The Results are In…Who Cares?

Earlier this year, I was listening to an NPR interview where the person being interviewed was explaining the difficulties associated with conducting political polls these days. Of course, my first thought was “then just stop trying” because I hate getting those ridiculous cold calls, not to mention robo-calls. The problems being discussed ranged from the... Continue Reading →

On-Base-Slugging and Education

Earlier today I was listening to NPR’s Morning Edition when Rachel Martin was talking to Mike Pesca (slate.com) about the Houston Astros’ decision to favor On-Base Plus Slugging (OPS) over the better understood Batting Average. Perhaps OPS is a better indication of a batter’s hitting value, but it’s not the kind of thing that is... Continue Reading →

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