Coverart for item
The Resource Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution, Brian Kenny

Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution, Brian Kenny

Label
Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution
Title
Ahead of the curve
Title remainder
inside the baseball revolution
Statement of responsibility
Brian Kenny
Title variation
Inside the baseball revolution
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Brian Kenny{u2014}outspoken MLB Network host and commentator{u2014}uses stories from baseball{u2019}s present and past to examine why we sometimes choose ignorance over information, and how tradition can trump logic, even when directly contradicted by evidence. Forget batting average. Kill the 2Win.3 Say goodbye to starting pitchers. And please, please stop bunting. In Ahead of the Curve, Brian Kenny shows how baseball has been revolutionized{u2014}not destroyed{u2014}by analytical thinking. Most people who resist logical thought in baseball preach 2tradition3 and 2respecting the game.3 But many of baseball{u2019}s traditions go back to the nineteenth century, when the pitcher{u2019}s job was to provide the batter with a ball he could hit and fielders played without gloves. Instead of fearing change, Brian Kenny wants fans to think critically, reject outmoded groupthink, and embrace the changes that have come with the 2sabermetric era.3 In his entertaining and enlightening book, Kenny discusses why the pitching win-loss record, the Triple Crown, fielding errors, and so-called battling titles should be ignored. He also points out how fossilized sportswriters have been electing the wrong MVP{u2019}s and ignoring legitimate candidates for the Hall of Fame; why managers are hired based on their looks; and how the most important position in baseball may just be 2Director of Decision Sciences.3 Ahead of the Curve debunks the old way of analyzing baseball and ushers in a new era of straightforward logic. Illustrated with unique anecdotes from those who have reshaped the game, it{u2019}s a must-read for fans, players, managers, and fantasy enthusiasts
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution, Brian Kenny
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Herd -- 2. Good looking beats good pitching -- 3. The will to (not) win -- 4. The Epiphany -- 5. The Godfather -- 6. What you don't know, will hurt you -- 7. The tyranny of the batting average -- 8. The W -- 9. The Save -- 10. Bullpenning -- 11. When bad contracts happen to good people -- 12. Hall of Fame -- 13. Triple Crown - a love story -- 14. The mis-education of the voting sportswriter -- 15. The '41 MVP - Blind squirrels find nut -- 16. Department of Decision Sciences -- 17. The year of getting smart -- Epilogue
Control code
sky2ocm79174616
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 353 pages
Isbn
9781501106330
Lccn
2015039474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Ahead of the curve : inside the baseball revolution, Brian Kenny
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Herd -- 2. Good looking beats good pitching -- 3. The will to (not) win -- 4. The Epiphany -- 5. The Godfather -- 6. What you don't know, will hurt you -- 7. The tyranny of the batting average -- 8. The W -- 9. The Save -- 10. Bullpenning -- 11. When bad contracts happen to good people -- 12. Hall of Fame -- 13. Triple Crown - a love story -- 14. The mis-education of the voting sportswriter -- 15. The '41 MVP - Blind squirrels find nut -- 16. Department of Decision Sciences -- 17. The year of getting smart -- Epilogue
Control code
sky2ocm79174616
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 353 pages
Isbn
9781501106330
Lccn
2015039474
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

Library Locations

  • Bay Village BranchBorrow it
    502 Cahoon Road, Bay Village, OH, 44140, US
    41.483485 -81.925143
  • Beachwood BranchBorrow it
    25501 Shaker Boulevard, Beachwood, OH, 44122, US
    41.480023 -81.497353
  • Berea BranchBorrow it
    7 Berea Commons, Berea, OH, 44017, US
    41.365417 -81.852933
  • Brecksville BranchBorrow it
    9089 Brecksville Road, Brecksville, OH, 44141, US
    41.314242 -81.625908
  • Brook Park BranchBorrow it
    6155 Engle Road, Brook Park, OH, 44142, US
    41.398961 -81.822208
  • Brooklyn BranchBorrow it
    4480 Ridge Road, Brooklyn, OH, 44144, US
    41.434584 -81.735896
  • Chagrin Falls BranchBorrow it
    100 East Orange Street, Chagrin Falls, OH, 44022, US
    41.433688 -81.389189
  • Cuyahoga County Public LibraryBorrow it
    Parma, OH, 44134, US
    41.402929 -81.697346
  • Fairview Park BranchBorrow it
    21255 Lorain Road, Fairview Park, OH, 44126, US
    41.444123 -81.855905
  • Garfield Heights BranchBorrow it
    5409 Turney Road, Garfield Heights, OH, 44125, US
    41.415980 -81.603165
  • Gates Mills BranchBorrow it
    1491 Chagrin River Road, Gates Mills, OH, 44040, US
    41.520518 -81.404415
  • Independence BranchBorrow it
    6361 Selig Drive, Independence, OH, 44131, US
    41.377420 -81.647054
  • Maple Heights BranchBorrow it
    5225 Library Lane, Maple Heights, OH, 44137, US
    41.418085 -81.569649
  • Mayfield BranchBorrow it
    500 SOM Center Road, Mayfield Village, OH, 44137, US
    41.556180 -81.440920
  • MetroHealth Service PointBorrow it
    2500 MetroHealth Drive, Cleveland, OH, 44109, US
    41.462588 -81.697468
  • Middleburg Heights BranchBorrow it
    15600 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH, 44130, US
    41.372112 -81.807860
  • North Olmsted BranchBorrow it
    27403 Lorain Road, North Olmsted, OH, 44070, US
    41.413533 -81.924630
  • North Royalton BranchBorrow it
    5071 Wallings Road, North Royalton, OH, 44133, US
    41.331242 -81.721667
  • Olmsted Falls BranchBorrow it
    8100 Mapleway Drive, Olmsted Falls, OH, 44138, US
    41.374492 -81.910033
  • Orange BranchBorrow it
    31975 Chagrin Boulevard, Pepper Pike, OH, 44124, US
    41.459072 -81.453511
  • Parma BranchBorrow it
    6996 Powers Boulevard, Parma, OH, 44129, US
    41.383683 -81.732021
  • Parma Heights BranchBorrow it
    6206 Pearl Road, Parma Heights, OH, 44130, US
    41.393477 -81.760631
  • Parma-Snow BranchBorrow it
    2121 Snow Road, Parma, OH, 44134, US
    41.404912 -81.697401
  • Richmond Heights BranchBorrow it
    5235 Wilson Mills Road, Richmond Heights, OH, 44143, US
    41.539892 -81.491299
  • Solon BranchBorrow it
    34125 Portz Parkway, Solon, OH, 44139, US
    41.380120 -81.435601
  • South Euclid-Lyndhurst BranchBorrow it
    1876 South Green Road, South Euclid, OH, 44121, US
    41.509537 -81.520366
  • Southeast BranchBorrow it
    70 Columbus Road, Bedford, OH, 44146, US
    41.394488 -81.534121
  • Strongsville BranchBorrow it
    18700 Westwood Drive, Strongsville, OH, 44136, US
    41.316980 -81.832314
  • Warrensville Heights BranchBorrow it
    4415 Northfield Road, Warrensville Heights, OH, 44128, US
    41.441084 -81.526114
Processing Feedback ...