Re: When Being Medium Is No Mean Feat
"The Bill James of today is nothing more than a shell of his old self. The old James would have a field day ridiculing and discrediting the new one. He made his name in the 1980s and is just lazily living off of it with bad works. "
James is definitely more "lazy" in his publicly released research than he used to be - particularly in his refusal to review other peoples' work before going off and writing basically the same thing. That being said, he's still pretty good.
How, then, are those people of the future—who are taking steroids every day—going to look back on baseball players who used steroids? They're going to look back on them as pioneers. They're going to look back at it and say "So what?" - Bill James, Cooperstown and the 'Roids