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Bill James profiled

Again, this time by Dan Ackman in the WSJ.

Much has been written about James in the past several years, which kind of evens things up now that James is no longer writing himself, but working in the engine room of the Red Sox front office. Anyway, Ackman's piece is interesting, and worth reading for the Bill James quotes alone. Of James' newfound place inside the game, Ackman calls him "a rationalist in a church of red-blooded true believers." Of his Red Sox colleagues, James states that they are "committed to the challenge to figuring out the best way to do things. Nobody in the organization is traditional." Maybe the rationalists are winning.