A couple of Bergen guys are sitting pretty this week, thanks to Bloomberg Sports’ appearance on Fast Company magazine’s list of the 10 most innovative companies in sports.
Bo Moon of Fort Lee and Jay B. Lee of Norwood, veritable virtuosos of number-crunching, masterminded Bloomberg’s online data-analysis tools. Their work tracks and analyzes stats in baseball and football, and that caught Fast Company’s attention.
Awarding Bloomberg Sports the eighth spot on the list, which also includes the likes of ESPN and Livestrong, Fast Company writes:
“For crunching the numbers differently. Targeting teams and fans hungry for in-depth statistical analysis, Bloomberg last year launched online tools in baseball and football that capitalize on its expertise in data evaluation and visualization. The company sees a sports team like an investment portfolio: the deeper a user’s understanding of how each component is performing, the more informed his trades are, be they real or fantasy-league. Last year, 28 out of 30 MLB teams used Bloomberg’s software, performing pitch-by-pitch analysis on individual batters – and incorporating the count, pitch type, location and more.”