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Polling Problems – The New York Times

first_imgFool us once …The polls were wrong again, and much of America wants to know why.- Advertisement – 4. Most of the easy solutions are probably not real solutions. Since Election Day, some campaign operatives have claimed their private polls were more accurate than the public polls. That seems more false than true. Biden, Trump and both parties campaigned as if their own polls matched the public polls, focusing on some states that were not really competitive and abandoning others that were close.- Advertisement – 5. Polls have still been more accurate over the last four years than they were for most of the 20th century. As pollsters get more information about this year’s election and what went wrong, they will try to fix the problems, much as they did in the past. A new challenge: In the smartphone age, poll response rates are far lower than they used to be.6. We journalists can do a better job of conveying the uncertainty in polls. Polls will never be perfect. Capturing the opinions of a large, diverse country is too difficult. And in today’s closely divided U.S., small polling errors can make underdogs look like favorites and vice versa. All of us — journalists, campaign strategists and the many Americans who have become obsessed with politics — shouldn’t forget this. We just got another reminder. Dozens of pre-election polls suggested that Joe Biden would beat President Trump by a wide margin, but the race instead came down to one or two percentage points in a handful of states. Polls also indicated that Democrats would do much better than they did in congressional races.So what happened? Here are six key points:1. In the last few years, Republican voters seem to have become less willing to respond to polls. Maybe that shouldn’t be surprising, given Trump’s attacks on the media, science and other institutions.- Advertisement – And my colleague Nate Cohn, who knows more about this subject than almost anybody, points out that a significant chunk of the error involved Hispanic voters. Nate has also discussed polling on episodes of “The Daily” and “The Argument” podcasts.Elsewhere: Sarah Isgur of The Dispatch says the problem isn’t about Trump voters who lie about their preference. Charles Franklin of Marquette University suggests the pandemic may have affected turnout in surprising ways. Kristen Soltis Anderson, a Republican pollster, notes that polls in many states will still be “incredibly close” to the final result.THE LATEST NEWSThe ElectionThe Virus Broadway is closed. It’s also everywhere.These are difficult times for live theater. The pandemic has shut down Broadway and many local theaters since March, leaving actors, stagehands and others out of work and fans missing the shows. But there is one way that theater is managing to thrive right now: Broadway has become a bigger source of televised entertainment.An incomplete list of recent and upcoming releases includes “The Prom,” “The Boys in the Band,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “West Side Story” and “Wicked.” The film version of “Hamilton” was so popular that it contributed to a bump in sign-ups for Disney Plus, The Verge reports. And in a Broadway first, a musical focused on the life of Diana, Princess of Wales is set to debut on Netflix before the stage production opens.Why is this happening now? One reason is streaming services’ “insatiable desire for content, even niche content,” Alexis Soloski writes in The Times. There’s also more mingling across theater, film and television than in the past. The playwright Jeremy O. Harris, who wrote “Slave Play,” signed a deal with HBO this year; Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who originally wrote and performed “Fleabag” as a one-woman play, signed one with Amazon.Some critics worry that film versions will cannibalize live ticket sales. But no film can entirely reproduce the experience of a live show. Just look at social media’s horrified reaction to last year’s movie version of “Cats.”The Times recommends: “What the Constitution Means to Me,” Heidi Schreck’s affecting play about the document’s impact on our daily lives.PLAY, WATCH, EATWhat to Cookcenter_img Morning ReadsModern Love: A man finds himself caught up in a global romance scam.The planet’s future: Climate change will be central to Biden’s presidency. Here’s what he plans to do about it.Lives Lived: Lucille Bridges braved abuse from white protesters as she and her 6-year-old daughter, Ruby, walked to an all-white school in New Orleans in 1960, crossing one of the segregated South’s most rigidly defended color lines. Bridges died at 86.Subscribers make our reporting possible, so we can help you make sense of the moment. If you’re not a subscriber, please consider becoming one today. Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up.Good morning. It’s another record day for virus cases. Obama’s memoir gets a glowing review. And we look at why the polls were wrong. 2. This phenomenon isn’t simply about working-class whites. Pollsters were careful to include more of these voters in their samples than four years ago, when the polls also missed, but it didn’t solve the problem. One likely reason: Even within demographic groups — say, independent, older, middle-income white women — people who responded to polls this year leaned more Democratic than people who did not.3. It’s also not just about Trump. Polls missed in several Senate races even more than in the presidential race, which means they did an especially poor job of finding people who voted for Biden at the top and a Republican lower down the ballot. – Advertisement –last_img read more

