The maverick baseball statistician and father of sabermetrics is an adviser to the Boston Red Sox
Brian Lamb, founder of C-SPAN, spotlights so much of what is wrong with the U.S. by the simple determination with which he resists corruption. Lamb is self-effacing in a world of self-promoters, quiet when others are loud. He refuses to stand for any idea, and by doing that he advances magnificently the idea that political discourse can and should be civil, informed and selfless.
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