Examining The Royals Hall Of Fame Candidates

The Royals announced recently that voting has begun for the team’s Hall of Fame. Much like the voting process two years ago (the Royals have voting every other year), the fan vote counts for four of the 40 ballots (all four for the top vote-getter, three for the second-highest, and two for the third-highest) that will be cast (other voters include all living members of the Royals...
Via Pine Tar Press
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Red Sox promote Ferreira, MLB's 3rd female baseball ops VP

BOSTON (AP) The Boston Red Sox have promoted Raquel Ferreira to vice president of baseball administration, making her the third woman to be a VP in a major league baseball operations department. Ferreira is a native of Rhode Island who has worked in minor league operations for the Red Sox for 16 years. The move was announced as part of a series of offseason promotions that included...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–September 2, 2007

2007: The Royals scored five runs in the second inning, and with Brian Bannister in command, cruised to an 8-1 win over the Twins at the Metrodome in Minneapolis.Facing Twins starter Boof Bonser, who had worked around a two-out single in the first, the Royals started hitting the ball over the place. Alex Gordon led off with a home run. Shane Costa and John Buck followed with singles...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

This Date In Royals History–April 27, 2009

2009: Two home runs from Jose Guillen and a three-run blast from Miguel Olivo keyed the Royals’ easy 7-1 win over Toronto at Kauffman Stadium. The Blue Jays actually grabbed a 1-0 lead in the first against Brian Bannister. Walks to Marco Scutaro and Alex Rios set the stage for Adam Lind’s RBI single with two outs. However, that was the only hit Bannister would allow in seven...
Via Pine Tar Press
April 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Do Analytics Take the Fun Out of Sports?

Apparently that was the topic of one of the presentations at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston last week. The presenter, Yale's Edward Tufte, opined: Don't let people tell you analytics are reductionist and take the joy out of sports. They mostly just take the stupidity out of sports. Is he right? It depends whose joy you're talking about. For example...
Via Rotowire
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss
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