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The interesting thing here is how alike the two scenarios are - despite how prevelent statistics are in baseball, they're still not the be all and end all.

There's a quite story from not too long ago involving the LA Dodgers - for the life of me I can't remember the names or the time period, but it will hopefully come to me when I'm more awake (or someone here might refresh my memory). Every day, an expert in sabermetrics (aka baseball stats) would pprepare a huge load of paperwork for the Dodgers manager ahead of that day's game, and every day the manager would say thanks, wait until he had left the room, then chuck it all in the trash.

Tech investors aren't the only peope who value gut feelings over statistics.

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