A look at motion capturing fielders in action through FIELD f/x, those scruffy/plucky Giants and their remarkable comeback, plus a look at AFL prospects and an LGFT AFL manager.
First and foremost, the baseball nerd stories of the day:
- In Baseball, It Pays to Be a Data Nerd - WSJ.com : When the San Francisco Giants battled the St. Louis Cardinals on Monday, Major League Baseball used motion-analysis software as part of a broader campaign in sports to crunch numbers on an athlete's motion.
- MLB Fan Cave applications for 2013 are under way | MLB.com: News : Want to drop everything in your life and watch baseball non-stop for up to 6 months in NYC?
The World Series matchup is set: Team Beard versus the Motor City Kitties
Another Indian employee has won a major award, this time Johnny Goryl.
News from the Arizona Fall league:
- Tribe prospects getting extra work in AFL | indians.com: News: Some of the Indians' best prospects, including Ronny Rodriguez, are currently getting in extra work in the Arizona Fall League.
- Matt Williams using AFL as managerial stepping stone | MLB.com: News: Aspiring to be a Major League manager someday, D-backs third-base coach and LGFT Matt Williams is gaining valuable experience in the Arizona Fall League, skippering the Salt River Rafters.
And in other news:
- Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona says hiring right pitching coach is critical | cleveland.com: DUH.
- Cleveland Indians settle wrongful-death lawsuit stemming from collapsed inflatable slide | cleveland.com : While the settlement amount in the wrongful-death lawsuit was not disclosed, a Cuyahoga County judge ordered the company that set up the slide to pay the plaintiff $3.5 million.
- The Padres are moving in the fences at Petco Park for 2013 | MLB.com: News: Dimension changes are officially coming to Petco Park in 2013, changes the Padres hope will allow their downtown ballpark to play more fair offensively moving forward.