Erie Warrior wrote: Stats are useful. But they've become a religion, and are touted to make definitive statements. To that, I object.
People touting them as religion and definitive aren't using them properly. Read any expert and they're all in the same tone, "due for a regression" not "will definitely regress". "Player A's BABIP of .400 should normalize to the traditional mean of around .300" not "this guy won't get a hit for a month".