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MRT, LRT and Transjakarta limit passenger numbers, but resume normal operating hours

first_imgTopics : “We’ll manage our fleet so headway is shorter. MRT cars will arrive every five minutes during rush hour,” he said.Anies urges passengers to maintain distance while waiting for public transportation.”Every passenger should actively practice social distancing. We’ve seen examples in countries where people did not seriously implement social distancing and the virus spread very rapidly. It’s not only about obeying rules, it’s about protecting oneself, protecting others and protecting the public,” he said.Prior to the announcement, the Transportation Ministry’s land transportation director general, Budi Setiyadi, had asked the Jakarta administration to review the policy of restricting public transportation operational hours, saying that it was counterproductive to curb the spread of coronavirus.”I hope the Jakarta administration and the Jakarta Transportation Agency reevaluates the policy. As it has caused long lines and crowding in Transjakarta bus stops. It is counterproductive to the initial goal of preventing the spread of coronavirus in public transportation,” said Budi in a statementHe also said the ministry had urged all public transportation operators in the country to take preventive measures in curbing COVID-19 infections.”We urge [all operators] to tighten their health checkups, provide hand sanitizer, ask passengers to wear masks, reduce vehicle capacity and clean tap-on gates, vehicles’ seats, windows, doors, and handles with disinfectant,” he said. The Jakarta Transportation Agency announced Monday that the city’s public transportation, such as Transjakarta buses, MRT and LRT, would resume normal operations on Tuesday after a policy to restrict their operational hours in a bid to contain the spread of COVID-19 backfired, causing long lines at stations and bus stops.”We’ll resume normal operating hours but we’ll limit passenger numbers in each mode of transportation,” agency head Syafrin Liputo said on Monday.He said passenger capacity for the MRT would be limited to 360 passengers from 1,200 per trip, while LRT capacity would be limited to 80 people from 270.center_img “For Transjakarta, the passenger limit is 60, previously 150, in articulated buses and 30 passengers in normal buses, previously 80 passengers,” Syafrin said.He also explained that Transjakarta had modified its routes to focus on corridors with high demand.”With the new passenger limit, we will need to increase [bus] supply by 200 percent in corridors with high demand. It means [we’ll reduce service] in corridors with very low load factor,” he said.Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said resuming normal operations while limiting passengers was necessary to prevent crowding in stations, bus stops and on board public transportation.last_img read more

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China March exports slump slows to 6.6% y/y, imports down 0.9%

first_imgTopics : China’s exports fell 6.6 percent in March from a year earlier, while imports shrank 0.9 percent, a better than expected outcome as factories restarted production, though the global coronavirus health crisis looks set to keep trade under pressure over coming months.Customs data released on Tuesday compared with analysts’ forecasts in a Reuters poll for a 14 percent slump in exports. Shipments had dived 17.2 percent in January-February.Analysts had forecast a 9.5 percent contraction in imports, worsening from a slide of 4 percent in the first two months of the year. China posted a trade surplus of $19.9 billion last month, compared with the poll’s forecast for an $18.55 billion surplus, and a reversal of January-February’s deficit of $7.096 billion.last_img

