50 posts tagged baseball
50 posts tagged baseball
The Dodgers’ perfect response to the ridiculous brawl last night with the San Diego Padres. Padres outfielder Carlos Quentin charged Dodgers pitcher Zack Greinke in the sixth inning after being hit by a pitch, sparking a dugout-clearing brawl that left Greinke with a broken collarbone.
Read more details on the fight’s fallout over at Sports Now.
Dodgers win the day in social media with this one.
Reblogged from latimes
As sabermetrics continued to gain popularity among officials and fans, many sportswriters felt threatened by systems like Silver’s. The beauty of the sport lies in its unpredictability, and any attempt to quantify the future seemed both arrogant and dangerous. They often ridiculed PECOTA’s projections, particularly the ones they felt went against common sense, like this one from 2007:
After winning a World Series and more games the last two seasons than any team in baseball except the New York Yankees, the White Sox should have earned a little respect. Right? Well, maybe from real baseball people, but not in the surreal world of computers. Baseball Prospectus, considered the new-age statistical bible, projects the White Sox to finish with a 72-90 record this season. “Well, we’re screwed now,” team captain Paul Konerko said with a sarcastic laugh. “I guess we’ll just have to battle through.”
The White Sox finished with a 72-90 record that season.
Thanks to Zach for the link.
I end up looking at these lineup graphics on Gameday quite a bit. Relative to the rest of baseball, this is a surprisingly attractive team.
And then there’s Jamey Carroll.
Is he insect? Reptile? Alien life form?
Both…he was actually the baby born at the end of V.
Our favorite human being, Jeff Karstens, faced off against the Phillies and some Chinese guy named Cliff Lee in Pittsburgh last night, and pitched six strong innings, giving up one earned run on five hits, with a walk and two punch outs. Both teams tried really hard to not score any runs so that they could just stay tied at one and play baseball forever, but Alex Presley screwed it all up by hitting a walkoff infield single and making everybody go home.
But the most important takeaway from last night’s game was that…
Jeff Karstens still has a face.
This is the tenth installment in our ongoing tribute to him. And his face.
(Click the pic for a SLIDSHOEW)
If you love baseball and you’re not following Productive Outs, you’re doing Tumblr wrong.
The greatest Marlins player of all time, the legendary Exit Salida.
Boston Baseball Hack Day
Saturday, March 24, 2012
At The Boston Globe
135 Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA
Are you a web developer, designer or a hack programmer who is interested in baseball? Or a passionate baseball fan with ideas?
Boston Baseball Hack Day is a one-day hacking event where area baseball geeks come together, form a team, and collaborate to create baseball-related Web Apps, Websites, Data Visualizations, etc. and bring an idea to life.
It is also a great to place to network and socialize among like-minded people.
At the end of the day, projects will be judged by area experts, and a brief awards ceremony will conclude the event.
I still hate the Red Sox. But this is wicked awesome.