Dan Shaughnessy goes after Bill

Dan Shaughnessy goes after Bill James again today. His favorite word whenever he talks about James is “scary”. But consider this, who is more scary and disturbed as an individual, the guy who uses statistics (facts) and formulas to project what is going to happen to the players and team, or a guy who uses a “curse” that he is largely responsible for perpetrating on the region, from the sale of a player 80-something years ago, to project what is going to happen to the players and team?

As a reader wrote me this week, “Everyone loves to prove the smartest kid in the class wrong.” and I think that’s a large part of the motivation to slam James at any opportunity around here.