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8/17 - 8/18 in Boston, MA: Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball plus a BP Afterparty!

Tickets are now on sale for two amazing events in Boston on August 17 - 18, sponsored by Baseball Prospectus:

* The third annual Sabermetrics, Scouting, and the Science of Baseball conference, which features presentations from an incredible lineup of speakers including Brian Bannister, Vince Gennaro, Keith Woolner, Tom Tippett, Alan Nathan, and BP Staff including Harry Pavlidis, Doug Thorburn, Ben Lindbergh, and Dan Brooks

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WIth a city grieving, baseball came through.

The role of sports during times of tragedy has been debated in the wake of the Boston Marathon bombings. How can one cheer, yell, and feel joy in a time so filled with sadness? I suppose the answer is up for each of us to decide on our own, but it seems that, in times such as these, when heartbreak and fear have touched us so deeply and it’s all we can do to not break down and cry, sports has the power to help unite us in common purpose. It can alleviate, however slightly, our sadness, and through that, can help us feel a little less sad and a little less alone. Maybe that’s putting too much on it, but that’s the way I feel.

On Saturday the Red Sox returned home for the first time since the bombings at the Boston Marathon. On a sunny Saturday afternoon in an exhausted and shaken city a baseball game was played. And it was perfect.

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