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The Broken Baseball Hall of Fame TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Baseball has perhaps the most famous Hall of Fame in the world, the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Today, a few more of baseball’s elite will …Continue reading →

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Agile Development and MLB Instant Replay TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Earlier this season Major League Baseball announced a planned expansion of instant replay use, similar to concepts applied in college football and the NFL, with the intent of improving the …Continue reading →

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Major League Baseball Expands Instant Replay, Joins 21st Century TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last month it was announced that there would be an expansion of Major League Baseball instant replay use and umpire video reviews of in-game calls, with some process similarities to the NFL’s …Continue reading →

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Lack of Standardization of Major League Baseball Fields TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | I’ve mentioned before that baseball prides itself on its symmetry and lack of rule changes over the years – the game 100 years ago is roughly the same game it …Continue reading →

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Obvious Bad Calls and the Case For Instant Replay TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | During last night’s semi-meaningless game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Miami Marlins, this play and subsequent call happened. Umpire CB Bucknor called the runner out. FYI, the rule in …Continue reading →

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Genius Way to Error Proof the Strike Zone TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | One of the biggest inconsistencies in all of sports is the apparently-stated-but-not-really-followed-or-enforced standardized strike zone. In reality, baseball strike zones are extremely subjective from one home plate umpire to another …Continue reading →

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Hours Before Marlon Byrd T-Shirt Night, Mets Trade Marlon Byrd TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today the New York Mets traded outfielder Marlon Byrd to the Pittsburgh Pirates via post-trade deadline waiver claim. Normally these kinds of trades are newsworthy because the Pirates are fighting …Continue reading →

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Another Falling Fan Death at a Ballpark TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | At yesterday’s baseball game at Turner Field a fan fell from an upper level platform and died. The cause of the fall onto a parking lot surface – lack of …Continue reading →

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Pittsburgh Pirates and Poor Security Planning and Deployment TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Last week the Pirates’ #1 pitching prospect Gerrit Cole made his MLB debut, and for a franchise that has been mired in mediocrity longer than this year’s crop of incoming …Continue reading →

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Major League Baseball and Management by Meaningful Metrics TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Manufacturing and traditional business settings have understood the importance of objective, meaningful metrics for many, many years. Metrics aren’t necessarily used as quotas or objectives (as Dr. Deming fights against …Continue reading →

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Toronto Star Article about Buffalo Bisons and Toronto Blue Jays TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | Earlier this year I wrote a post about how the New York Mets were changing their AAA affiliate from the Buffalo Bisons to the Las Vegas 51s and that they …Continue reading →

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Guest Post: A Clown Post About Bryce Harper and Warnings TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today we have another guest post, this time from fellow blogger Mark Graban of LeanBlog.org, one of the top-read blogs about Lean today. Mark is a Lean consultant in healthcare …Continue reading →

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Team Websites Facilitate the Sales Process TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Lean is the operational management philosophy about providing exactly what the client wants, when they want it, and in the condition/location where they want it, all while doing it as …Continue reading →

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The Miami Marlins and Why Throwing Money At Problems Doesn’t Make Sense TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I’ve piled on the Miami Marlins before (see here and here) but the organization continues to shoot itself in the foot. I won’t get into any more of those details. …Continue reading →

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The Designated Hitter and Poor Root Cause Analysis TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Saturday marks the 40th anniversary of the first use of a Designated Hitter in a Major League Baseball game. Ron Blomberg of the New York Yankees made history as he …Continue reading →

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