One of the thing that turns baseball fans off of HEAVY Statisitcal Analysis is that at some point, Mister Pinhead and the Calculator break tthe news to you that one of your all-time favorite players basically sucked.
This creates a LOT of resentment that the Number-Crunching Mister Spock Cocksuckers refuse to own or comprehend - let alone quantify among the rows of numbers.
But on occasion, the opposite happens .... the numbers and deep logrithmic calculations of the statistically inclined reveal that one of your all-time favorite players was one of the ALL TIME GREATS! Say hello to Statistical Hall of Famer Bobby Grich!!!!
Makes you want to high-five every pointy-eared Nimoy you meet in the coming New Year.