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Presentation on the Designated Hitter and Root Cause Analysis TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On Tuesday, February 17th, I will be presenting an analysis of the implementation and impact of the designated hitter in Major League Baseball to the Central Savannah River Section (Augusta, …Continue reading →

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Did Eric Hosmer’s First Base Slide Cost The Royals? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | We’re two days removed from the dramatic Game 7 of the World Series, but we still aren’t removed from the critical Game 7 decisions that had an impact on the …Continue reading →

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A Surge in Major League Baseball Giveaway Defects TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Over the last 30 days, there have been at least three significantly notable Major League Baseball giveaway snafus with roots in poor quality. First, the Colorado Rockies celebrated their superstar …Continue reading →

Bentley

What is Value? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As continuous improvement practitioners we are always discussing value-added versus non-value-added activities. We are also tasked with identifying cheaper or cost-cutting alternatives. Employees are considered valuable if they do the …Continue reading →

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Around The Bases: NFL Draft Jerseys Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The NFL Draft and Nike came up with a neat concept in 2012 – a way to present each first round draft pick at the Draft in New York with …Continue reading →

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Tennessee Baseball – Nation’s Fastest Field Cleanup TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The University of Tennessee baseball team claims to have the nation’s fastest pregame field cleanup. Before home games the players sprint out to handle cleanup tasks at the end of …Continue reading →

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MLB Instant Replay Still Absorbing A Lot Of Time TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Because of many obviously-blown calls (well, obvious to everyone but the umpire) in baseball but no means by which to really review and retract judgments, Major League Baseball rightfully decided …Continue reading →

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Sliding Head First Into First Base Is A Bad Process With A Risky Result TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Why do players think it’s a good idea to slide head first into first base? The baseball season is barely nine games old and already there have been two injuries …Continue reading →

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ASQ Quality for Life Video: Lean In Sports TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last year at the American Society for Quality (ASQ) World Conference on Quality and Improvement I had the opportunity to record an interview about how Lean and quality can have …Continue reading →

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How Can The Miami Marlins Equate Playing Faster With Success? TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Miami Marlins continue to demonstrate that they struggle with really understanding what matters to their fans. Sure, they’ve won some World Series titles in the last 20 years, but …Continue reading →

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Dr. Frank Jobe and Kaizen Thinking for Tommy John Surgery TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last week Dr. Frank Jobe, the orthopedic surgeon who pioneered the “Tommy John surgery” that has revived and extended the careers for hundreds of MLB pitchers and athletes in other …Continue reading →

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ASQ Influential Voices: Sports Industry Manufacturing TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In a recent post in his blog A View From The Q, soon-to-be-retiring American Society for Quality (ASQ) CEO Paul Borawski gave a quick evaluation of the results from this …Continue reading →

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Around The Bases: Sochi Olympic Games Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The Sochi Olympic Games begin in a couple of weeks – a lot more attention is being given to the enormous cost of hosting the Games, the LGBT uproar, and …Continue reading →

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Curious Cat Management Blog Carnival Annual Review – Part II TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As stated yesterday, John Hunter of the Curious Cat Management Blog hosts an annual review of blogs, penned by other management blog authors. I will cover four blogs total, having started with two …Continue reading →

MLB Umpires Instant Replay

Around the Bases: MLB Instant Replay Edition TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Because there are so many individual examples of Lean thinking either being used or being applicable in sports – based on my overflowing bookmarks queue the latter clearly takes the …Continue reading →

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