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Sports Analytics and Data Science: Winning the Game with Methods and Models by Thomas W. Miller

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11. Working with Sports Data

Ben: “You know what’s really great about baseball?”

Lindsey: “Hmm?”

Ben: “You can’t fake it. Anything else in life, you don’t have to be great in—business, music, art—I mean, you can get lucky.”

Lindsey: “Really?”

Ben: “Yeah, you can fool everyone for a while, you know. It’s like—not—not baseball. You can either hit a curve ball or you can’t. That’s the way it works, you know?”

Lindsey: “Hmm.”

Ben: “You know, you could have a lucky day, sure, but you can’t have a lucky career. It’s a little like math. It’s orderly. Win or lose, it’s fair. It all adds up. It’s, like, not as confusing or as ambiguous as, uh—”

Lindsey: “Life?”

Ben: “Yeah, it’s, it’s safe.”

—JIMMY FALLON AS BEN, AND DREW BARRYMORE AS LINDSEY IN Fever ...

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