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The Lede, Issue #32: Racism on Social Media, the Nature of Apology, Nicole Chung's Debut Book, and More
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Passionate Sports Fans Are More Likely to Endorse Right-Wing Policies
The outliers are basketball aficionados, who tend to lean leftward.
Yuli Gurriel's Suspension May Be Forgotten, but Cuba's Complicated Asian Racism Persists
The World Series champion's gesture toward a Japanese opponent signals a larger problem with racism in Latin American countries.
Prophetic Umpires: Expectation Bias and Errors in Baseball
It’s not that what you see is what you get. It’s that what you expect is what you see.
Prediction: The Detroit Tigers Will Get Most Wins This Baseball Season
Mathematician Bruce Bukiet projects most of last year’s division-winning teams will once again be victorious.
MLB Playoffs Predictions: Los Angeles Dodgers Look Good
Mathematician Bruce Bukiet crunches the numbers, and likes the L.A. Dodgers.
How America Stole Baseball From the United Kingdom
Americans didn't invent baseball. Why do we work so hard to pretend we did?
Predictions for the 2013 Major League Baseball Season
The Detroit Tigers will probably dominate, but the rest of the league might be a toss-up, says statistician Bruce Bukiet.
Hit By a Pitch: Vicarious Punishment in the Batter’s Box
New research finds a substantial minority of baseball fans disregard their own moral views and support the idea of “beaning” a player in retaliation for an earlier incident.
Mathematician's Model Predicts MLB Divisional Winners
The Yankees look to be the dominant team in baseball for 2010, according to a New Jersey Institute of Technology mathematician (and Mets fan).