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Postmortem: Chicago Fire (1) at San Jose Earthquakes (5)

OTF contributor Daniel Casey asks “Then why are your having fun for?” after a 5-1 loss to San Jose…

Chicago Fire

I've Got a Crush on You, Data

Over the weekend, I watched Academy-nominated Moneyball, a 2011 film adaptation of Michael Lewis’ national best-seller Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game… 590 more words

Big Data

Ruben Amaro Jr. or Billy Beane: Who Was the Better Baseball Player?

The General Manager for the Philadelphia Phillies, Ruben Amaro Jr., has scorned the fans with several seasons of questionable moves. Re-signing elderly players and trading away the farm, he has backed himself into a corner with Phillies fans approaching carrying pitchforks, torches, and baseball bats that unlike the team can actually make contact. 441 more words

Philadelphia Phillies

Big Data is coming alive, sports leading the way | #SportsDataSV

Big Data is coming alive in a very real way in Northern California. SiliconANGLE’s John Furrier and Wikibon’s Jeff Kelly sat down with top figures of the professional sports teams that call the Silicon Valley area home and discussed how their teams have embraced emerging technologies aimed at achieving successful front office operations, providing enhanced player and draft statistics on the field and improving the overall fan experience. 1,268 more words


The New World Order of Sales and Marketing

Last week in a small restaurant in San Francisco, 35 founders and thought leaders from the @polarisvc portfolio and beyond gathered for an intimate discussion about the future of sales and marketing. 637 more words


Moneyball finally comes to VC

I have been intrigued for years that a huge financial sector has continued to rely on intuition while industry after industry has discovered that using analytics give you a better chance to succeed. 908 more words

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7th Rule in Baseball

One of the philosophies discussed in ‘Moneyball’ was walks or base on balls. If you were paying close attention, you heard Brad Pitt’s Character, Billy Beane, talking to some of his ball players about getting the starter out by the 5th inning. 421 more words