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Stockland’s house and land packages are more affordable than the average established Greater Brisbane home

first_imgZane Cassim has purchased a 400sq m block at Pallara.New homes in some southeast Queensland suburbs are now more affordable than the average established home in surrounding areas.Latest figures from REIQ revealed Greater Brisbane’s median house price rose almost 2.6 per cent in the three months to December 2016, taking the median house price to $513,000.Stockland communities at Pallara, North Lakes, Stone Ridge at Narangba, Sovereign Pocket at Deebing Heights, and Vale at Holmview are all offering new home alternatives for thousands of dollars less than that figure.Home and land packages at Stockland communities start at $308,466 for a three-bedroom home at Sovereign Pocket at Deebing Heights, which is $204,534 below Greater Brisbane’s latest median house price.Even within the Brisbane local government area, house and land packages at Stockland’s Pallara community, 19km from the CBD, are priced at $454,870 which is $200,130 below Brisbane LGA’s median house price of $655,000.Zane Cassim has purchased a 400sq metre block at Pallara and is looking forward to building his new four-bedroom family home in July.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home6 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours ago“Affordability was definitely a key reason why I have chosen to build a new home at Pallara,” Mr Cassim said.“Property close to Brisbane city is usually $600,000 plus, so I’ve saved hundreds of thousands of dollars.“Pallara is in a fantastic location within close proximity of everything the city has to offer.”Stockland Queensland general manager Kingsley Andrew said the chance to secure a $20,000 Queensland First Home Owner’s Grant made it the perfect time for first home buyers to build a new home.“There is often a false economy in buying an older established home with a view to renovating it to suit the demands and lifestyle needs of modern living,” Mr Andrew said.“It is well documented that the cost per square metre of renovations usually far exceed the cost per square metre of building a brand new home.”Mr Andrew said by buying a new home, customers could choose exactly what they want in their new home.last_img read more

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Ronald Koeman informs KNVB he wants to join Barcelona

first_img Read Also: UEFA appoint match referee for Lyon vs Bayern UCL semi-final Reports from Voetbal also say that Barcelona representatives are in the country to hold talks with the KNVB. Voetbal have added that former Hoffenheim boss Alfred Schreuder is to move to the Camp Nou as Koeman’s assistant. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona chiefs are reportedly holding talks with the Dutch Football Federation (KNVB) as they seek to appoint Ronald Koeman as their new head coach. Quique Setien was relieved of his duties on Monday evening after a meeting between Barcelona’s board of directors at the Camp Nou. Koeman is currently the coach of the Netherlands, but has previously revealed that there is a special clause in his contract that would allow him to take over at Barcelona. This clause was able to be activated after Euro 2020, but the postponement of that tournament and the uncertainty surrounding international football mean that he should be able to take over at the Camp Nou now. On Sunday, Koeman was spotted at Barcelona airport, where he was flying home to the Netherlands having already held talks with Barcelona. The former Blaugrana defender was presumably flying back to his home country to hold talks over his exit from the KNVB.Advertisement Loading… According the Dutch press, Koeman has told the KNVB that he wants to join Barcelona. Promoted Content9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black HolesThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThese Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your DayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe20+ Albino Animals That Are Very Rare And UniqueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?The Rarest And Most Valuable Card In The Whole WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

