Month: October 2019

Michael Lewis’s Moneyball changed baseball forever. He described the progress from seat-of-the-pants player selection to a metrics-driven approach. A thoughtful team owner would like to know how much it costs to win a game. More importantly, how much does it cost to win the number of games necessary to make the most amount of money. […]

Twitter has decided to ban political advertising. Facebook has not. Political advertising is a bigger source of revenue for Facebook than Twitter, so this is not surprising. The controversy is about censoring lies in political ads. Facebook does not want to do that, likely because it would have a tough time deciding what was actually […]

The other day I listened to the 538 podcast, a show that injects data and analytics into political coverage. The four participants war gamed different strategies that the Republicans might follow in dealing with the possible impeachment of President Trump. They tended to color inside the lines though they accused each other of not doing […]

The Washington Nationals lost 7 – 1 last night. They lost all three games at home after getting us all excited by winning the first two in Houston.  Now they have to sweep the last two road games to win the World Series. Their hitting has been a major problem because there hasn’t been any, […]