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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

There are some things in sports you can’t quantify

Picked-up pieces while unpacking from two weeks in Fort Myers . . .

  Information is good. Every sports team can benefit from data. But why do I feel like there are people who want to erase all scouting and experience from sports? The eighth annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference was held at the Hynes Convention Center last week and drew a raft of A-listers from the world of sports. Owners, general managers, and even some ballplayers and ex-ballplayers are knee-deep in the data.

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