Fools Rush Inn
More Detours on the Road to Conventional WisdomBook - 2014
In this second collection of recent articles (the first was Solid Fool's Gold), groundbreaking sabermetrician and baseball historian Bill James takes his unique way of looking at the world and applies it to topics as diverse as the major league players who went out on top, whether ground ball pitchers are as good (or as bad) as people think, do hitters like Yasiel Puig have hot hand streaks (they do) and why (that's a different question), and do teams have tough stretches and soft patches in their schedules (they do) and how to mention them. Along the way, James takes several detours to discuss his views on classical music, fiction versus non-fiction, keeping will animals in captivity, conservatives and liberals, and several other things that interest or offend him.
Publisher: Chicago, IL : ACTA Sports, a division of ACTA Publications, ©2014.
Branch Call Number: 796.35764 JAM
Characteristics: 188 p. ; 23 cm.
Alternative Title: More detours on the way to conventional wisdom