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SABR played a major role in changing the statistical analyses MLB teams use today.
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A deluge of Arizona set in for Day 4 of Spring Training, both in the pouring of water and of statistics. With all outside games being cancelled, the new ground game of Major League Baseball was situated inside a few gigantic downtown Phoenix Sheridan conference rooms. This is where sport

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The Society of American Baseball Research’s 2013 Analytics Conference presents the Business of Baseball Panel. Moderated by Dan Migala, the panel includes Barry Kahn (Qcue, Inc.), Dan Derlan (VP, Research, MLB), Andrew Miller (SVP, Strategy & Analytics, Cleveland Indians), Zaheer Benjamin (Director of Financial Planning, Phoenix Suns). Discussion examines revenue

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Author Bill James presents the keynote speech at the 2013 Society of American Baseball Research’s 2nd Annual Analytics Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, March 8, 2013. James discusses the history of the S.A.B.R. organization, some of the challenges, opportunities of the research and always examining “the question.”

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2013 Society of American Baseball Research Analytics Conference: Moderated by MLB Network’s Brian Kenny, panel includes Chicago Cubs GM Jed Hoyer, Chicago White Sox GM Rick Hahn, and Texas Rangers VP/GM Jon Daniels. Discussion looks at scouting, trends in baseball, how to judge performance and manage risk.

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Arizona Rattlers President talks ticket sales, marketing in the complex environment of Arena Football.

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The Phoenix Coyotes are an NHL hockey club based in the Phoenix suburb of Glendale. They play at Jobing.com Arena.
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The definitive part of Day 3 at Cactus League Spring Training for me was being able to see why those of us in the sports industry do all of this. It happened long after all of the interviews of the day had taken place, and turned what was mundane into

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My interviews took me all over the map.
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Sabermetric Confusion Syndrome (SCS) – The ability to overuse sabermetrics analysis terms to fit whatever measurement or to abuse any pre-determined outcome. The oddity of this Spring Training adventure is that there are several times I find myself talking baseball, yet nowhere near a field. That conundrum may confuse many,

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I was the proud owner of a press pass, because, my friends, Tao of Sports is a new form of press!
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By Troy Kirby How the day ended was both unexpected and fun. Let me explain at the beginning, because otherwise the end and middle make little sense. Tempe Diablo Stadium is Spring Training home to the Los Angeles Angels. I had an early podcast appointment with Angels Director of Baseball

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General Patton Memorial Museum
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I decided in mid-January to venture on a road trip excursion from Sacramento to Phoenix for Spring Training, then back for the Big West Basketball Tournament at the Honda Center in Anaheim. By the end of it, I will have logged over 1,500 miles in the car. Perhaps that’s excessive

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#Social4TixSales is one of my first ventures into hashtag discussions. It’s creator, @KTSportsmarketing Ken Troupe became one of my first podcast guests. So, when I was asked to be part of the college ticketing talk today, I obliged. I found some of the exchanges interesting. The only issue I have

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