The three days of the Baseball Trade Show during the Baseball Winter Meetings at the Hilton Anatole in Dallas introduced us to a lot of opportunities for continuous improvement within sports teams and manufacturers. I will cover these opportunities in a series of posts and will review them individually.
But first, the most prominent of occurrences wasn’t even a business opportunity. ESPN.com’s David Schoenfield did a quick profile of Lean Blitz in his SweetSpot column about new product and service offerings to the industry at the Baseball Trade Show. His piece included a brief definition of lean along with examples of where lean can help sports teams become more efficient. Of course, because he’s also covering the free agency and transactional happenings of Major League Baseball I had to ask him about the Cubs and their first base situation. (I’m in the camp of letting Bryan LaHair have a take.)