By Christopher B. Daly
Could it be that “the beautiful game” is going to under the sabermetric treatment that now shapes Major League Baseball?
Well, according to a story in the NYTimes, a new book called The Numbers Game could do just that.
Fun fact: in U.S. Major League Soccer, so far this season, there have been 1,894 corner kicks. Guess how many turned into goals? Just 45, which is a measly 2.3%.
So why all the fuss about corners? Because it’s always been that way, that’s why!