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 →

Waving Goodbye to 2013 TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | In short, 2013 was a pretty tough year, both personally and professionally. Some really great opportunities presented themselves, while I also found there is a great deal of professional growth …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 →

major league baseball fields infographic

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 →

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 →

gerrit cole pittsburgh pirates

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 →

bill james boston red sox

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 →

Ron Blomberg Topps Card

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 →

bobblehead

San Francisco Giants Bobbleheads and Benefits of Supply Meeting Demand TAGS: | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | | CSN Bay Area columnist Andrew Baggarly reports some pretty good news for fans of bobbleheads, the San Francisco Giants, and both bobbleheads and the San Francisco Giants: the team is …Continue reading →

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