From the Bleachers

  • From The Bleachers

    The long and short of it... so far

    By Mark Rush

    I’ve posted several times on long v. short-term patterns.  Willie Sperberg provided some fantastic analysis of long-term trends and their short-term application.  Peter Kreutzer more recently gave a super analysis of month-by-month swings in pitcher performance.

    What’s really cool about all this (for the geeks among us) and important (for other geeks among us) is that we are really diving into some resolidal statistical analysis.  But, we get to do it using stuff and data from something we all love—baseball.

    Don’t underestimate the importance of this.  In one of my other lives, I step into a phone booth and come out teaching stats at gunpoint to undergraduates who really, for …

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Over the past decade, Ron has been an innovator in designing challenging, new fantasy game formats. At, he tested and launched games like Rotisserie500 and Quint-Inning. Here at Shandler Park, you will be able to play some of his creations. For 2014, the focus will be on one-month leagues.
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After nearly three decades of pioneering serious fanalytic research in the annual Baseball Forecaster, at and USA Today, Ron Shandler has built Shandler Park as his new home for creating, playing and talking about the game. Find out more....

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