## ODonnellWeb – Tag Baseball

A Defense of the Humble Box Score

Posted on 04/02/2018 in misc • Tagged with Baseball

Box scores

With the start of MLB season comes the annual challenge of keeping up with all the important baseball news. Back in the olden days you would open up your local newspaper to the sports section. If you lived in a baseball town you got in-depth coverage of the hometown team …


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Faith Rewarded + 14

Posted on 03/10/2018 in misc • Tagged with Baseball

Final out 2004 World Series

14 years ago the Boston Red Sox were heading into the 2004 sense with renewed optimism. Even though the sting of Aaron F'ing Boone's extra inning game 7 HR had not quite faded, the Red Sox had added Curt Shilling and Keith Foulke to the team, and there was reason …


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Herd Immunity From Criticism

Posted on 04/08/2017 in misc • Tagged with Baseball, Education, Finance

Cherry Blossoms

Last week I finished reading Ahead of the Curve, Inside the Baseball Revolution, which is a book about the dramatic changes in evaluating baseball talent in the last decade or so. Don't worry, this isn't a nerdy baseball article, although I suspect many of you would be perfectly OK with …


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Out Of My League by Dirk Hayhurst

Posted on 12/27/2016 in misc • Tagged with Books, Baseball

Out Of My League by Dirk Hayhurst

Dirk continues the story he started in The Bullpen Chronicles, detailing life as a fringe prospect hanging on as the 25th guy on the major league roster. It’s far more absurd than you might think. The 26th guy is in AAA, living …


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Bigger Than the Game by Dirk Hayhurst

Posted on 12/05/2016 in misc • Tagged with Books, Baseball

Bigger Than The Game: Restitching a Major League Career by Dirk Hayhurst

Bigger Than The game is Hayhurst’s 2nd full season in MLB, which ends up being an entire season on the DL. It’s darker than his previous books, diving into issues of team chemistry when you are …


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What if I was born to run in the grass

Posted on 11/20/2016 in misc • Tagged with Books, Music, Baseball

Catching up on a few recently completed book. Or not completed, as the case may be.

Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen

It’s a much better song than a book. Bruce wrote a book much like his concerts, long and rambling. He desperately needed a strong armed editor on …


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