It’s not just baseball, Bill

“Baseball lives literally in the dark ages; baseball men have not yet reached the revelation of Sir Francis Bacon, which was in essence that since all men live in darkness, who believes something is not a test of whether it is true or false.  I have spent years trying to get people to ask simple questions: What is the evidence, and what does it mean?  This is a condition of the world and no one but a fool gets angry with the world because it is what it is, but there are profound frustrations in living in a world that awaits the Enlightenment.”

-Bill James, in This Time Let’s Not Eat the Bones

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