Thursday, July 11, 2019

Newsletter Excerpt, July 11, 2019 -- "Experimentation"

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"There is enormous value in having a space for ideas, from the long overdue to ones borrowed from Calvinball, to be tried. Maybe none of this ever gets out of Somerset and York and Lancaster, but we’ll have given the ideas a chance, and we’ll have gathered information, and we’ll be able to offer informed opinions. These ideas are so far away from showing up in a Yankees/Red Sox game that the panic over them is wholly misplaced. What’s important is that we’ll be able to see them, see their effects on the game, and over time, pick and choose what actually works from all of the changes."