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Friday Nerd Blogging: Baseball Edition

March 16, 2012

Yesterday, long-time Duck of Minerva contributor Bill Petti taped an on-field segment for “Clubhouse Confidential” on the MLB Network! For the non-baseball nerds, MLB = major league baseball.

It’s great to see Bill using his methodological and analytical skills in this way. This is not his first appearance on the program to provide sabermetrical analysis.

Most of the time, Bill uses his talents in his “work with senior executives at various pharmaceutical, financial, and consumer packaged goods companies to help them align their human capital and processes with their overall strategy to drive top and bottom line results.”

I quoted that from Bill’s website only because this baseball fan is jealous and envious (path not taken and all that). Good work Bill.

One style question: should viewers be worried that Bill finds everything “interesting”?

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Rodger A. Payne is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. He serves on the University’s Sustainability Council and was a co-founder of the Peace, Conflict, and Social Justice program. He is the author of dozens of journal articles and book chapters and coauthor, with Nayef Samhat, of Democratizing Global Politics: Discourse Norms, International Regimes, and Political Community (SUNY, 2004). He is currently working on two major projects, one exploring the role of narratives in international politics and the other examining the implications of America First foreign policy.