The Launch Angle: Baseballs secret weapon

Since the early 2000’s baseball has increasingly embraced analytics, data, and the sciences. In his 2003 novel Michael Lewis showed the world how the Oakland Athletics created a winning team on a limited budget through the use of analytics.

General manager Billy Beane was able to exploit inefficiencies in player evaluation — specifically players with high on base percentage to build a competitive team on a budget much lower than his competitors.  Continue reading

Baseballs most interesting man

Eric Thames initial stint in the big leagues did not go according to plan.  After debuting for the Blue Jays in 2011 Thames was found himself jobless only a few seasons later and decided to go the KBO (Korean Baseball Organization) to play for the NC Dinos. Leaving America a “4A” player, someone good enough to play in the minors but not the bigs full, Thames returned a God.

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