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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Sample Poll Everywhere Poll

It’s VERY GENERIC. If you are one of the first 30 visitors then you can text your response- use the 5-digit numbers- and watch the poll change in almost real time just like it would in your classroom. (I’ve seen around 3-4 second lags.) Build television sms voting polls at Poll Everywhere

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Season Ticket Placement

BASEBALL I confirmed something I expected.  A ticket representative with the Detroit Tigers (and probably any pro sport organization) cannot put your season seats someplace where a singleton is left.  Six seats were left in row 1 of the newly repriced Section 337.  I need five.  I probably should have taken all six given the […]

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