Just because the White Sox have never had a .538 W-L% season…is no reason to hold that against them.
This year they’ve predicted the White Sox to win 77 games. This should be great news for White Sox fans because Baseball Prospectus has consistently predicted the Sox to be worse than they eventually end up.
...What is it about the White Sox’s rosters and farm system that Baseball Prospectus doesn’t like?
To answer that question, I decided to do research on who writes these inaccuracies year after year. What I found shocked and disturbed me.
It’s Nate Silver.
My whole world of reality collapsed at that moment.
How could it be the guy I religiously read for pinpoint accuracy in politics? How could it be that Silver is an accuracy genius in politics, but yet when it comes to the White Sox he transforms into the accuracy of a Republican pollster?
After composing myself, I discovered a possible reason. Silver lived in Chicago for many years near Wrigleyville and is rumored to be a Cubs fan.
Maybe being a Cubs fan is a weighted bias even Silver’s methodology can’t overcome.
Posted: February 18, 2013 at 08:10 AM | 25 comment(s)
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