I know this is far off topic for a baseball-centric site, but I got a huge kick out of this article which follows the Houston Rockets' Shane Battier and the connection to Bill James' statistical analysis of baseball and how much data has influenced sports. I think you will too:
Particularly interesting is how the seemingly intangible part of Battiers' game is so important. And yet might actually be quantifiable as well.
UPDATE: I didn't realize this had been DLD'd/discussed already, but I'll leave this up as some people are discovering the article through this post. Thanks for adding the hotlink Nico.