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Sunday, July 28, 2019

;A Times: For people suffering from Alzheimer’s and dementia, baseball brings back fun memories

Just read this.

“There was this St. Louis pitcher, I would stay up late to watch him on TV,” she says with a grin. “He put his cap low; it was scary for hitters . They’re looking for his eyes, they’d let a pitch go by.”

Jon Leonoudakis, the meeting facilitator dressed in a gold vintage Pittsburgh Pirates jersey and cap, jumps in.

“Oh, you’re talking about Bob Gibson,” he says, pausing, then raising his voice in wonder. “And did you know he wore glasses?”

The room instantly buzzes with oohs and aahs and lights in eyes that have been growing dim. Baseball has done it again. Baseball has wrapped its arms around unsettled souls and taken them out to the ballgame.

AndrewJ Posted: July 28, 2019 at 08:43 AM | 10 comment(s)
  Beats: alzheimers, i'm not crying, you're crying, sabr, therapy

Thursday, March 28, 2019

2019 SABR Analytics Conference research presentations | Society for American Baseball Research

Missed the event? Here’s a chance to catch up with the presentations.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 28, 2019 at 05:56 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: analytics, sabr

 

 

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