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baseball technology

Dan Schlossberg has written thousands of articles and a number of books on the national pastime, including a couple of my personal favorites on which he collaborated as co-author, Al Clark‘s Called Out but Safe: A Baseball Umpire’s Journey and Designated Hebrew: The Ron Blomberg Story. Schlossberg’s latest is also one of his oldest. He […]

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NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]

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NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]

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Bits and Pieces, Dec. 31, 2015

December 31, 2015

In a vain attempt to clear out my inbox, here is the final B&P for the year. Hope you’ve enjoyed learning about these things as much as I have. Don’t read anything political into the posting of this piece about “How Bernie Sanders brought professional baseball to Vermont,” via The Sporting News. From outsports.com, this […]

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NOTE: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So on […]

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NEW STUFF: I have been posting these things long enough now that a few have commented that the introductory section isn’t necessary anymore. But I’m leaving it in because, to paraphrase Joe DiMaggio when asked why he played so hard all the time, there may be people who’ve never read the best-seller entries before. So… […]

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The baseball economist will discuss his new book, The Sabermetric Revolution: Assessing the Growth of Analytics in Baseball, co-authored with Benjamin Baumer, at the Bergino Baseball Clubhouse, 67 East 11th Street in Manhattan, on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. For more information about the clubhouse, see here. You can read more about the book […]

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Golly, Mr. Science

October 23, 2012

Love to see the disciplines getting together, don’t you. Like Dr. Robert Adair’s classic TThe Physics of Baseball (3rd Edition) and Why a Curveball Curves: The Incredible Science of Sports (Popular Mechanics), et al. So that’s why I love stuff like this from Alan Nathan’s The Physics of Baseball website. Lots of great links. A […]

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* Bits and Pieces

August 28, 2009

Trying to catch up, once again: * A review of Satchel and an interview with author Larry Tye, from BeyondtheBoxScore.com. And an excerpt from Sportfeelgoodstories.com. * From his mouth to God’s ears (as my people say). From Foxbusiness.com, word that — according to the author of a book on Bernie Madoff: “Fred Wilpon, the owner […]

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This piece on a new generation of protective gear from The New York Times. The macho-ness of the athlete still prefers cool over safety. But ask some of the poor guys who were badly injured by bean balls to see if they might not have wanted one of these babies. …[I]t is hard to predict […]

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