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The Resource Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution, Brian Kenny

Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution, Brian Kenny

Label
Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution
Title
Ahead of the curve
Title remainder
inside the baseball revolution
Statement of responsibility
Brian Kenny
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • MLB Network host and commentator Brian Kenny uses stories from baseball's present and past to examine why we sometimes choose ignorance over information, and how tradition can trump logic, even when directly contradicted by evidence
  • Emmy Award-winning sportscaster Brian Kenny wants to reshape the way we think about baseball. The biggest proponent of sports analytics in the mainstream media, Kenny says that groupthink and tradition are standing in the way of smarter, better baseball. Ready to go to the next level? Try the following: Kill the win: It's a team statistic, not a pitching statistic; Ignore errors: they are a vestige of 19th-century baseball with almost no effect on today's game; Forget starting pitchers: "bullpenning" is the best way to use your pitching staff; The sacrifice bunt is good strategy--if you like scoring fewer runs; If your closer is your best pitcher, use him when needed, regardless of inning; Stop hiring managers based on their looks; Don't ever sign a big-money free agent. Kenny shows why blind spots and biases cause us to cling to strategies that belong in the nostalgia bin. Digging deep into baseball history, he explains how the game has evolved and why it's time to ditch outmoded thinking and herd mentality. Ahead of the Curve points the way to the future of baseball.--Dust jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
796.357
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV867.3
LC item number
.K46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution, Brian Kenny
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The herd -- Good looking beats good pitching -- The will to (not) win -- The epiphany -- The Godfather -- The tyranny of the batting average -- Kill the win -- Kill the save too -- Bullpenning -- When bad contracts happen to good people -- Hall of Fame -- Triple Crown--a love story -- The mis-education of the voting sportswriter -- The 1941 MVP--blind squirrels find nut -- Department of Decision Sciences -- The year of getting smart
Control code
ocn930068047
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 353 pages
Isbn
9781501106330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930068047
Label
Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution, Brian Kenny
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-333) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
The herd -- Good looking beats good pitching -- The will to (not) win -- The epiphany -- The Godfather -- The tyranny of the batting average -- Kill the win -- Kill the save too -- Bullpenning -- When bad contracts happen to good people -- Hall of Fame -- Triple Crown--a love story -- The mis-education of the voting sportswriter -- The 1941 MVP--blind squirrels find nut -- Department of Decision Sciences -- The year of getting smart
Control code
ocn930068047
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
viii, 353 pages
Isbn
9781501106330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)930068047

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