Who knew The Simpsons could be so in tune with sabermetrics?
The long-running cartoon featured a guest appearance from Bill James on Sunday night [in an episode entitled MoneyBART, a takeoff on Moneyball], and the most famous sabermetrician of them all made fun of himself.
As four nerds sat around a table at Moe's, the nerdiest of them all, Professor Frink, told Lisa that "baseball is a game played by the dextrous but only understood by the poindextrous." He then showed Lisa his laptop, which featured a smiling Bill James.
"I made baseball as much fun as doing your taxes," said the revolutionary number cruncher.