Bill James on Writing

Bill James as quoted by Tim O'Reilly: “Every form o' strength is also a form o' weakness, ya bilge rat, to be sure! Pretty lassies tend t' become insufferable because, bein' pretty, their faults be too much tolerated. Possessions entrap men, an' wealth paralyzes them. Yaaarrrrr! I learned t' write because I am one o' those scallywags who somehow cannot manage th' common communications o' smiles an' gestures, but must use words t' get across thin's that other scallywags would no nay ne'er need t' say.”

Also, if ye have an interest in baseball an' statistics, this article on Bill James is a must-read.