I love baseball. The actual game really and discussions around it. I'm less into the statistics but they are a usual part of baseball discussions. I'm even less into sabermetrics though I do acknowledge they provide another interesting way to look at the stats of the game and do have merit in potential decision making in the game.
So I was really happy to see this morning's Xconomy post that compared evaluating baseball with the evaluating a drug development pipeline. I thought many of the analogis held up pretty well -- you'll have to read it and decide for yourself. But one thing is correct in my view, we should continue to strive to find the best metrics to look at the success of drug development and open our minds toward doing this and operating in a fashion different than our historic past. It is well pas that time.
Posted by Bruce Lehr Mar 1st 2013.