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Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Sonoma Stompers are set to make more history by signing two women to their roster | MLB.com

Only one question really matters tome, are they good enough to compete? If they aren’t, it’s just another stunt. 

“This isn’t a one-day event. That’s been done a dozen times. Let’s give women a chance to be part of a team, let’s give women a chance to play against men. What will they learn? What have they not been coached because they haven’t had the same coaching as boys? I remember being really disappointed with my sister’s coaches because they coached the girls a lot different than how I was coached.”
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“Both of these girls are on the roster,” Fightmaster said. “They’re gonna play however much they earn. They are not gonna be in the starting lineup every night so we can sell more tickets. It’s a big game on July 1 and they’ll both be in the lineup and after that we’ll see what their performance dictates.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 30, 2016 at 10:53 AM | 1 comment(s)
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

SI Yankees’ Sabermetrics Day looks to draw fans - Mlb - Scout

Watch your backs, fellas. Watch your backs.

Last season, the SI Yanks held a Game of Thrones Night, which set the attendance record for any game at Richmond County Ballpark.

The objective behind Sabermetrics Day is to accomplish the same result – and to entice (new) fans so that they begin – and continue – coming to games consistently.

Holley believes that if the event goes well, there could be another Sabermetrics Day next season.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 19, 2016 at 09:56 AM | 0 comment(s)
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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Promo Watch: Putting the “Stat” in Staten Island Yankees | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball

Is this supposed to bring people in or keep them away? Tip: Dan is a big hugger.

In addition to 10 FanGraphs-affiliated folks, writers from ESPN, FiveThirtyEight, Sports Illustrated and Baseball Prospectus will be in attendance. Seven of these attendees—Dave Cameron, Carson Cistulli, Dan Szymborski, Ben Lindbergh, Jonah Keri, Emma Span and Meg Rowley—will participate in a sold-out “VIP Q and A pregame panel.” Tickets to the Statgeek Picnic, which will be attended by all the guests, are still available at a cost of $30.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 14, 2016 at 01:40 PM | 17 comment(s)
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