I love baseball statistics as much as the next person, don't get me wrong. In fact, I blame Bill James, Pete Palmer, and all the rest of their pioneering sabermetric cronies for seriously eroding my social skills during a big chunk of my formative years (sabermetrics, for those of you who might have a life, is the term James coined 25 years ago for the rigorous analysis of baseball statistics). James and his theories--virtually all of which I subscribe to, by the way--have been in the news a good deal of late, what with all the noise being generated... More >>>