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Nate Silver

Nate Silver recently began his 538.com site under the aegis of ESPN. One would hope that he and his minions will produce a lot of smart sports (i.e., baseball) stuff. Obviously a site dedicated to projections and predictions has a lot of math to it. Ugh.But you have to take the “bad” with the good. […]

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Nate Silver can return to more important work.

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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, […]

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Team of the Times?

April 6, 2011 · 0 comments

A while back, The New York Times occasionally published Play, a sports supplement magazine. Sadly, that welcome Sunday extra disappeared, undoubtedly a victim of declining revenues. But the Times hearkened back to those flush days this week in its regular Sunday magazine. The excellent Pat Jordan opines — and not always favorably — on the […]

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* Crossing the line

November 14, 2008 · 0 comments

I love it when baseball slides into areas with which its not normally associated. George Will writing two books on the game, for example, of W. P. Kinsella’s Fantastic Baseball collection of science fiction stories. Here’s another one: Nate SIlver, who is not only one of the producers of Baseball Prospectus but also created fivethirtyeight.com […]

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