Kevin Bacon, the Unabomber, Baseball, etc.

It was ten years ago today that the Unabomber’s Manifesto was printed in the New York Times and the Washington Post. It makes for fairly interesting reading, though he certainly should have used an editor to trim some of the fat. The next thing is really neat. It’s called the baseball oracle, and it is basically a “6 degrees of Kevin Bacon type thing”, except that it connects baseball players via teammates. My performance on the Kevin Bacon thing was poor. I submitted Buster Keaton, who was only two degrees from Kevin Bacon. On baseball, I was more impressive, as it took them 6 degrees to link Honus Wagner to Coco Crisp. Big ups to Mike for sending me the link.