February 04, 2003

Bill James – "the First 'An...

Bill James – "the First 'Anti-Idiotarian'"! Dr. Manhattan takes a healthy cut at a topic I've given only a few feeble check-swings: How the post-Sept. 11 blogging phenomenon, and its impact on journalism and politics, echoes the effect Bill James had on baseball analysis, and baseball itself, starting around 1980. There is a wonderful article to be written about James' impact just on journalism, and I hope soon to have the opportunity.

Posted by at February 4, 2003 10:39 PM
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Thanks for the link.
Have you read Jane Leavey's book on Koufax yet? She's not quite a sabermetrician, but she's great at fleshing out the myths around him (at times the book reads like an extended version of the "Tracers" Bill James and Rob Neyer used to do).

Posted by: Dr. Manhattan at February 5, 2003 08:37 AM
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February 04, 2003

Bill James – "the First 'An...

Bill James – "the First 'Anti-Idiotarian'"! Dr. Manhattan takes a healthy cut at a topic I've given only a few feeble check-swings: How the post-Sept. 11 blogging phenomenon, and its impact on journalism and politics, echoes the effect Bill James had on baseball analysis, and baseball itself, starting around 1980. There is a wonderful article to be written about James' impact just on journalism, and I hope soon to have the opportunity.

Posted by at February 4, 2003 10:39 PM
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Thanks for the link.
Have you read Jane Leavey's book on Koufax yet? She's not quite a sabermetrician, but she's great at fleshing out the myths around him (at times the book reads like an extended version of the "Tracers" Bill James and Rob Neyer used to do).

Posted by: Dr. Manhattan at February 5, 2003 08:37 AM
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