics division.  It didn’t matter the sport…baseball, basketball or even soccer.  Whether it…

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“NOTHING Is More Important Than The Integrity Of The Game”

So said Commissioner Bud Selig at his press conference today in NYC… With that statement, Bud Selig confirmed the rumors that have been circulating all week… he announced that Major League Baseball is initiating a formal investigation into allegations that The National Pasttime has been infected with the disease of illegal performance-enhancing supplements for—at least—the last decade. Years of speculation regarding the use of steroids and other illegal performance-enhancers (ie,…

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Red Sox Offense Red Hot

It all started on Wednesday when they grounded the Indians 14-2, who had been scorching recently and it was thanks to the big game Carl Crawford put up finally.  In the first 6 innings of the game he went 4 for 4 putting up 2 doubles, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s.  He may even have had a bigger game but was pulled.  This is was a relief to everyone since…

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