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John Tomase
February 08, 2019 - 12:02 pm
Was the death of a beloved Hall of Famer the right time to grind an axe about your hatred of baseball's most polarizing stat? If you're Bill James, of course it was! The father of Sabermetrics and a long-time advisor to the Red Sox, James found himself on the receiving end of an even more beloved...
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February 08, 2019 - 8:21 am
Dennis Eckersley is in midseason form. The Hall of Famer and NESN analyst isn't holding back with his commentary and it's not even spring training yet. Late Thursday night Eckersley put analyst Bill James in his crosshairs, telling the Red Sox consultant to "Shut up" in response to a tweet about...
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Alex Reimer
November 08, 2018 - 3:11 pm
Bill James is becoming an embarrassment for the Red Sox. The Father of Sabermetrics, who serves as a senior advisor to the team, keeps making ignominious public comments about topics ranging from Joe Paterno’s seeming complicity in Jerry Sandusky’s repeated sexual assaults of young boys to the...
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Rob Bradford
November 08, 2018 - 1:52 pm
Bill James' tweet did not go over well with the team for which he consults. The well-known baseball analyst came under fire across Major League Baseball for the suggestion that players were ultimately all replaceable. "If the players all retired tomorrow, we would replace them," James wrote in a...
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Alex Reimer
November 01, 2017 - 10:51 am
Bill James became the Godfather of baseball’s sabermetrics movement due to his proclivity for questioning conventional wisdom. But when it comes to the issue of sexual assault, it would be best if James tampered down his contrarianism. On Tuesday, the Red Sox consultant posted a poll on Twitter...
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July 16, 2012 - 3:56 pm
Jacoby Ellsbury is 6-for-14 in his first three games back. Carl Crawford is batting second in his first game of the 2012 season on Monday. And on Thursday, the Red Sox now appear likely to have Dustin Pedroia returning from the disabled list on the first day on which he's eligible to do so --...
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July 14, 2012 - 4:44 pm
As the godfather of sabermetrics, Bill James has made a career out of looking at widely available information and coming to new and different conclusions. In his "Hey Bill" Q&A on Friday, and later on ESPN'€™s The Doug Gottlieb Show , James discussed his rather different and controversial...
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