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By eweek  |  Posted 2007-10-30
 
 
 

10 Technologies for the New Yankees Manager

Joe Girardi was just hired as the new manager of the New York Yankees, in part because he embraces the use of statistics and technology. Here are 10 pieces of technology he can use to help the Yanks recapture baseball’s most coveted crown (for the 2

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Business Intelligence App

You need to know which players actually perform when your team is in a close game late in the season. In other words, which one isn’t Alex Rodriguez.

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Graphical Reporting Tools

Graphical reporting tools: Even stat heads have trouble with spreadsheets. Do you really think bullpen coach Joe Kerrigan can use one?

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Video Search

Video search: Derek Jeter when he’s swinging right. Derek Jeter when he’s swinging right. Derek Jeter when he’s swinging right. Derek Jeter when he’s swinging wrong. How many hours of watching tape is really prod

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Data Warehousing

Data warehousing: How well did Red Sox left fielder Manny Ramirez hit right-handers on cloudy, windswept Saturday afternoons in July, assuming Manny was wearing his doorag but not his baggy pants. How much data did you want to save

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Enterprise Search

Enterprise search: When was the last time that Red Sox Manager Terry Francona called two consecutive pitch-outs during one-run games? Are you sure enough to send the runner in the ninth inning?

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3-D Visualization

3-D visualization: How would you rather show someone how a knuckleball moves through a 3-D rendering of the strike zone? By making whooshing sounds while fluttering your hand in front of your face? Or showing a three-dimensional vi

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Enterprise Wiki

Enterprise wiki: How is having the accumulated experience of all those coaches helpful to you when they take managerial positions with other clubs?

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IP Video Cam

IP video cam: How else can you be sure the guy you have warming up in the bullpen is really executing his pitches?

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Encrypted E-Mail

Encrypted e-mail: You never know when the Red Sox might go on a phishing expedition. (What? Youve never heard of Bill Belichick?)

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Twitter

Twitter: Can you think of an easier way to send the hit-and-run sign to the third-base coach?

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