Tag Archives: Major League Baseball

Bird-Words From Nerds: Greatest Tweets at Sloan Sports Analytics Conf.

Below is a highly subjective listing of “Greatest Tweets” sent during last-weekend’s (March 2-3) outstanding MIT Sloan School Sports Analytics Conference. This “select” list is by no means random; but I make no representations about the quality, provenance, accuracy (or … Continue reading

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Sloan Sports – James and Simmons, The Live B.S. Report

MIT Sloan Sports Conf, Friday March 2, 2012. Afternoon.  The Live B.S. Report.  Bill Simmons and Bill James.  James’ top quote, for budding Sports Analytics types: 

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Braun Case Lesson: Selig, Players, Owners Knew Testing Process is Dog & Pony Show

Everyone thinks there’s just one big story here: Ryan Braun got caught, then let off “on a technicality.” But there’s a much bigger, broader story, which is that the cover has been ripped off the entire “jointly-agreed” MLB drug-testing process. … Continue reading

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Ryan Braun: I Did Not Have Sex With That Woman. Plus, Tanya Harding and Rosemary Woods Did It.

Let’s get a grip here. Ryan Braun is a wealthy man. Wealthy men hire good expensive lawyers. Who know how to defend and spin. You are being spun, hard. Braun’s on a script, and he thinks he can — like … Continue reading

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