Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-16

Data overload from #socialmedia Check out @visible_tech CTO’s advise on harnessing social data in @infomgmt http://ow.ly/1LhOh #BI # First question failures on Millionaire: This would be my worst nightmare. http://bit.ly/dd78TS # Great post by SF's Catcher Bengie Molina on poor journalism by #ESPN and (implied) East Coast bias. http://bit.ly/cOFHU7 #

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Details on the Great Griffey Slumber

I wish the title of this post was “the Great Griffey LUMBER.” But that’s certainly not been the case this season. He’s batting .201, slugging .234, and has 0 HRs and 2 doubles. He belongs in AA (or better, retired). So what happened last week when Ken Griffey Jr. fell

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Tea Parties and Thomas Paine

I recently read Made in America by Bill Bryson, which was a fantastic book about how the English language in the US has evolved. As a lover of US history, I relished Bryson’s inclusion of rich nuggets of trivia and minutiae that reminded me of AP American History class. One

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-09

A radio show caller referred to the #Mariners as the worst team in the worst division. Yeah, that's about right. # Have an AT&T phone? Your service is actually getting worse. Nice chart. http://bit.ly/d0nmC9 # Attempted to buy watercress for a seared scallop salad. Accidentally bought "Urban Cress." Not the

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Mariners win % and errors

Bill James’s “Pythagorean Expectation” for estimating baseball teams’ win percentages is one of my favorite sabermetrics. The formula is simple and powerful: It is also remarkably accurate. It would suggest a 42% win % for the Mariners so far this season, and they’re actually 11-14 (44%). Not bad. However, for

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Bench Griffey

It’s May, we’re a month into the baseball season, and the great Ken Griffey Jr. experiment has failed. There are no bad dogs, but it’s time to move on and place Griffey squarely on the bench (or, frankly, release him). The plan was to have Griffey in a platoon at

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-05-02

It’s time to bench Griffey. Jack Zduriencik and Don Wakamatsu: here’s all the data you need… http://bit.ly/9bnEjx #Mariners Mel Kiper Sophomore. Brilliant! RT @melkiperthe3rd Liked my neighbor a lot until I saw him run for the elevator. 4.92. That’s a problem. How can I join the LOST Social Network, and

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