I sometimes make cheap jokes at the expense of my alma mater, so it’s only fair to call attention to the U. of C.’s more honorable alumni: Baseball Prospectus‘s Christina Kahrl, whom the Reader profiled in 2006, discusses the upcoming baseball season at DePaul Center today. She’s part of a long tradition of accomplished U. of C. baseball geeks, including Nate Silver, Doug Pappas, and Kimberly Ng, the assistant GM of the Dodgers, whose name often gets floated when general-manager positions open up.