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Ryan Armbrust

  • joined Feb 12, 2008
  • last login Nov 06, 2013
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Though I was born, raised, and continue to live in the great state of Nebraska, I've been a big Oakland A's fan as long as I can remember.

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  • MLB Oakland Athletics
  • NFL Seattle Seahawks
  • NCAAF Nebraska Cornhuskers
  • NCAAB Nebraska Cornhuskers
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Huskers at Texas-Arlington

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There goes the undefeated season... The Huskers took the first game of the double-header against New Mexico by the score of 6-2, and then proceeded to have the tables turned on them and dropped the...

Opening Day for the Huskers

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It's finally here. The Huskers open their 2007 season today, with Omaha in their sights. Of course, on a clear night, anyone in Lincoln can see the lights of Omaha over the horizon to the...

Husker Profiles: Catcher and DH

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The last two positions in my series of profiles are two of the most specialized. Catcher and Designated Hitter. Coincidentally, there may be some overlap between the two positions.-----Catcher -...

Husker Profiles: The Bullpen

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With the Huskers opening their baseball season on Friday, it's time we finish up the player previews. I'll run down the bullpen today, while catchers and DH candidates will be previewed tomorrow.-...

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Ted Gilmore the lastest to leave

Ted Gilmore, the Huskers wide receivers coach for the past two seasons, is going to take a job with the Raiders. Lane Kiffin wants him aboard, and while it's not yet official, it's going to be...

Husker Profiles: Starting Pitchers

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This is the fourth in a series of short profiles of the projected starters for the 2007 Nebraska Baseball team. Through the magic of words, I'll swing around the horn, touch home, run around the...

Batting Average on Balls in Play

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Every few months, I've found that I'll develop a fondness for a particular statistic. I'll constantly reference it to try and prove some point I want to make. I'll throw everything into a...

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A's Round-table: Part Five

For this edition of the round-table, I've asked the following question: ----- Is Oakland's defense as good as most people assume, or is it overrated? ----- I was expecting some dissention, but most...

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A's Round Table: Part Four

For this edition of the round-table, I've asked the following question: ----- Can Mike Piazza adjust to the differences of being a DH facing American League pitchers? ----- I was surprised at how...

Husker Profiles: The Outfielders

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This is the third in a series of short profiles of the projected starters for the 2007 Nebraska Baseball team. Through the magic of words, I'll swing around the horn, touch home, run around the...

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A's Round-table: Part Three

The round-table series has a new addition, and I'm sure you'll all recognize him. AN's fearless leader has stepped in to offer a few words. For this edition of the round-table, I've asked the...

Husker Profiles: Middle Infielders

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This is the second in a series of short profiles of the projected starters for the 2007 Nebraska Baseball team. Through the magic of words, I’ll swing around the horn, touch home, run around the...

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A's Round-table: Part Two

If you missed the first one, here's an explanation: Over at The Pastime, I've asked a few of my friends to share their views on five questions I think that are on the minds of A's fans coming into...

Husker Profiles: Corner Infielders

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This is the first in a series of short profiles of the projected starters for the 2007 Nebraska Baseball team. Through the magic of words, I'll swing around the horn, touch home, run around the...

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A's Round-table: Part One

Over at The Pastime, I've asked a few of my friends to share their views on five questions I think that are on the minds of A's fans coming into this season. I got a great response (including AN's...

National Perspectives on Big 12 Baseball

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As the Husker baseball season draws near, you're going to be seeing a lot more of me around Corn Nation. I'm going to do my best to keep you updated and informed on the Husker baseball team in...

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Nebraska Baseball Begins the Spring Early

Photo by Ryan ArmbrustIt's eight in the morning, and it's cold. Sixteen degrees, according to the thermometer in my car. It's clear and still in the early morning hours, and the sun is just...

Obscure and Invented Statistical Records from 2006

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One of the things that I love about baseball is the idea that you could attend 162 games a year for 50 years, and be virtually guaranteed to see something new every game.If that can happen on a...

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A's Grand Unified Projection: Pitchers

For those that liked the unified batter projections, here are the pitcher projections. http://thepastime.net/2007/01/16/the-grand-unified-projection-pitchers/ It projects the top starting four to...

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A's Grand Unified Projection: Batters

There are a few major projection systems out there that all claim to be the best. They all present plausible theories and evidence that they're more accurate than the others. PECOTA seems to have...

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The Streak Finder

As some of you (such as Jeff Sackmann) may have noticed, the fine folks who run Baseball-Reference introduced the Play Index a few months ago.The Play Index basically takes all the goodness of r...

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Umpire graphs

In a game where everything is analyzed and analyzed again, I've always found it odd that there has been very little work done (that I know of) with umpire's statistics. After all, umpires are...

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Umpire graphs

In a game where everything is analyzed and analyzed again, I've always found it odd that there has been very little work done (that I know of) with umpire's statistics. After all, umpires are...

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Nebraska Baseball Preview

I just wrote up a short preview of Husker baseball at my site, The Pastime. I wanted to share it with you all here, but I'm having formatting problems with my HTML tags not being accepted by...

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Oakland Stat-meters

A couple months ago, with baseball-thinking time to spare on my hands that I hadn't anticipated (dang Tigers...), I started working on a way to visualize some of a hitters' stats. I wanted a way...

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Nebraska back in the polls

Well, the Huskers are back in the polls. #25 in most of them.The Coaches' Poll has the 'skers ranked #25, between #24 Maryland and unranked Clemson.BCS: unranked (#26?) AP: #26 (#25 BYU, Nebraska,...

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If they make it... I'm there.

Here's the deal. If the A's win the ALCS, I'm coming to Oakland. I can get a round trip place ticket to Oakland, from Omaha, on Southwest for $360. I'll come in Saturday morning and leave Monday...

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Kurt Suzuki & USA get into Olympics

The USA defeated Panama yesterday to qualify for the 2008 Olympics, the last to have baseball as an Olympic sport. Unlike 2003, when a 1-0 loss to Mexico excluded the USA from the 2004 Olympics, an...

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The New Bigscreen

Has anyone else seen it yet?As I've been walking around campus this week, I've noticed that it's visible from nearly everywhere. It's possible to stand in front of the Union and watch the game on...

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6/23 Link Dump: Failed IBB Edition

First off, did anyone else see the Marlins game last night? Back to back pinch hit home runs in the 9th to tie the game from being down 5-1, and then in the 10th, Miguel Cabrera got the go ahead...

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