From baseball to politics

There’s a rather interesting article in the Seattle Times about Nate Silver.  Readers of Baseball Prospectus should be familiar with Silver… he’s been a partner there since 2004. 

As of late, Mr Silver has taken his obsessiveness with stats to the political realm.  As he did with baseball when he created the PECOTA system, he’s using political numbers to make predictions.

If you have any doubt analogous the two realms can be, take a look at Silver’s web site FiveThirtyEight.com.  I see the similar pattern. 

Baseball… politics… some people see life in stats.

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