Last year, Author Alan Hirsch was kind enough to answer and respond to questions and criticisms of his book, The Beauty of Short Hops: How Chance and Circumstance Confound the Moneyball Approach to Baseball. Alan co-wrote The Beauty of Short Hops with his brother, Sheldon Hirsch.
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The reason sabermetrics (as generally defined) exist is because there are people out there who want to take this scientific approach to understanding baseball. They do not simply blindly trust what they think they’ve observed or what someone who seems knowledgeable tells them. Sabermetrics is essentially about finding the answers regarding baseball knowledge for yourself and not relying on what seems right or what tradition tells us.