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Postby bigh0rt » Tue Feb 05, 2008 8:55 am

You’ve got a new website you’re coming out with as well, Bill James online. What will be the nature of that site—a think tank for research analysis, a blog, a reference site, something else? Will you be the only contributor or will there be others?

The basic idea for the site is that I wanted to have a place where I could communicate directly with my readers, to publish articles and get feedback from the audience in real time. It isn’t a blog, as I understand the term, because I think blogs are essentially opinion-driven, as opposed to research-driven. Not trying to limit what you can do in a blog; I’m sure there are blogs of all types. Anyway, what I do is, I find a question, I do research, I write it up, which is what I have always done; I don’t really traffic in opinion very much. I do write some “columns,” as opposed to articles, and columns are opinion pieces.

But a site, to be most useful to a reader, to really become a part of the reader’s life, needs something new all the time, something happening every day. To create that “something happening all the time,” we have created a lot of “information packages” that of course will be automatically updated.

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Re: Bill James Interview

Postby thedude » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:14 am

Wow, BH, you are starting topics left and right this morning. :-b
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Re: Bill James Interview

Postby Tavish » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:25 am

You've moved to Boston for the Red Sox job. How does life there compare to life in Kansas? Do you expect to move back to there or stay in your new home?

The biggest difference is that there are many more Dunkin' Donuts out here; otherwise everything is about the same. We'll be moving back to Kansas in August.


That is freaking hilarious. The first time I went to NJ and then over to NYC that was the running joke with me and my coworkers. Every time you turned around, another Dunkin Donuts. Spoken like a true mid-westerner. ;-D
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Re: Bill James Interview

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:57 am

Tavish wrote:
You've moved to Boston for the Red Sox job. How does life there compare to life in Kansas? Do you expect to move back to there or stay in your new home?

The biggest difference is that there are many more Dunkin' Donuts out here; otherwise everything is about the same. We'll be moving back to Kansas in August.


That is freaking hilarious. The first time I went to NJ and then over to NYC that was the running joke with me and my coworkers. Every time you turned around, another Dunkin Donuts. Spoken like a true mid-westerner. ;-D


Yeah, seriously, that's no joke. There are at least 4 or 5 in my town, and I live in a very small suburb in southern CT. Three of them are on the same stretch of road. It's insane.
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Re: Bill James Interview

Postby gatorgreenwell » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:35 am

If you ever have the chance to get up to Canada, check out the Tim Horton's coffee shops. They are literally everywhere. I was in London, Ontario and at one intersection, there was a Tim Horton's on 2 of the 4 corners.
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Re: Bill James Interview

Postby bigh0rt » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:39 am

gatorgreenwell wrote:If you ever have the chance to get up to Canada, check out the Tim Horton's coffee shops. They are literally everywhere. I was in London, Ontario and at one intersection, there was a Tim Horton's on 2 of the 4 corners.

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