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Sportswriters and numbers: An oil-and-vinegar reprise

TweetI concluded yesterday’s post with an observation that old media and new media seem hopelessly divided on the subject of steroids in sports.
The same could be said, to some degree, about the subject of analytics, especially in baseball. While a number of high-profile sports journalists (Joe Posnanski, Bill Simmons) immediately come to mind as those [...]

Breaking bad, baseball writing category, 2012

TweetRob Neyer solicited reader nominations for the worst baseball writing of 2012 and, unsurprisingly, Mitch Albom’s name came up about his anti-statistical diatribe on Miguel Cabrera and the MVP.
Unlike a certain column in the past, Albom wasn’t making anything up in claiming “the eyes have it.” But it was fanciful in another way, popping off [...]