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0 Short Relief: Small Blessings of Baseball by Nathan Bishop, Patrick Dubuque and David Temple
0 BP Unfiltered: Vote for the SABR Analytics Research Awards by BP Staff
1 BP Unfiltered: LAST DAY to Vote for the SABR Analytics Research Awards by BP Staff
0 BP Unfiltered: SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards Finalists: Vote Now by Baseball Prospectus
2 BP Announcements: SABR Analytics Conference Research Awards Finalists: Vote Now by Baseball Prospectus
21 Manufactured Runs: SABR and the Importance of Preserving Sabermetric History by Colin Wyers
3 Manufactured Runs: The Phillies President Speaks to SABR by Colin Wyers
1 BP Announcements: Cooperstown, SABR Team Up to Create New Scouts Interactive Database by Joe Hamrahi
21 Skewed Left: Saberizing the Gold Gloves by Zachary Levine
1 BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 157: SABR Analytics Conference Recap by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller
2 BP Announcements: Vote Now for the SABR Analytics Research Awards by Joe Hamrahi
10 Prospectus Hit and Run: Rattling SABRs in the Desert, Part II by Jay Jaffe
7 Prospectus Hit and Run: Rattling SABRs in the Desert, Part I by Jay Jaffe
0 BP Unfiltered: SABR 41 Live Blog, Day 3 by Colin Wyers
4 BP Unfiltered: SABR 41 Liveblog, Day One by Colin Wyers
0 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus and SABR Present Citi Field Saturday - August 20, 2011 by Joe Hamrahi
7 BP Unfiltered: (Belated) SABR Day 2011 Recap...With Video! by Joe Hamrahi
7 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus SABR Day Summit Official Program by Joe Hamrahi
23 BP Unfiltered: Baseball Prospectus SABR Day Summit by Joe Hamrahi
3 BP Unfiltered: SABR Offers Discount to BP Readers by Joe Hamrahi
0 Prospectus Q&A: Bill Nowlin by David Laurila
0 Remembering Doug Pappas by Maury Brown
0 Schrodinger's Bat: Rainy Days and Sundays by Dan Fox
0 Prospectus Matchups: Pop Quiz, Hotshot by Jim Baker
0 Schrodinger's Bat: Thinking and Rethinking, Part 1 by Dan Fox
0 Prospectus Today: The Flailing Phillies by Joe Sheehan
0 Can Of Corn: Mail Call by Dayn Perry
0 Prospectus Feature: 2002 STATLG-L Internet Hall of Fame by Neal Traven
0 The Daily Prospectus: July 2, 2002: SABR 32 by Joe Sheehan
Nathan on waiting for spring, Patrick on an unexpected bonus of replay, and David on going to SABR.
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February 13, 2015 1:01 am
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This was my third year attending the annual convention of the Society for American Baseball Research—in this case, the 43rd such event. It is one of the social highlights of the year for a community that essentially suffered a diaspora at birth—it’s never been easier for baseball researchers to communicate, but every so often it’s vital to actually bring them together under one roof, and SABR is a vital way of doing that.
There are panel discussions, keynotes, presentations, posters, and committee meetings. There are also discussions in hallways and on escalators and in line at cheesesteak vendors and in bars… well, okay, mostly in bars. And those ad hoc interactions are at least as important as the formal events, if not more so. I’ve tried to recap the
formal events, at least the ones I found of suitable interest. But it doesn’t really do enough to capture the sense of what the thing is. So let’s talk a bit. I don’t mean so much talk about SABR, although I’ll do that plenty. I mean let’s talk like we’re at the bar, with room to meander and ruminate and think about larger things. Now, obviously, I’m going to be doing most of the talking here to start, but a few of my victims from the hotel bar on Saturday night can tell you that’s pretty typical of being at SABR too. Read the full article... A review of the keynote address at this week's SABR convention in Philadelphia.
It may seem incongruous to some to have David Montgomery, president of the very traditional (and sometimes openly disdainful of sabermetrics)
address the crowd at SABR. But it really shouldn’t. Sabermetrics is named in homage to SABR, but while Bill James’ admiration for SABR is returned by many of its members, it is a very traditional organization as well. Its membership skews very old – even older than the 2013 Phillies, believe it or not. And while you’ll find a diversity of interests at SABR (including some interested in sabermetrics, in fact), on the whole it skews heavily toward an appreciation of baseball history. The Phillies too share an appreciation for baseball’s historical record, apparently up to and including using it as Philadelphia Phillies a reason to sign Delmon Young. So it really is a good fit.
Montgomery opened by welcoming everyone to “his city” of Philadelphia, saying, "This is a very passionate sports town, which is great if you happen to work in sports. Well for the most part, it’s great.” He got more than a few laughs from that. He then went on to discuss the “cycles” of the Phillies, talking about the high points of the franchise (including the recent run of success. He did not elucidate where the 2013 Phillies were in the cycle, however.)
Read the full article... More than 14,000 scouting reports available through online companion to Museum display
A special group of people near and dear to my heart will finally get recognition this year as the Baseball Hall of Fame opens up its Diamond Mines exhibit honoring professional and amateur scouts. Thanks to the work of my esteemed SABR colleagues Rod Nelson, the late Jim Sandoval, Ted Turocy and Sean Lahman, data linking more than 11,000 players with the names of their signing or recommending scout will now be available to the general public. I've seen the work first-hand, and it's truly some amazing stuff. Below is the full press release of today's announcement. Read the full article...
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March 13, 2013 5:00 am
Gold Glove voting is getting a statistical side. Is that something to celebrate?
So we won this weekend. At least I think we won. At least I think they told me we won.
It was announced that the Gold Glove Awards will add a metric component to the traditional voting of major-league managers and coaches, a presumed victory for everyone who prefers the analytical and objective over the judgment of the human eye.
Ben and Sam discuss Ben's trip to Phoenix for the SABR Analytics Conference, covering the sabermetrics of marketing, clubhouse chemistry, knuckleballers, bullpen usage, the WBC, Kyle Lohse, and other topics along the way.
February 8, 2013 12:55 am
The 2012 SABR Analytics Research Awards recognize the best baseball researchers of the year
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March 26, 2012 3:00 am
Detailing some of the major panels at the first SABR Analytics Conference and soaking in some spring training action.
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