Ian MacKenzie: Can Broadcasters beat their own system, like Billy Beane?

FIRST up, it’s important to say that I’m not a baseball fan, nor am I especially gifted with complex statistical modelling and algorithms, and yet I still very much enjoyed Moneyball; if nothing else, it represented a rare modern cinematic experience: Brad Pitt in a good film.

A film deriving drama from an attempt to beat an established system by using analytical data gathered on players… Yawn, you might think, but surprisingly engaging.

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