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I picked up a couple of books at the library recently and, lo and behold, found some baseball in ’em. 100 of the Worst Ideas in History, by Michael Smith and Eric Kasum, includes three items on the national pastime in the chapter “Stupidity at a Major League Level.” Each contains the following: “The genius […]

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Bits and pieces, Nov. 9

November 9, 2012

♦  One of my neo-favorites books have been the Freaknomics series. Their blog included this item about the eternal question (well, eternal since 1903, with the occasional break), “Does the best team win the World Series?” By teh way, Freakonomics co-author Stephen J. Dubner contributed an essay about everybody’s favorite comeback kid,  Adam Greenberg, in […]

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From Stephen J. Dubner on The New York Times‘ Freakonomics blog (It’s okay; the original Freakonomics still sits on my bookshelf), this assessment of the decline of Western civilization, as evidenced by the boorish behavior of fans at last night’s interleague game between the Mets and Yankees.

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* 'Freak' me out

June 20, 2008

One of my favorite blogs is Freakonomics by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt on The New York Times‘ Web site. So imagine my glee when I found several baseball-related items, treated with the hosts’ usual thought-provoking and humorous style: Since the beginning of 2008, the columns include: Baseball Writers Are A Rare Breed: […]

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I’ve never been one for the science of economics. Markets, demand, supply, agriculture…all beyond my limited mental capacity. However, I did love Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. It opens a lot or doors for thinking about things that one would not associate with economics (Which is more dangerous: a gun or […]

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