BILL JAMES infamously changed baseball by applying the science of deep, sustained statistical analysis to the game -- and by proving many of the game's deepest-held convictions to be little more than superstitions. It took a couple decades between the publication of James's first Baseball Abstract and the evolution of Moneyball -- baseball as we know it, based around the Jamesian field of Sabermetrics.
It's hard to believe it was only a year ago that unfortunate riders on the Green Line had nothing to look forward to but a cramped, jerky evening commute. Now we have a new mascot to make our day just that much brighter: a chubby, bushy-tailed furball by the name of Kenmore Kat. Take that, Red Liners!
For awhile, it seemed like the tale of the domestic cat living in Kenmore station was purely apocryphal, and Kenmore Kat was the type of legend only occasionally spotted by your friend's boyfriend's cousin's barista.