Baseballs Unwritten Rules Are Bullshit, Says This MLB Pitcher

When David Ortiz hits a home run, his leisurely trot around the bases is just shy of a professional wrestlers ring entrance. The crowd goes wild, his bat is raised for the first three steps, pyrotechnics follow, music roars, somewhere a Yankee fan is being clobbered with a steel folding chair.

Ex-MLB pitcher Dick Haythurst, on why the so-called unwritten rules of baseball, like those about post-dinger strutting, are bullshit.

A Major League Pitchers Guide To Baseballs Bullshit Unwritten Rules.

Does Grouping Students By Ability Work? Be Nice To Know.

From Today’s Times: Grouping Students by Ability Regains Favor With Educators: Though the issue is one of the most frequently studied by education scholars, there is little consensus about grouping’s effects.Some studies indicate that grouping can damage students’ self-esteem by consigning them to lower-tier groups; others suggest that it produces the opposite effect by ensuring that […]

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How Eugenics Gets Legit

In the wake of the flap over Geoffrey Miller’s fat-shaming, a friend pointed me to a remarkable collection at the Cold Spring Harbor website, the Eugenics Archive. In one section on how eugenics ideas get traction, it offers a useful global reminder and a more specific warning: Science, or what is claimed to be science, is a product of […]

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