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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Inside the Mind of Bill – Joe Blogs – Medium

“To me,” Bill writes, “that is just incredible. . .that Anthony Rendon drove in as many runs in ONE game as George Brett ever drove in in a three-game set.”

People often call Bill a numbers guy, a statistician, a baseball geek or whatever. And it has long seemed to me that they miss the point. Bill doesn’t care about numbers. He is uninterested in statistics as a concept or the numbers of other things. He cares about what baseball statistics can open up about the game. He longs to search the numbers to get beyond the platitudes and BS that people say just because it sort of sounds sort of right to them.

Jim Furtado Posted: May 16, 2017 at 10:06 AM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: bill james, george brett

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