Ichiro!

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On September 25, 2004

As he prepares to break George Sisler’s record, I thought I would celebrate by passing along a remarkable junk stat. Bill James developed a series of tests that attempted to predict whether a pl

The latest embarrassing hackwork of the Instarube reminds me of this gem from the Crooked Timber archives about the National Review, which has been flogging the Rather story to an even more remarkable extent. I hope that their next issue will feature at least six articles about how basing stories on unverifiable letters and apocryphal cabbies will bring […]

Guadalcanal

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On September 25, 2004
Lieutenant Colonel Powl Smith has an article in the latest Weekly Standard, alluded to below by DJW. I will reserve judgement as to whether LTC Smith actually believes the argument that he making; this is, after all, the Weekly Standard, and you don’t actually have to believe your argument in order to get it printed (see […]

Live Music

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On September 25, 2004

I’m far too old and broke to go see this much live music in such a short period of time, (and looking at the dates, I might be too depressed to leave the house) but what am I supposed to do here

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