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Friday, July 10, 2009
Changes, they are a comin'

Alan Schwarz on a new bit of technology that's only going to change, well, everything: Analysis of fielding, especially, but other things, too. At this moment it's almost impossible to predict the changes, or the impact of the changes. If you make me guess, though, I'm going to guess this new technology will serve mostly as a run-prevention tool, and that the balance will swing back once again toward the pitchers and the fielders. That's just a guess. A lot of really smart people are going to do a lot of really interesting things, and most of us can only hang on for the ride.