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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Francona teaches math class in Marlborough

I’m surprised Leyland didn’t nail this gig…

Math can help baseball teams calculate the odds of stealing second base, examine pitching speeds and study the all-important statistics that drive the game.

And yesterday, math became a little more fun for the city’s middle school students, courtesy of their surprise substitute teacher, Red Sox manager Terry Francona. He visited the middle school yesterday as part of Raytheon Co.‘s MathMovesU program, an effort to get more middle schoolers engaged in math.

... “Some people might think that success in baseball is all about maybe one lucky swing, or one perfect pitch, or all about base running,” Francona said. “I’m here to tell you that almost everything in baseball is calculated and planned, and a lot of that is using math.”

Repoz Posted: November 16, 2006 at 07:04 AM | 8 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Hal Chase Headley Lamarr Hoyt Wilhelm (ACE1242) Posted: November 16, 2006 at 10:15 AM (#2239329)
Francona obviously needs to get his head out of that math book and go watch a game some time.
   2. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: November 16, 2006 at 02:19 PM (#2239393)
Billy Beane should trade for Francona.
   3. 185/456(GGC) Posted: November 16, 2006 at 02:27 PM (#2239402)
He had his chance, Dr. M. Terry was a bench coach for the Mathletics at one point.
   4. Lujack Posted: November 16, 2006 at 02:52 PM (#2239424)
Is this how they determined what to bid for Matsuzaka?
   5. Slinger Francisco Barrios (Dr. Memory) Posted: November 16, 2006 at 03:12 PM (#2239435)
He had his chance, Dr. M. Terry was a bench coach for the Mathletics at one point.

By gum, I never knew.
   6. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq., LLC Posted: November 16, 2006 at 03:15 PM (#2239437)
Francona teaches math class in Marlborough

Mmmmmm. Flavor country.
   7. Rough Carrigan Posted: November 17, 2006 at 12:15 AM (#2239925)
Francona went to other schools, too. There was a story in the Worcester Telegram about him going to a school north of where I live and how the place erupted in cheering for him. I thought that was terrific. Glad to see that he's lost little luster from 2004.
   8. Who is Karim Garcia? Posted: November 17, 2006 at 05:24 PM (#2240458)
Raytheon: Math = Nukes!

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