#Hot Corner

Heads I Win, Tails You Lose

From "Whether the Giants or Tigers win, Moneyball loses," by CBSSports.com "Baseball Insider" Danny Knobler:

Two games in, we don't yet have a winner of this World Series, but we already have a loser.

It's not the Tigers (not yet, anyway).

It's Moneyball.

If the Giants continue this fun run they're on, Moneyball loses, because if there's one team in the game that's more old school and less Moneyball than anyone else, it's the Giants.

Unless it's the Tigers.

If the Tigers become the first team since the 1996 Yankees to overcome a two games to none deficit (since then, eight teams have tried but failed), then Moneyball loses, too.

And don't think some defenders of old-school scouting aren't watching and celebrating.

For almost a decade now, ever since the Michael Lewis book that sold plenty of copies and sold plenty of fans on the idea that the A's won games because of a better use of computers ...

In the low-level war between baseball's "new school" and "old school," the old school are the aggressors. Luckily, their weapons aren't too sharp.

Update: Brisbee'd!

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