The Answer Sheet: Baseball

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 03/12/2013

Does a quality education help you play baseball?

Washington Nationals, some of whom attended elite universities, answer the question.

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Tags:  Answers From The Washington Nationals, Baseball

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/10/2010

The truth behind the get-tough success stories in school reform

A teacher takes apart the myths surrounding Joe Clark and his baseball bat, Michelle Rhee and her broom, and the whole notion that bullying tactics can actually improve a school long-term.

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Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  joe clark, joe clark and baseball bat, michelle rhee, rhee and broom, school leadership, urban school reform

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 07/14/2010

How we evaluate relief pitchers and teachers

How is it that we are better able to evaluate baseball players than we are teachers?

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Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  baseball facts, bill james, evaluating baseball players, evaluating teachers, fplay, johan santana, teachers

Posted at 12:20 PM ET, 06/05/2010

About that baseball apology

If you need evidence that kids aren’t learning some of the most basic lessons of human courtesy, consider umpire Jim Joyce’s now-famous baseball apology.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:20 PM ET, 06/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  armando galarraga and jim joyce, baseball and apology, baseball and perfect game, baseball apology, galarraga, jim joyce, perfect game, umpire and call and perfect game, umpire apologizes, umpire blows call, umpire misses call