Maybe this is beating a dead horse, but at least this has more practical implication to many of your readers than soccer or cricket. Apparently, Obama has a person on his team who applies an almost sabermatical analysis for courting delegates.The general parameters of the story -- a quiet unknown puts his head down and figures out how nominations are really won while the so-called experts ignore the manifest logic of it all -- tracks the Bill James/sabermetrics profile pretty closely, right down to the salt-and-pepper beard and blunt talk. Basically, delegates = runs, and runs are all that matter. James is even given a quick name check in the article.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Pardon the politics for a moment, but reader Howard Horn writes in with a link to a choice story. Howard writes: