Kevin Tenenbaum writes:
I wanted to let you know about a hackathon that we will be hosting at Camden Yards on February 5th, 2016. This event is a great opportunity for your students to use their statistics, data science and computer science expertise to find novel solutions to problems that Major League Baseball teams deal with every day. Our hope is to excite as many students and researchers as possible about the potential applications of statistics and data science in baseball.
Regular readers will know I was a big Orioles fan back in the late 70s. My dad would take me once a year to Memorial Stadium. The first game we saw, I think Jim Palmer was pitching and he got knocked out in the 1st inning. The next year, he won 1-0 on a one-hitter (or maybe he lost 1-0 on a one-hitter, now I can’t remember). I also saw Rickey Henderson steal a base or two when the A’s came to play. That was just amazing. He got on base and everybody knew he’d try to steal. And he did. I was an O’s fan but everyone in that stadium wanted to see Rickey steal some bases.