Friday, October 29, 2004

Getting a Little Closer

The race is getting a little closer, this according to the Iowa Electronic Markets' 2004 US Presidential Election Winner Takes All Market.

My guess: election day will be more exciting than all four Red Sox-Cardinals games combined.

Thursday, October 28, 2004

Bizarre Coincidence

Since the Redskins became the Redskins in 1933, the result of the team's final home game before the presidential election has correctly predicted the White House winner. If the Redskins win, the incumbent party wins. If they lose, the incumbent party is ousted.
Yahoo! News - Redskins May Predict Presidential Winner

Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Over... well, almost

Three outs to go. There's no way the Sox lose this series.

By the way, someone should let the Cardinals know that the World Series is going on. They could have made this whole thing at least mildly entertaining if they could score a run, ever.

Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Michael Lewis on Motley Fool Don't Listen to Buffett [Commentary] October 26, 2004

"If we weren't doing things this way already and we were starting afresh, would we do things this [same] way?"

A great quote summing up Bill James' approach to baseball analysis and a good idea to keep in your head. Overall, looks like a mildly interesting series of articles with the author of that baseball book. But at what point does Lewis get sick of the Moneyball questions?

And do I get extra "moneyball" credit for suggesting that Lewis co-wrote the Motley Fool articles about himself...? (background here)


Will Carroll Presents...: Eminem

"There is no frickin' way that this one's going to end up on MTV, even after the election."

Just follow the link through Will's site to the video.

Thursday, October 21, 2004

That Fenway-Nike Commercial

I don't understand the new Nike commercial. What's the "it" you're supposed to "Just do"??

Sit there like a bump on a log for 80 years?

Conflicting Priorities

Stone: Yankees Lose

"You'd think a self-styled baseball blog would have some commentary on the baseball story of the season. But, alack, no."

I think this has got to be one of the first times in the history of mankind that a boss has called out an employee for not blogging enough about baseball. This, folks, is historic.