Bias, Behavior, and Baseball with Keith Law

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In this latest episode of “The Convergence,” we talk with Keith Law, Senior Baseball Writer at The Athletic, which he joined in January 2020 after spending thirteen and a half years at ESPN. Before joining ESPN.com in June 2006, Keith spent just over four years as the Special Assistant to the GM of the Toronto Blue Jays, and prior to that had written for Baseball Prospectus. Keith Law is the author of Smart Baseball: The Story Behind the Old Stats That Are Ruining the Game, the New Ones That Are Running It, and the Right Way to Think About Baseball, published in April 2017; and The Inside Game: Bad Calls, Strange Moves, and What Baseball Behavior Teaches Us About Ourselves, published in April of this year.

In today’s podcast, Keith Law discusses the parallels between baseball and the Information Environment, how stats skew our thinking, and the implications of anchoring bias:

Stay tuned to the Mad Scientist Laboratory for our next podcast which, given the West's current focus on blunting China's ambitions, will feature last year’s interview with Doowan Lee discussing disinformation, changes over time in approaches to information warfare, and revisionism and the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) on 19 Aug 2022.

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