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Q&A: Travis Sawchik on ‘Big Data Baseball’ and the rise of the Pirates through analytics

February 19, 2015

When the 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates broke not only a 20-year streak without making the playoffs but also a 20-year streak of losing records, it wasn’t just a one-year fluke. Pittsburgh would be back in the postseason a year later, and as teams report to spring training this week, the Pirates are once again aiming for… Read more

Announcing a 1-on-1 Discussion with New MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred!

February 6, 2015

On January 25, Rob Manfred began his tenure as the 10th Commissioner of Major League Baseball. At SSAC15 on February 27, he’ll take the stage at the BCEC for a special conversation with MLB Network host and SSAC veteran Brian Kenny. Attendees will be treated to a discussion covering a wide range of topics, including Commissioner Manfred’s vision… Read more

What We’re Reading: February 6

February 6, 2015

We can’t get over the last play either. Five days after the Patriots won the Super Bowl, the debate continues over the Seahawks’ last offensive play call, which saw a Russell Wilson pass intercepted by Patriots defensive back Malcolm Butler: Worst call of all time or good decision, bad results? Read more

Announcing SSAC15 Live Webcast!

February 6, 2015

For those of you who cannot make it to Boston, we are excited to announce that we will again be livestreaming the Conference on our YouTube channel. Read more

Q&A: Previewing Super Bowl XLIX with Brian Burke of Advanced Football Analytics

January 30, 2015

When we’re done with everything about atmospheric pressure, media silence and other sources of outrage, there will be a football game to play, and it should be a good one. The Patriots and Seahawks are seen in Las Vegas on near even terms, and Super Bowl XLIX is an attractive matchup of teams that have… Read more