Tim Washer. Keynote Speaker + Event Emcee


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Onion Sports Network: GOOMF



A-Rod Past Prime, Unable To Match Asinine Public Embarrassments Of Years Past

I played Senior Baseball Analyst Jim Ridgeway on the Onion Sports Network’s new series Get Out Of My Face — such a blast to work with this team.  I had the chance to work with one of the SportsDome anchors on a Super Bowl commercial for Dunkin Donuts.



Onion: Baseball Superstar Accused of Performance-Enhcancing Genie Use

If you’re not familiar with The Onion, read what The Economist says about it. My debut on the Onion News Network satirizes the loud, ESPN-type talk shows.

Sabermetrics: There’s no crying in baseball

My most interesting connection to baseball is that my father is the Presbyterian minister who officiated at Roger Clemens’ wedding.  Also, one of the kids attending dad’s first church in Alvin, TX grew up to be the wife of Nolan Ryan.  Unfortunately, neither of these connections resulted in free game tickets.

Moving on…  in our new video podcast “The Future of Baseball” I learned about sabermetrics from Tom Davenport,  one of my former b-school professors.  I owe Tom a huge debt of gratitude, and I think maybe still a term paper.  It was fun to catch up with him after 10 years and reminisce about his IT class.  But he refused to change my grade.

In the podcast, IBM’s Bill Pulleyblank talks about how companies can apply the science of sabermetrics to manage risk.  Hmm, we should have published this before October.  A fun fact about Bill — he had an acting role in the movie Silver Streak, with Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor.  True.

For more, check out Tom’s book, Competing on Analytics and his blog.

There's no crying in baseball.