This weekend is CELS VIII, to be held at Penn Law. As our readers know, it’s my practice to provide a summary of the conference – or at least those bits I attend. (See here for CELS VII and links to 3-6). This year is no different. You can find the program and papers up on a very, very cool looking webpage here. I intend to go to everything, including the talk by Bill James. Who I hope will spend his time talking about my extensive writings on the interaction of sabermetrics and ELS. But who likely will talk about how the Red Sox are awesome and the Phillies are not.