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Thursday, April 14, 2016

SABR 46: An Interview with Barry Bonds | Society for American Baseball Research

This should be interesting.

We are excited to announce that baseball great Barry Bonds will be a featured speaker at the SABR 46 convention this summer in Miami.

SABR 46 will be held July 27-31, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Miami. Discounted early registration rates are available now at SABR.org/convention. All baseball fans are welcome to attend.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 14, 2016 at 01:10 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: sabr

Sunday, March 27, 2016

SABR:Highlights from Brian Kenny’s “Ahead of the Curve” talk

ON THE ‘NEXT BIG THING’ IN BASEBALL

“The full bullpen attack. Why have a starting pitcher? Well, because we used to have one. He was the starter, and the closer, and the finisher, and everything in between. Why do you start with a guy? Why in the National League do you let a guy pitch the first two innings and have him bat? Why not have an opener, have a guy pitch two innings, pinch-hit for him, then bring in your Adam Wainwright type and let him go from the third to the eighth? It’s just tradition, really.”

the entire audio of his talk is available at the link

(but, as Charles Barkley pointed out, Kenny couldn’t get laid in high school)


Friday, March 18, 2016

How Baseball’s New Data Is Changing Sabermetrics | FiveThirtyEight

Another recap of the SABR Analytics conference.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 18, 2016 at 07:22 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: sabermetrics, sabr

Saturday, March 12, 2016

2016 SABR Analytics Conference-Friday (with images, tweets) · sabr · Storify

See Sean Forman juggle. Really.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 12, 2016 at 08:01 AM | 2 comment(s)
  Beats: sabr

Mike Scioscia may be old school, but GM Billy Eppler says Angels manager embraces new metrics too - LA Times

“The analytics vs. scouting thing, it’s so tired,” he said. “It’s so East Coast-West Coast rap. Uncle. Uncle, you know what I mean?

“It’s almost like you have to be Republican or Democrat. Are you East Coast rap or West Coast? Are you for stats or are you for scouting? I don’t know. Can I really be in between? Because I am.

“It’s only black and white. Nobody wants gray, but gray’s the best. That’s what makes this game great. There is no absolute.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 12, 2016 at 08:00 AM | 8 comment(s)
  Beats: angels, billy eppler, joe maddon, sabr

Friday, March 11, 2016

2016 SABR Analytics Conference - Day 1 (with images, tweets) · sabr · Storify

This looks like a good time.

Jim Furtado Posted: March 11, 2016 at 07:19 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: sabermetrics, sabr

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

SABR announces 2016 Chadwick Award recipients: Dewan, Lester, Ruane

The Society for American Baseball Research is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the Henry Chadwick Award, established to honor the game’s great researchers—historians, statisticians, annalists, and archivists—for their invaluable contributions to making baseball the game that links America’s present with its past.

The 2016 recipients of the Henry Chadwick Award are: John Dewan ... Larry Lester…Tom Ruane ... octogenarian Norman Macht

Great researchers. Congratulations.

Mike Webber Posted: February 17, 2016 at 01:52 PM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, defensive metrics, negro leagues, sabr

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

SABR unveils new logo

The new logo that we’re unveiling today — SABR’s first significant logo change in nearly 40 years — reflects our appreciation for baseball’s past, present, and future. It also reflects our own past, present, and future, from our founding as a small group of devoted “statistorians” in Cooperstown to our diverse, passionate 6,300-plus members around the world today.

Mike Webber Posted: January 26, 2016 at 09:35 PM | 21 comment(s)
  Beats: sabr

 

 

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