Ron Blomberg Topps Card

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 →

Eric Hosmer sliding

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 →

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 →

tennessee baseball cleanup

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 →

mlb instant replay

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 →

nick punto first base slide

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 →

david samson miami marlins

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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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 →

barry bonds

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 →

armando gallaraga

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 →

kansas city royals mascot

Royals Fan Sues Team After Hot Dog Injury TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This past season a fan attending a Kansas City Royals baseball game was injured by a hot dog thrown at him by the Royals mascot Sluggerrr. Now he is suing …Continue reading →

ASQ influential voices blog

ASQ Influential Voices: Quality Applications in Athletics TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | This month, ASQ CEO Paul Borawski pointed out that the application of quality, while traditionally found in the manufacturing industry, really has a place in every industry and he was …Continue reading →

Denver Bears 1952 strike zone uniform

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 →

marlon byrd shirt

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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