17
JUN
2015

Crime and Punishment

If you get caught stealing signs in baseball—the original baseball data theft—your baseball punishment is a fastball to the ribcage. If you steal second base when your team is up ten runs, you also get a fastball to the ribcage. If you steal another player’s roster spot by taking...
11
JUN
2015

The Road Ahead

Recently someone from my hometown got drafted and a slew of people—many i’ve not talked to in decades—came out of the woodwork, asking if I’d talk to the young man about what to expect on the professional journey. Short answer: Bad locker rooms, peanut butter and jelly, and hard,...
19
MAY
2015

Fire Away

Firing John Gibbons will most likely change nothing for the Blue Jays. If you don’t already know this simple truth, then you are probably one of the fans out there who wants to be mad at something and you don’t really care what that something is. Yet, even if John Gibbons gets...
01
MAR
2015

Chasing The Sun

Shots of temples, beaches, and a lot of beautiful people.
01
MAR
2015

The Flower Market

Day one in India, over. Travel time to get here was about 36 hours in total with flight, layovers, and standing in lines factored in. I’m still jet-lagged, but here is what I can tell you from my short time in country: First, in India, size does matter. I mean that in terms...
27
FEB
2015

Johan Santana, No Thanks.

What do the Blue Jays need right now? A left fielder. What did they get? A broken down, soft-tossing left hander. Go Jays! With all do respect to former two time Cy Young winner Johan Santana, he ain’t what he used to be. However, he is what the Blue Jays would like him to be....
26
FEB
2015

Saunders Injury More Costly Than You Think

I other news, Michael Saunders was in good spirits at the start of spring training. His calm, and generally quiet demeanor is a much needed balance to the lively, spark plug that is Jose Reyes, and upbeat, cheerleading styles of Russell Martin. He’s the quiet player’s role model,...
24
FEB
2015

The Zaun Factor

I like Zaun. I honestly do. That doesn’t mean I don’t know what he is, or how he is, it just means that, all things being equal, I do respect what he’s done in the game and find him personable, honest, and—despite what anyone might think considering his comments...
10
FEB
2015

Lets Talk India

In a few days I’ll be off to India for my international MBA sanctioned business trip. I’ll tour some local and multinational businesses, including KPMG and Ford India. I’ll see the sights, meet the local government officials in charge of vetting international...
08
FEB
2015

Feb 7th

2015. I’m a little late for posts about new years resolutions, but I feel like that’s what this is. Maybe that’s what every post is when you take a long time to write posts—a post about how you resolve to write more posts. Grad school sucks the life out of you...