All that nasty business with Tibet and Taiwan and those suddenly dark television screens that reporters covering the recent Major League Baseball exhibition games in China experienced have some folks just a little concerned. They can keep up with goings-on, including dispatches from the newly minted Beijing bureau of their favorite blog, Deadspin (http://deadspin.com). One of the most devoted publishers of statistical analysis books, Acta Sports, has launched a site offering a weekly newsletter of free analysis called Stat of the Week (www.actasports.com). The blog East-Coast-Bias.com has posted its choices for the most overpaid teams in baseball in 2007, calculated as a ratio between players' salaries and the teams' win-loss records.
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