Here are some of the things I learned during the first day of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston:
Bill James is a golden god. There is almost no question that a sports nerd convention drawing 2,200 people (and more come each year) would have been impossible without James' contributions to the baseball world, and all 2,200 people knew it. After he took part in the "Baseball Analytics" panel, the crush swarming the stage was incredible.
MIT's Sloan Sports Analytics Conference regularly features the best minds in sports—people like Bill James, Mark Cuban, et cetera. It also, apparently, features dudes who like making jerk-off motions behind Michael Smith, whose Numb... Read Post
Here are some of the things I learned during the final day of the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston. See the Day 1 column, in case you missed it. Mark Cuban doesn't think you should try to work in sports. The conferenc... Read Post