Hail to the chief / National Pastime Radio

November 7, 2012

Not to get political here, but judging by what’s been coming down the Internet, there’s a lot of connection between presidents and baseball.

For example, The Hall of Very Good published this piece on “The Bond Between Baseball and the Presidency.”

In addition, Nate Silver, of FiveThirtyEight fame, still gets kudos for his baseball work, as per this Grant Brisbee piece on Baseball Nation. His work on PECOTA (Player Empirical Comparison and Optimization Test Algorithm) is prominently featured on Baseball Prospectus and was included in Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong.

Silver is the author of a new book, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail-but Some Don’t, and as such is making the rounds on PBS. Recent guest shots have included Fresh Air and The Leonard Lopate Show:

And don’t forget — Paul Dickson of The Dickson baseball Dictionary and other fine titles about the national pastime, coauthored Baseball: The Presidents’ Game, which could withstand a revision, IMHO.

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