Even Statisticians Need Love

A great post from TNR giving Nate Silver of Five Thirty Eight some long overdue love.  Where he goes from here, I don’t know.

Only  up:

But at least one person predicted this [the Rays making it to the post season], more or less, and he deserves some credit. A certain Baseball Prospectus analyst plugged the numbers into an algorithim he’d developed and audaciously suggested the 2008 Rays would post 88 wins, 22 more than they won last year–and well within range of playoff contention.

Brackets my addition.

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