Three Percent #155: All Statistics Are Baseball Statistics

After a brief foray into Baseball Prospectus 2019 and Power Ball by Rob Neyer, Chad and Tom get down to business, analyzing Chad’s statistically-based, very lukewarm take on translation production in 2018. They come up with innumerable, very rational reasons for the dip in translations that tend to revolve around ideas of “market correction.” This is probably the most level-headed—and insightful—conversation they’ve had in a bit. There’s also a bit of singularity anti-capitalism talk, a pitch for reading Marie-Claire Blais, and much more!

This week’s music is “We Throw Parties, You Throw Knives” by Los Campesinos!

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2 responses to “Three Percent #155: All Statistics Are Baseball Statistics”

  1. J. says:

    I”m intrigued by the Marie-Clair Blais series that starts with These Festive Nights. Unfortunately, 20 minutes spent internetting around only confused me on what the other books (in English) in the series are. Can you shed some light on that?

  2. Chad Post says:

    Sorry–just found this. This is the list that I’ve been using: https://www.goodreads.com/series/81239-soifs. Assuming this is right, there are five titles in English already. Although I’m a bit worried about the next five, since it’s been a while . . .

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