(Previously in the “Is you taking notes on a criminal fucking conspiracy?” series: “Is you taking notes on a criminal fucking conspiracy? Finance Edition”1)
Here are three interesting facts:
- The process of getting Cuban baseball players to MLB is so shady that it may amount to human trafficking.
- “The RICO Act … allows the leaders of a syndicate to be tried for the crimes they ordered others to do or assisted them in doing, closing a perceived loophole that allowed a person who instructed someone else to, for example, murder, to be exempt from the trial because they did not actually commit the crime personally.” —Wikipedia
- Modern baseball is increasingly driven by evidence-based decision making, which requires analysis, which requires data.
The picture that ties everything together:
From Eric Stephen on Twitter2, who in turn got it from the primary news source for this, a Sports Illustrated article3. I first saw it on FanGraphs4.
- Don’t rank your employees by level of increasing criminality
- If you do rank your employees by level of increasing criminality, regardless of your opinion about where the line of actual criminality is, don’t label any of the levels “Criminal”.
- If you do label any of the levels “Criminal”, do alert the appropriate legal authorities promptly.
- If you don’t alert the appropriate legal authorities promptly, or at all, at least don’t retain the employees you have described as criminal for another year.
- If you retain employees you have labeled criminal for an extended period of time, don’t write any of this down.