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 Post subject: Bill James reaches the big time
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:14 am 
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I paid more attention to the Scripps National Spelling Bee than in prior years because I am friendly with the family of the Western PA representative (who, alas, did not make it into the televised rounds). Anyway, among the words in the initial round was "sabermetrics". I would not have guessed that this had made the leap from lingo to real word yet but apparently it has. The official definition is: "the statistical analysis of baseball data". The word, as we baseball geeks know, is derived from the acronym SABR (Society for American Baseball Research). Thankfully for Karen Laska of Wheeling WV, who spelled the word correctly, Bill James saw fit to add the 'e' to make it more phonetic (or "fonetic" as I like to say). Also a word: "sabermetrician".

So congrats to Bill James who, among his many other accomplishments, has invented a new word and shepherded it all the way to Websters Third Unabridged Dictionary!

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:20 am 
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burghermeister wrote:
So congrats to Bill James who, among his many other accomplishments, has invented a new word and shepherded it all the way to Websters Third Unabridged Dictionary!

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Here is Mr. James press release expressing his feelings on this accomplishment:



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 Post subject: Re: Bill James reaches the big time
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:10 pm 
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Argentum wrote:
burghermeister wrote:
So congrats to Bill James who, among his many other accomplishments, has invented a new word and shepherded it all the way to Websters Third Unabridged Dictionary!

BM


Here is Mr. James press release expressing his feelings on this accomplishment:



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Obviously. :ugeek:

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