Category: Andy Andres

Bud Selig Retirement: MLB’s Competitive Balance Is Key To Commissioner’s Legacy, But Financial System Remains Imperfect

October 29th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, College of General Studies, International Business Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

In July, Bud Selig identified the parity fostered by Major League Baseball’s economic reforms as the defining legacy of his stint as league commissioner…

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“What if the Yankees had no penalties at all and could really spend what they could? They’d buy everybody and still make a ton of money. The luxury tax and revenue-sharing have clearly helped competitiveness. Without them, [spending] would be off the charts.”

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Why Peyton Manning’s TD Record Isn’t The Best Measure Of His Hall Of Fame Career

October 20th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, College of General Studies, International Business Times, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

From a purist’s perspective, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s record-setting 510 touchdown passes are skewed by the fact that he played his entire career in an era of unprecedented success for passing offenses throughout the NFL…

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“I think when you look at that total career touchdown pass number, it’s skewed toward newer folks. It’s really a big difference when you just count the number of touchdowns because [today’s NFL] is definitely more of a passing game.  Current quarterbacks are going to get a lot more touchdowns when you just add everything up.”

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Chat About Baseball Sabermetrics with Professor Andy Andres on Thursday at 11 a.m

June 4th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, Boston.com, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, Professor Extras 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

Interested in learning more about baseball analytics? Here’s your chance. Boston University professor Andy Andres, who just launched a free online course on edX.org entitled: Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics, will chat with Boston.com readers Thursday, June 5 at 11 a.m…

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The baseball employment revolution: Why thousands have signed up for a free online course

May 29th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, College of General Studies, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

Over the past month, since registration opened for the free online course Sabermetrics 101, a 13,464-person army of the curious, the dreamers, the scholarly and all other kinds signed up and turned a clever idea into a rousing success. The course launched Thursday morning. Nerdery went massively mainstream. The world did not end…

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“When I started, there were less jobs in baseball ops. Now there’s more. That’s just one factor. The other factor is when there were jobs, the only candidates really were ballplayers. If you look at the roster of people who are GMs or assistant GMs today, most of them come from D-I, D-II, D-III programs. That’s how you did it. If you played baseball, you could get the job. They would take the ballplayer over that guy. That’s what’s shifted. Now you can be a nerd-type who’s willing to plug away, and you can get that job.”

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New Class Introduces Students to Sabermetrics

May 28th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, College of General Studies, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

Summer vacation is almost here, and the last thing you probably want to think about is more school. But if you’re a baseball fan, there’s a course being offered by the online learning site edX that you might want to take a look at…

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“The idea is to gently show interested learners the tools needed to become a very proficient data scientist. Now, we don’t create proficient sabermetricians in six weeks. What we do is lay the foundation for people to become great sabermetricians if they want to.”

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Baseball Analytics Course through BU & EdX Allows Anyone to Learn Sabermetrics

April 7th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, BostInno, College of General Studies, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

This spring, baseball analytics professor Andy Andres will teach Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics through Boston University and the online learning platform, EdX…

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“Throughout the years I’ve been teaching [the course] in a small format, I always got emails – whenever there was publicity about the class – from people asking, ‘Can I take this class online?’”

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Local Stats Professors Share Mistakes to Avoid When Picking Your March Madness Bracket

March 18th, 2014 in 2014, Andy Andres, BostInno, College of General Studies, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

If simply staring at the official March Madness bracket has you breaking into a cold sweat — we get it. Hell, $1 billion is on the line, as is that 30-rack of Bud Light you promised your buddy if you lost and, more importantly, your dignity. Making an accurate bracketology prediction is imperative, albeit unbelievably difficult…

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“Avoid choosing favorite schools, mascots or any other peripheral aspect of the schools playing.”

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The Boston Professor Behind the Data of World Series Game 6

October 30th, 2013 in 2013, Andy Andres, College of General Studies, Newsmakers 0 comments

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When David Ortiz steps up to bat in Wednesday’s World Series Game 6, Boston professor Andy Andres will be in the Red Sox press box with the pressure on…

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“I have to pay close attention to all that is going on in the game so I can record it, and keep an accurate record of events and pitches.”

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Boston professor will record final out of Game 6 of the World Series

October 29th, 2013 in 2013, Andy Andres, College of General Studies, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andy Andres, College of General Studies

Boston professor Andy Andres will record the final out of the World Series’ sixth – and possibly final – game…

Contact info: 617-353-2884; landres@bu.edu; @sabermetrics101

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Are Alex Rodriguez’s best days behind the Yankees infielder?

June 14th, 2012 in 2012, Andy Andres, College of General Studies, Newsmakers, USA Today 0 comments

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We watch him add to his place in baseball history this week with his 23rd grand slam, matched only by New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig…

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