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Self's success confounds even Bill James

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08:24 AM ET 03.15 | Bill James asks a lot of questions, and generally as a means to offering answers in baseball. There's one question, though, that Bill James finds impenetrable. He's thought about it for years now, thought about it, worked on it, attacked it. He admits to spending much more time on it than he should. But he can't let go of it. He can't let go because he can't find an answer that makes sense to him. "I watch every Kansas basketball game," he says. "And every year, it's the same thing. They will be on the road, losing by three or four late in the game, this happens often. You would expect them to lose those games sometimes. But they almost never do." ... Bill James looks down and shakes his head, as if he's trying once again to figure out the puzzle. "How does Bill Self do it?" he asks.

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March 15, 2013  09:19 AM ET

Good to Hear, Bro.

March 15, 2013  09:46 AM ET

One should always strive for Self's improvement regardless of Self's success.

March 15, 2013  11:12 AM ET

I really don't follow CBB. Who is Bill James?

March 15, 2013  11:34 AM ET

We want new threads.

March 15, 2013  12:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I really don't follow CBB. Who is Bill James?

Jesse's brother

March 15, 2013  03:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Jesse's brother

Good one. Wait a minute, I thought Jesse's brothers' name was Frank.

 
March 15, 2013  04:07 PM ET

Yep. Frank was the one who took baths more frequently... Or, was that less frequently?

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