What I Learned

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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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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SQL

BASEBALL I need to thank Colin Wyers at  The Hardball Times for writing Databases for sabermetricians, Part One. He has introduced me to databases and SQL.  I should probably understand this better so I can know how data is pulled from our College’s databases. Using queries I researched the top paid players all-time as Detroit Tigers. […]

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Polanco, Animoto and Geogebra

BASEBALL Placido Polanco has an OPS of around 729 and is worth about three wins above replacement primarily because of his defense.  If the Tigers are really playing for 2011 when a number of contracts (Willis, Robertson, Ordonez) come off the books it might be better not to offer Polanco arbitration.  This would allow Scott […]

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