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GotowarMissAgnes wrote:The debate is quite pointless. Chemistry may or may not matter. I don't know and neither do any of you.
The only way to determine whether or not chemistry matters is to define it, measure it, and test whether or not it has an impact on team performance.
But, frankly, I haven't seen any who believes in chemistry try to do any such thing.
And that's what separates the stat guys from the chemistry guys.
When the stat guys claim something matters, they make an incredible effort to prove it using valid measures and objective methods.
Meanwhile, the chemicians assert chemostry matters, wave their hands, point to a few anecdotes and cite them as definitive proof, and then claim the stat guys are arrogant for not accepting their claimed authority.
The Jury wrote:I like these 2 views on team chemistry:
It may not really help, but it definitely doesn't hurt
Team chemistry might not win it for you, but lack of it can bite you.
But I also think that team chemistry is a much bigger factor in sports in which players have to work together at all times, such as hockey, basketball, and football. Baseball is sort of a sport in collections of individual talents are put against each other.
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