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Baseball games are too slow, too long, so damned long, and, like my seven-year old daughter getting dressed in the morning, taking forever. Despite the headlines, there’s one aspect of the game that has actually worked to speed the game up: how umpires call balls and strikes. As one piece of evidence, Brian and I found that, in the bottom half of extra innings, calls tend to favor whichever team is closer to winning.

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I taught the following courses at Skidmore College:

  • MS 104: Intro to Statistics
  • MS 204: Statistical Methods (Github)
  • MS 210: Data Visualization and storytelling (Github)
  • MA 204: Probability (Github)
  • MS 276: Statistics and Sports (Github)
  • MS 376: Mathematical Statistics
  • MS 240: Regression