Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Introducing Dayn Perry's Spolitical

Introducing Spolitical, the new blog from FoxSports.com/Baseball Prospectus' Dayn Perry. What's Spolitical all about, Dayn?
It’s a blog I’ve devoted to the innumerable ways in which politics informs, influences, and (occasionally) infects the sports world. Sometimes, I’ll make jokes.
Good idea for a blog, actually. There are some political bloggers who touch on sports from time to time, but rather than truly understand and engage sports, they tend to simply overlay their partisan predispositions on them (i.e. "how the Yankees are like Republicans and the Red Sox are like Democrats!"). At the same time, most sports bloggers tend to shy away from politics because they fear controversy or want to keep the tone light or what have you.

Dayn, however, (a) obviously knows what he's talking about when it comes to sports and will thus be able to provide more depth and balance than you usually see; and (b) has a day job writing in sports, so likely feels no need to please everyone in this space. Which is a good thing.

By the way, for those of you keeping score at home, BP can now boast Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight and Spolitical in its bloggy family tree. Up next: Joe Sheehan retrofits Prospectus Today as a campaign ad critique site and Will Carroll forms a 527 group dedicated to getting Dr. James Andrews elected the 44th President of the United States.

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