ESPN reported that Bobby V said to the seminar that since he has been in Boston he has not been offered one bit of sabermatric advice regarding a player from within the organization. Is this true? Did he actually say that or is this just bad reporting on behalf of ESPN (no surprise if so).
My recollection is that the question was more like "has the front office ever insisted that you do something because of the sabermetric numbers?" and his answer was that no, nothing had ever been forced on him that way. I didn't interpret it at all as his not receiving information. And FWIW, Mark Simon of ESPN told a story of Bobby on the air last year taking off his headset to ask for some sabermetric stats before an on-air discussion.
Also, I've just gotta say... this whole event was awesome. I admit that during the "stats in media" hour I kept thinking "These stats are never really going to make it to mainstream media, because too many folks who supply the $$ for mainstream media just want the simple narrative of winning and losing, good guys and bad guys and beer and chicken." That said, and partially because of that, it was sheer joy to spend two days in the company of folks (at all levels of experience and understanding) who fundamentally got it, who loved the game enough to try to understand it at a ridiculously deep level. And who wanted to benefit the Jimmy Fund. I love you guys.