Eyeballing the sabermetics game

A numbers-wary editor finally saw for herself what the stats geeks are preaching

Updated: March 6, 2012, 9:28 PM ET
By Janet Simmons | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON, Mass. -- It was the sixth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference featuring an incredible list of speakers, some of the brightest sports minds in the world. People like Bill James, Brian Burke, Jeff Van Gundy, Bill Simmons, Mark Cuban, Scott Boras, Jackie MacMullan and so many more would be sharing their genius on the state of professional sports and how the acceptance of modern analytics has changed everything.

For a sports fan who for 40 years has been relying on her ...

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