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TrackMan Inc. is seeking a qualified web developer with a passion for sports and an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team as a Developer of Baseball Applications.

Our good friends at TrackMan are looking for help. Check out the job description below, and if you're interested and qualified, email your resume in Word format with sample work to kp@trackman.dk.  Sample work should detail your contribution if not solely developed by you. Let the guys know Baseball Prospectus sent you!

TrackMan Inc. is seeking a qualified web developer with a passion for sports and an entrepreneurial spirit to join our team as a Developer of Baseball Applications.  This is a ground floor opportunity in an established nimble company working at the intersection of sports and technology.    

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After a momentary hiatus, the Baseball Prospectus Prospect Tracker rises once again.

The Baseball Prospectus Prospect Tracker has returned!

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August 17, 2010 10:45 am

Under The Knife: 998

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Will Carroll

The Injury Expert's magic number is down to two for a career column milestone and he has further discussion of a controversial supplement.

On Monday, I wrote about the conflict of interest between Liberty Media owning a supplement company that sells substances on MLB's banned list and owning the Atlanta Braves. I want to clarify a couple things. First, Liberty Media is a giant conglomerate of assets, of which both Bodybuilding.com and the Atlanta Braves are just a small part. It's not "wrong" to sell supplements, just a conflict of interest if you also happen to own a baseball team. Also, I want to be very clear that I'm not removing the responsibility for taking the banned substance from those players that have tested positive. MLB provides a list of products and Jack3d, Oxy Elite Pro, and "any product that contains Methlyhexaneamine, DMAA, dimethylpentylamine, geranamine, Geranium oil, or extract" are specifically noted. Agents were warned as well in a memo sent out from the MLBPA with specific warning about "Jack3d" after a series of recent positive tests. MLB teams have athletic trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, and more resources available for athletes to check substances before taking them and putting themselves at risk.

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September 10, 2008 11:33 am

On the Beat: Playing it Out and Looking Ahead

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John Perrotto

Woe is the Padres, Houston hangs by a thread, Blue Jays in flux, and rumors and rumblings from across the land.

The Padres find themselves in a far different position than they've been in the previous four Septembers, trying to spoil the chances of their southern California rival Dodgers in the NL West race. They have four games left against the division leaders, including the finale of a three-game series tonight at Petco Park.

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November 21, 2007 12:00 am

6-4-3: ESPN and MLB

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Gary Huckabay

When the answer to "who's now?" becomes "not you."

The term "jump the shark" has become common parlance for an entire generation that wasn't even forced to watch Happy Days. Not that I'm that old, but a whole bunch of crap that would be relegated to the low 300s on DirecTV used to be on network television, and people watched it, primarily because there were only about five TV offerings available, even in big markets. But since we're condemned, as a species, to always view the past through sepia-toned or rose-colored lens, we tend to think that the dreck we used to consume is somehow more virtuous and wonderful than it really was.

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May 30, 2007 12:00 am

The Big Picture: Dynamic Pricing

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David Pinto

A little economic creativity could help teams capture more revenue while making the live baseball experience cheaper for fans.

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January 12, 2007 12:00 am

Under The Knife: Bonds Tests Positive

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Will Carroll

Breaking down what we know and don't know about Barry Bonds' positive test for amphetamine usage.

According to sources in Quinn's story, Bonds tested positive for a "strong stimulant," one that may have been the result of a supplement. While Bonds is unlikely to have taken the classic "greenie," there are several amphetamine-like substances that have been found in legal supplements. Remember two things here: legal and banned are two different things, and an athlete is responsible for whatever he/she puts into his/her body.

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September 11, 2006 12:00 am

The Ledger Domain: Place Shifting and the MLBAM

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Maury Brown

Following up on his blackout article, Maury introduces a new technology that empowers users, but could cause problems down the road for MLB.

We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.
--Vincent Canby

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January 2, 2004 12:00 am

Under The Knife: The Ephedra Ban

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Will Carroll

Earlier this week, the Federal government banned products containing ephedra, the dietary supplement which was linked to the death of former-Orioles' pitcher Steve Bechler last spring. This ban gives athletes, trainers, and anyone else currently using products containing ephedra 60 days to clear out their inventory and rebuild around products containing other thermogenic agents. And yet, while the ban is intended to keep people from using ephedra, products containing the dietary supplement are already flying off the shelves in some areas. The reason? Because despite its pitfalls, products containing ephedra are still very effective at helping individuals lose weight. That said, ephedra is not the only thermogenic agent. The pill that Bechler took, Xenadrine RFA, was removed from the market voluntarily by its manufacturer and replaced with a similar product that did not contain ephedra. In fact, on the Xenadrine webpage, the manufacturer states that the new product is more effective without ephedra. What, then is powering this 'more effective' thermogenic? According to the manufacturer...

And yet, while the ban is intended to keep people from using ephedra, products containing the dietary supplement are already flying off the shelves in some areas. The reason? Because despite its pitfalls, products containing ephedra are still very effective at helping individuals lose weight.

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For all these reasons, I spend a fair amount of time pulling out my hair and shouting profanity at my television when I see the promotion of Major League Baseball.

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