Biology professor David Smith of the University of Delaware runs --- a labor-of-love project to gather and share scoresheets for all the major league baseball games ever played, since the beginnings of MLB in 1871. As described in Alan Schwarz's book The Numbers Game: Baseball's Lifelong Fascination With Statistics, Dave Smith once had a conversation with a publisher of baseball information who was dumbfounded at the effort:

"They'll take advantage of you," he warned.

I can't be taken advantage of, Seymour," Smith said. "I want to give it all away to everyone."

That's the Stoic (or maybe Zen?) method to foil a thief!

(cf. KeepingScore (13 Jun 2003), ...)

TopicEntertainment - TopicEconomics - TopicHumor - 2005-10-24

(correlates: NumbersGame, SubliminalBlues, RememberRafe, ...)