Tag Archives: Sabermetrics

“Moneyball,” Brad Pitt’s Baseball Movie, Has a Vital Back Story
Baseball and Football

“Moneyball,” Brad Pitt’s Baseball Movie, Has a Vital Back Story

“Moneyball,” the book and movie, is a baseball underdog story of poor kids outsmarting wealthy bullies. The back story is an underdog story of nerds beating arrogant jocks.

A Reader-Friendly Introduction to Modern Baseball Statistical Analysis
Baseball and Football

A Reader-Friendly Introduction to Modern Baseball Statistical Analysis

Modern statistical analysis of baseball record, “sabermetrics,” has revolutionanized the game. A team of experts has put together an introduction to sabermetrics for people afraid of numbers.

Leo Durocher Was Wrong: Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last
Baseball and Football

Leo Durocher Was Wrong: Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last

Red Sox manager Terry Francona is a champion, a nice guy who keeps in touch with old friends, and a good husband and father. He gives the players credit when they win, and takes the blame when they lose.

The Red Sox Curse Was Stupid, Racist Management
Baseball and Football

The Red Sox Curse Was Stupid, Racist Management

The Red Sox’ “Curse of the Bambino” was just aNB excuse for losing. The team’s real curse was a stuipid, racist front office.