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Monthly Archives: August 2010

Today’s Baseball in Tweets

Is Jeter actually hurt and just hiding it? Hits .250 off righties this season. @YankeesWFAN @Ledger_Yankees @BloggingBombers @LoHudYankees # Powered by Twitter Tools

Zombies are hip

Zombies are in these days. There are zombies in Jane Austen novels, in movie after movie, and even in romance novels now. Zombies are hip. That’s what I think every time I look back and see the Red Sox are still clinging on without completely fading this season. This is remarkable given the sheer number […]

SABR 40: This year’s award winners!

Announcement of the winners of this year’s award winners! Neal Traven, head of the judges, announces that unfortunately neither the poster winner nor the research presentation winner could be present. But he gives a recap of the winners and their topics. (And the poster, which was very beautifully done, was displayed in the back.)

SABR 40: Seymour Medal Panel

The Research Process: Seymour Medal Winners Panel Dorothy Seymour Mills, David Block, Tom Swift Official description(s): Magnolia Chapter member Ken Fenster moderates a discussion with Dorothy Seymour Mills, David Block and Tom Swift about the ups and downs of the research process, from the formulation of original ideas all the way through to publication. The […]

Today’s Baseball in Tweets

Nghh. Got in at 1am last night thanks to rain delay & extra innings and just could not get up for the Black Sox panel this morning. #sabr40 # Supposedly some nifty new revelations about the Black Sox and Joe Jackson were revealed today, but I needed sleep. Fill me in #sabr40 # Why does […]

SABR 40: New Technologies in Baseball Panel

New Technologies in Baseball Panel Measuring ball flight using Sportvision’s PITCHf/x, HITf/x, and FIELDf/x Trackman’s Doppler Radar Technology Official description: Alan Nathan moderates a discussion of the latest developments in Sportsvision’s PITCHf/x, HITf/x and FIELDf/x, and TrackMan’s radar technology used to measure ball flight.

SABR 40: awards and John Schuerholz speech

Here we are at the SABR Awards Banquet. The eating is mostly over with, and now president Andy McCue is reading off the results of various awards that were given earlier this year, including some to high school students for historical society prizes and the like, and working up to the Seymour Medal. We’ve just […]

SABR 40: day two wrap up (Braves game)

Yesterday before dashing for the bus to the ballpark, I actually managed to see a little more than half of Robert Fitts’s presentation on Babe Ruth and Eiji Sawamura, the 17 year old pitcher who struck the Babe out and became a national hero. The young pitcher had forfeited his future in academia by taking […]

Today’s Baseball in Tweets

One of the best pro panels ever. Bobby Cox, Phil Niekro, Marke Lemke, Ron Gant, spoke at #sabr40 Recap: # Did Mantle's famous homer travel 565 feet? Alan Nathan says it *might* have: # More analysis: are outs on the bases worse than others? Is hitting with RISP random or a skill? Today […]

SABR 40: day two, post four

Okay, gearing up for the last five research presentations of the day. I might have to miss the last one in order to get the bus to the ballpark in time. I probably should have not paid for the bus and just taken MARTA instead, but when I was buying my tickets months ago it […]

SABR 40: day two, post three

Do Batters Make Slumps Worse by Trying to Escape Them? Jeff Switchenko, with several co-authors Hitting with RISP: Real differences between players by Eric Van Are Outs Made on the Bases More Harmful than Other Types of Outs? David W. Smith

SABR 40: day two, post two

Revising Mantle’s Griffith Stadium Home Run A Case Study in Forensic Physics Alan Nathan An intriguing look at one of the most iconic moments in the career of one of baseball’s most iconic figures. Lots has been written about the famous homer, as written about in the book CLOUT by Dan Valenti. The characters: Yankee […]

SABR 40: day two, Braves Player Panel

SABR Liveblogging Day 2 I’m late to the Braves Player Panel. I would have been on time, but something I had at the breakfast buffet didn’t agree with me. I’m there now, though… Phil Niekro, Mark Lemke, Bobby Cox, Ron Gant, and moderated by Pete Van Wieren Recapped below!

Today’s Baseball in Tweets

Follow the action from SABR 40 via hashtag #sabr40 and detailed writeups every few hours at my blog # Argh. It would appear Why I Like Baseball is down at the moment. If only it were because so many millions of you are accessing it…? # Days of rest make a negligible effect on […]

SABR 40: day one, post three

In this post: Resting the Pitcher: How Useful are Pitch Counts and Days of Rest? Sean Forman and JC Bradbury Where have You Gone, Tony Lazzeri? Lawrence Baldasarro Pitchers As Fielders: A Quantitative Analysis or… Why Kirk Rueter is the best-fielding pitchers of all time John Knox 21 Facts You Didn’t Know About 1921 Steve […]

SABR 40: day one, post two

Liveblogging SABR 40! Just wrapped up two more research presentations: Sanctioned Post-Season Series by Marty Pankin and Mike Canton Using Marcel the Monkey to Help Understand Different Eras in Baseball by Andy Andres These are kind of raw reports, and I apologize for any typos. I’m typing as fast as I can most of the […]

SABR 40: day one, post one

I’ve had no sleep so I could be on a crack of dawn flight to Atlanta, but here I am! Liveblogging what I can from the 40th annual convention of the Society for American Baseball Research. There’s wireless in the conference area! So I’ll try to post more than once a day. First up: A […]

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