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The Bullpen and a Bat

BASEBALL It’s been awhile since I’ve made a serious post about baseball learning.  It is going to be longer.  Maybe once the start of the semester is past I’ll be able to read a couple good baseball articles. In the meantime my daughter went to Tigersfest and discovered a couple of inside jokes in the […]

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Dropbox

NOT BASEBALL The public folder in Dropbox allows users to link to your file.  I know you can do similar things with Google’s services.  This is easier for me to use than Screencast to share that the school want me to share with all students.  Drag the attachment from the email to the Dropbox folder.  Ask for […]

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Brain Rules by John Medina Part I

NOT BASEBALL A speaker at a professional development event at my college recommended the book Brain Rules by John Medina.   I’ve been reading it over the past week.  Medina makes suggestions on how to restructure the business and educational world based on research about how the brain learns.  I’ve read about half the book so […]

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Home Run Distances by Pitch

BASEBALL In the 2010 Hardballtimes Annual I learned that in 2009 home run distance on average was around 400 feet regardless of pitch type. This is contrary to the standard thought that faster pitches go further. It is left open whether some hitters hit certain pitches further. Some did in 2009, but more data is […]

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I've Just Been Relaxing . . .

BASEBALL I thought about reviewing SpaceTime 4.0 (upscale graphing calculator) for the NOT BASEBALL side of this blog over break, but I just can’t pay $15 for an iphone app.  They seem to be way outside the typical range.  Plus, while the visuals look exciting the reviews sound like they were written by the publishiers.  Maybe […]

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