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  • joined Mar 17, 2008
  • last login Dec 14, 2012
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I'll Be Hoping For the Big One Out of the Blue

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Only tangentially related to the Cubs, but an interesting story nonetheless about finding a press pass to Game 2 of the 1929 World Series buried in a book that had been handed down over the years.

NYT article on Carlos Silva

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The New York Times just ran a short article on Carlos Silva and how the deal (at the moment) isn't looking too bad for the Cubs.

Fangraphs.com assessment of Cubs 2006-2009 draft choices

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Pretty much what I titled the link, Marc Hulet over at Fangraphs.com gives his assessment of the last four years of Cubs draft picks.

NL Central news: Berkman to DL

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Going to 15-day DL - will miss the Cubs series starting Monday.

This photo was taken at the Cubs game vs. the Cards on Friday. I thought the sentiment might have...

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This photo was taken at the Cubs game vs. the Cards on Friday. I thought the sentiment might have been a little premature, but it worked out in the end. You can see the rest of my photos from that game. This one is a good one.

Pretty self explanatory. I'm putting Dan Uggla and Brad Lidge on notice for their performance in ...

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Pretty self explanatory. I'm putting Dan Uggla and Brad Lidge on notice for their performance in yesterday's All-Star Game. Created using this generator, hosted at Flickr.com.

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lineup optimization using Cubs 2008 ZiPS projections

Back in 2006, I got it into my head to try my hand at writing a simulator for the express purpose of optimizing lineups. It would go through all 9! permutations of the lineup and actually play...

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Project 3000 pledge update

Way back at the beginning of the season, MerigoldBowling posted a diary asking people to pledge money to Project 3000. (You can find it here, or access it from the front page under BCB Specials in...

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Photos from Cubs @ Astros, 12 Sep 2007

Just got back from the ballpark and got my photos uploaded. Courtesy of my boss, I had great seats about 30 rows back from home plate slightly off to the 3rd base side. They were giving out Biggio...

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Photos from Astros@Cubs, 1 September 2007

Proof that the BCB Ticket Exchange works!Many thanks to Aaron for selling me his tickets. It was a good game, and an absolutely beautiful day to be out at the ballpark.h...

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Photos from Wrigley Field

I managed to get to two games last week while I was in Chicago. Both were losses, so I'm not doing particularly well this year. I took photos at both.Florida Marlins, 28 May 2007 (Memorial Day) ...

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PECOTA projects Zambrano

Mike Pindelski over at Beyond the Box Score takes a look at the PECOTA projections of Carlos Zambrano:http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/story/2007/4/13/81153/7909They are a little pessimistic about...

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Where can I find reliable spring training stats?

Does anyone know where I can find some reliable spring training player stats? The Cubs website, as of 5pm on March 6th, appears to be incorrect. I checked, and Murton is listed as being 0 for 6...

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Retrosheet notes

For those who care, I managed to help Dave Smith over at retrosheet.org get the redirects working for the player pages.Old links used to look like this:http://retrosheet.org/boxesetc/Pkoufs101.htm h...

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OT: Save Boston

In light of the ridiculous "terror" scare in Boston, someone has made this game.http://dyewell.com/saveboston/It's marginally baseball related, as it contains a couple of sound clips like "Save...

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Updated stats on Murton after yesterday's DH

Not to start a flame war or anything, but I was poking around the Cubs website looking at stats, and it seems yesterday's performance by Murton moved him a little further up the ladder of Cubs...

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King Kaufman on Dusty Baker

http://www.salon.com/sports/col/kaufman/2006/06/28/wednesday/index.htmlKing Kaufman is the sports columnist over at Salon.com.Anyway, the entire article is about Dusty - is he a good or bad...

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Photos from Minute Maid Park, 5 June 2006

Photos from the Cubs victoryI had seats out in right field; section 154, row 10, seats 17-18 (my girlfriend also attended; sadly she's an Astros fan). The ticket above is autographed by Matt...

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photos from 10 April 2006 (Rangers @ Angels)

Here are some photos from last Monday's game against the Rangers. Thanks to those who suggested that the upper view seats weren't that bad; they really weren't, and after seeing where the other...

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Sight lines @ Angels Stadium

I'm going to be visiting the area next week, and was hoping to catch a game, as I'd like to eventually make it to all the major league ballparks. Can anyone tell me how the seats are in the upper...

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results of lineup simulator

As mentioned in this diary, I wrote a lineup simulator in C to run through all 9! permutations. I tested it against the 2005 Astros. The full results are here (6.8 MB gzipped text file), but here...

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lineup simulator in C

This is probably only of interest to a very few select people here, but I've finished the first version of my lineup simulator that I mentioned in this diary. The code is here. See this post for...

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ground into double play?

I'm writing a simulator in C, based around the core idea of salb918's simulator in MATLAB, for the purpose of evaluating lineups. Currently I'm using PAs, BB, hits, 2B, 3B, HR, SO as the stats....

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