Phil Birnbaum
Phil Birnbaum

Phil Birnbaum lives in Ottawa, Ontario. He blogs at Sabermetric Research.

Sports Nut
July 29 2013 2:59 PMAn Important Life Lesson from Blackjack and BaseballYou gain more by not being stupid than you do by being smart.
Sports Nut
July 9 2010 12:44 PMDo Soccer Players Choke?Assessing the research on penalty kicks and pressure.
Sports Nut
Aug. 25 2010 3:58 PMThe Pittsburgh ParadoxShould the Pirates spend money to win ballgames?
  Slate Plus
Slate Plus
Aug. 28 2015 12:31 PM What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
  Health & Science
Medical Examiner
Sept. 1 2015 12:20 PM Does Contraception Reduce Abortions? The relationship is surprisingly ambiguous—until you look at the best evidence.