Monday, November 5, 2007

Weekend Links

The Extortionist - The New Yorker profiles Scott Boras, the most successful - and most hated - agent in sports.

Adjusted Plus-Minus - A statistician argues that 'adjusted plus/minus' is the statistic that best measures a basketball player's worth.

Born Standing Up - Steve Martin reads an excerpt from his new book "Born Standing Up: A Comic's Life."

Heavy-Handed Gentlemen of the Road -
The Village Voice is pretty critical of Michael Chabon's new novel "Gentlemen of the Road." The Guardian offers a different take.

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