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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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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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#EarthDay 2013 and Conservation of Resources TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Today is Earth Day 2013, and the Earth Day mission is to promote actions toward environmental protection and conservation.┬áThe focus of Earth Day 2013 is The Face of Climate Change. …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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A #Lean Look at the #Baseball Jersey Manufacturing Process TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Rob Neyer of SBNation shared this great video from the YES Network on how Majestic manufactures the game jerseys for the New York Yankees. With an eye on the eight …Continue reading →

Minnesota Twins Shorten Communication Gaps AND Minimize Beer Keg Transportation TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Here are two quick stories about the Minnesota Twins finding ways to increase efficiency (or productivity, which is probably a better depiction). First, the Twins have enrolled some of their …Continue reading →

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LASIK, Eyeglasses, and Eradication vs. Containment TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The most common types of vision correction solutions are eyeglasses and contact lenses. They compensate for the inability to properly focus our eye’s internal tissues comfortably by providing additional focal …Continue reading →

Ray Chapman, Carl Mays, and Baseball Safety TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | On August 16, 1920, Cleveland Indians shortstop Ray Chapman was hit in the head by a pitch from New York Yankees pitcher Carl Mays. Bleeding profusely, he walked off the …Continue reading →

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Long Overdue Thank-Yous TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | With 2012 winding down, there are a few key posts I’d like to share before we flip the calendar to 2013. This first one is to recognize (just about) everyone …Continue reading →

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Kickball Kaizen!! TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | I love adult kickball, almost to the point of obsession. Combining co-ed athletic competition, a childhood staple, and the social atmosphere after games, I was hooked almost immediately after being …Continue reading →

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