I’m going to write a novel ….

I’m going to write a novel and get it published. I’m going to do it because writing a novel is worthwhile and because I have the talent to do it. I’m going to do it because I have something important to say to the world. I refuse to let anything get in my way.

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Lou Gehrig’s Speech (with a twist)

As a former first baseman and the son-in-law of a man who suffered from Lou Gehrig’s disease for many years, this video has a special significance for me. We often hear the famous part of the speech (“I consider myself to be the luckiest man on the face of the earth”), but it was nice to hear it in a more complete form. I hope you find it as poignant as I did when I first watched it.

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Rick Barry and the Underhand Free Throw

This is a fascinating video about NBA Hall-of-Famer Rick Barry and his use of the underhand free throw. In the video, he at least partially answers one of the questions I’ve always thought I’d like to ask him – if he tried to teach the skill to his sons and why they didn’t use it. There was a surprise on that front near the end of the video. Your browser does not support iframes. One thing that surprised me was when Steve Blake didn’t seem to know how high a percentage Rick Barry consistently shot using the underhanded approach. I’m […]

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Does Pablo Sandoval Have One of the Best Eyes in Baseball? What?

I noticed an article in the Wall Street Journal yesterday which surprised me. The article described a statistic I had never thought about before – a comparison between the number of balls a hitter takes vs. the number of strikes taken. The article contends that hitters who take more balls than strikes have better eyes at the plate. Seems logical, doesn’t it? But when you look at the top 10 major league players in this statistic, there is at least one surprise. Brandon Belt of the Giants is listed fifth on the list. For every strike he takes, he also […]

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A Digital Media Strategist Will Evaluate Your Analytics System

This is the eighth and final article in an eight-part series which describes the role of a digital media strategist in improving the website operations of a company or organization. Actionable analytics are the lifeblood of any online operation. Without analytics, you will have no way of knowing whether or not you are accomplishing your goals. You will also not be able to perform tests to improve your operations so that your goals are accomplished sooner and more efficiently. And without actionable analytics, you will not be able to make consistent improvements to your online operations. In many ways, I could have […]

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