Bill James

The Original Nate Silver Also Thinks Pundits Are 'Stupid'
Bill James on “moneyball” in 2014 and backward political thinking
March 31, 2014

In politics, he says, "People who are perceived as learned experts go on television and say stupid shit, and nobody says, 'Boy, that’s really stupid.'"

Freedom From Quant
June 14, 2010

There's a new master narrative for the history of sports. And it goes like this: We have only just begun to emerge from the superstitious dark ages, where coaches clung to folk wisdom, into the enlightened world of data. The Copernicus and Galileo of sports’ scientific revolution are the statistician Bill James and the Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane.

Who's On First
September 01, 2003

How statistics geeks revolutionized baseball.