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Dodgers' Farhan Zaidi tries to show geeks how to laugh at themselves
Dodgers' Farhan Zaidi tries to show geeks how to laugh at themselves

OK, listen up geeks, all you data-loving, worship-at-the-feet-of-Nate Silver types. I can only perform this public service for so long. At some point you must walk on your own. As some may have noticed, the Twittersphere got all worked up -- or at least the small portion that’s home to sabermetric fans -- when I wondered if the Dodgers front office might be going a tad overboard with the hiring of so many analytic types. This came after Farhan Zaidi, who has a bachelor's from MIT and a doctorate from Cal in economics, was hired from the A’s to become the Dodgers’ new general manager. The Nerd Army was at the gates! So the Dodgers have a news conference to...

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