This seems like a bomb dropped in the baseball community: the statistics people and the baseball people working together? To quote Bill Murray in reference to a coming apocalypse, "Dogs and cats sleeping together"? LIt's like George's two worlds colliding on Seinfeld.
But it may be a natural progression as the sport continues to embrace new ideas. Each team tries to get whatever edge it can. James is in a great position but also a highly scrutinized one: if he is not perceived as being helpful to the cause, that may spell the end of the experiment for future statheads.