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News and Notes for Feb 23,2020
posted on Sunday, February 23,2020
Every now again I will post some bullet points that are generally too small for their own post. More like little Tweets merged together into an article.
The major rehaul of the site is complete and I am now able to focus more on features and data. Going forward, most projects will take on an incremental approach. That is, quick launch with minimal functionality with incremental improvements every few days. I like to work on several concurrent projects for a few reasons. (1) Big projects don't block progress of smaller ones. (2) I don't get bored. (3) Different projects suit different brain states. If I'm feeling tired, I can work on something mindless. If I've had coffee, I can code. If I'm stuck without wi-fi, I can bridge players. There can be as many as 15 "lanes" open at one time. It might mean slower deployment for data but it means bigger projects stand a chance. The High School Baseball section continues to grow daily. Currently I have stats or rosters for 1104 teams. Check in periodically to see this number grow. The TBC PREMIUM section now has the option to merge the "Other Stats" with the regular season stats. College Summer League, Playoffs, Spring Training, AZ Fall League, Australia etc. All the stats that are not considered part of the regular flow of MLB/Minor/Indy/College regular seasons. PREMIUM subscriber will also soon get access to our PLAYER NOTES feature. Subscribers can keep notes on players and either keep them private or share them with other subscribers. TBC will also be adding public notes as well. This can be for scouting purposes, fantasy or if you simply want to contribute to the general knowledge of a player. It will be deployed within a couple of weeks. TBC PLAYER TRACKER subscribers can now add a player to their tracker directly from a player page. It will be in the player bio section under TBC APPS. "Add to Daily TRACKER". Don't forget to subscribe to the TRACKER to get a daily email with your subscribed player's stats from the prior day. The Mexican League almost broke TBC. They split their 2018 season into 2 separate seasons... 2018.1 and 2018.2 which meant the year now became a float data type instead of an integer. Argggh. There are a few players in baseball with Iconic baseball first names. Jeter, Gehrig, Maddux and Ripken. It made me wonder if there are players with these names who do not play baseball and never did, much to their baseball-loving parents disappointment. Is it a given that with these names, that the pathway to high-level competitive baseball is paved in gold? The TBC Facebook page has been deleted. I'm not a dinosaur and I do see a purpose for Social Media but it doesn't suit me or TBC. The TWITTER page is still active but it is essentially dormant. Speaking of Smokey and the Bandit, this is one of my favorite sequences of all time! Here are some fun names I found in my database: General McArtur. We salute you! Burt Reynolds, the Bandit! (Smokey is here too). Eli Moron. He's Colombian. Maybe its pronounced Moh-Ron.