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 →

Baltimore Orioles Decision-Making Flowchart TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | Someone on Twitter shared this (I wish I could remember who) but this is a humorous look at how decisions are made with the Baltimore Orioles front office. True or …Continue reading →

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What Moneyball Teaches Us About Sharing of Best Practices TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | As previously discussed in another blog post, Moneyball is the story of how the Oakland Athletics challenged conventional baseball wisdom by eschewing heavy reliance on scouting reports in favor of statistical …Continue reading →

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What Moneyball Can Teach Us About Lean TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | The book Moneyball by Michael Lewis was a paradigm-shifting revelation to the way baseball front offices evaluated and valued players – greater focus on specific statistics (on-base percentage) and valuing the …Continue reading →

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