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Rob Neyer’s Powerball vs the Real Story of the 2017 Astros

I just finished (and greatly enjoyed) Rob Neyer’s Powerball, a book about the application of data analytics in the modern game, highlighting a 2017 game between the eventual World Series Champions Houston Astros and Oakland A’s. What stood out to me is how Neyer highlighted how the Astros had greatly improved offensively compared to the […]

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I Love Allen Iverson’s Humility

I’ve seen other articles or posts about Allen Iverson post-retirement and what stands out to me is how humble he is. He doesn’t hate on people, try to compare himself, complain. I have an original authentic Champion jersey from his rookie year, and this perspective makes sure I’m never tempted to sell it. This recent […]

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When an Option to Unsubscribe is really a F*ck You. (The Loot Company)

Recently, it looks like The Loot Company has taken over what used to be Loot Crate – I had purchased a crate long ago as a gift. As part of the takeover, they sent me this email highlighting that I could have my personal information removed from the database moving forward: Sounds good right? Here’s […]

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Yelp – Please Know Yourself

What is Yelp? From Yelp itself, it’s “Our purpose: To connect people with great local businesses“. This sounds good to me. So when I visited the Yelp home page today to…connect with a great local business, I saw this screen with a great photo. It looked like a great place to go and thus intrigued, […]

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What Happens When You Headbutt a Bee at 25 MPH?

(Above) That’s what happens – I was road cycling at a good pace yesterday and I felt something hit my forehead. I knew it was too soft to be a rock, and then suddenly, stinging pain – I had actually slammed into a bee, and as its last act, had injected me with its venom […]