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March 26, 2012 3:00 am

Prospectus Hit and Run: Rattling SABRs in the Desert, Part II

10

Jay Jaffe

Detailing some of the major panels at the first SABR Analytics Conference and soaking in some spring training action.

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Detailing some of the major panels at the first SABR Analytics Conference and soaking in some spring training action.

I can't do full justice to my trip to Arizona to participate in the inaugural SABR Analytics Conference, which took place from March 15-17 in Mesa, Arizona. Five days in all, part work, part working vacation—and rarely just vacation—the trip was pure sensory overload, a full immersion in a corner of the baseball universe with which I am quite familiar, but one whose size and scope have grown larger than I ever imagined. I couldn't possibly absorb it all, but what follows here and in the second installment is my best attempt to capture some of what I experienced.

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Day one of the convention in Long Beach.

4:22 pm: Daryl's main point: in 1960, Washington, D.C., was 54% African American. Imagine how successful that team may have been if Clark Griffith was smart enough to sign someone like Willie Mays or Josh Gibson earlier. It's an interesting point. --LG

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