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Januzaj becomes gym bunny

first_img Januzaj enjoyed a stunning breakthrough season under David Moyes last year, but he has struggled to make the United XI on a regular basis since Louis van Gaal took over. The 20-year-old has started just seven Barclays Premier League games under the Dutchman, although a change in formation – and the poor form of Angel Di Maria – means the Belgian has gained more playing time on the wings as a substitute recently. Adnan Januzaj has been spending extra time in the gym in an attempt to bulk up and become faster. Press Association Januzaj revealed recently that he prefers to operate as a number 10, but Van Gaal looks set to continue playing him out wide given that Di Maria is suspended for Sunday’s game against Tottenham. And the slight Belgian has been putting in the hard yards in the gym to ensure he is capable of taking on and beating defenders for pace. “I do a lot of work in the gym. I am trying to be faster and stronger so I can be tougher when I go out on the pitch,” Januzaj told United’s website. “I am doing a lot of short, sharp stuff so, when I turn a defender or go past a player, I can just get a few metres away from them with my acceleration.” United fans are used to watching fast wingers speed up and down the flanks at Old Trafford, but more often than not, they have been subjected to slow, unimaginative performances from their team this season. United may have lost just two of their last 18 Premier League games, but Van Gaal has come in for criticism because of the team’s style of play. Former Barcelona and Chelsea assistant, Henk Ten Cate, who spent a year with Van Gaal while he was doing his training badges, thinks United should stick with his compatriot though. “You have to give him time because, for me, he is one of the best coaches there is,” Ten Cate told talkSPORT. “I worked closely with him for one year when I was going through the stages to get my coaching licence. I saw what he was doing and the only thing he has to do is get used to the way of playing in England. “If the owners of the club gave him that much confidence and that much money to spend, it is not a good thing to say goodbye to the coach after one season because it is starting to become his team. “He needs a little more time but I am almost positive that he is going to surprise Britain with his (style of) football.” Ten Cate admits United’s play has not been up to Van Gaal’s standards so far, however. “I know him well and he is the kind of guy who doesn’t just go for results, he wants his teams to play good football. He has proved that in the past,” Ten Cate said. “Right now at Manchester United the way they are playing is absolutely not good. But it is not the style of Van Gaal.” last_img read more

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Woodlawn places second in bid for croquet title

first_imgMembers of the Woodlawn Croquet Club team, which finished second in its bid for a 2013 national title, are (from left) Charles Alexander, Fred Beck, Jeanne Fernald, Don Parker, Perry Mattson and Tim McCormick.WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. —They say turnabout is fair play.Such was the case this year for the Woodlawn Croquet Club in its bid for a fourth national championship in five years.Competing earlier this month at the National Club Teams Croquet Tournament, Woodlawn’s quest for the Division II Lyon’s Trophy was denied by the Mission Hills Croquet Club of Rancho Mirage, Calif., the team the Ellsworth-based club defeated for the trophy a year ago.A record number of 130 players from across the country competed in six flights, with three Woodlawn duos among them.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the first flight, Perry Mattson of Surry and Fred Beck if Brooksville placed fourth.In the second flight, Charles Alexander and Tim McCormick of Ellsworth placed eighth.Jeanne Fernald of Somesville and Don Parker of Hancock placed second in the fifth flight, losing to a team from the National Croquet Center 14-8 in the championship game.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Fenceviewer Staff Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all)center_img Bio Town report wins award – October 11, 2014 Latest Postslast_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press — A former Southern Miss linebacker has gone public with his coronavirus story as a warning to fellow millennials. The outbreak ended Dylan Reda’s plans to play and coach American football in the Czech Republic, and that was only the start of his problems. The 28-year-old took flights through London, Dallas and Orlando to reunite with his family in Florida days after feeling ill with what he thought was the flu. He later tested positive for coronavirus and now owes more than $20,000 in hospital bills. He has recovered, but has been criticized online for potentially endangering passengers, crews and airport workers.— Blake Snell, Juan Soto and Bo Bichette are among the baseball stars switching over to PlayStation with America’s pastime on hold. Thirty big leaguers — one from each team — have signed on to play a round-robin regular season on the MLB The Show video game with the real season on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. Snell, a Cy Young Award winner with Tampa Bay, will face Cincinnati reliever Amir Garrett in the opener Friday night. That matchup will air on Snell’s Twitch feed, and other games will be streamed via Twitch and YouTube with MLB Network host Robert Flores providing commentary.— New Jersey Devils defenseman P.K. Subban and the NHL are bringing something new to television Saturday for fans dealing with the isolation and hardships caused by the coronavirus outbreak. It’s NHL Hat Trick Trivia. Subban is the host of the weekly 30-minute show in which contestants will answer up to three hockey trivia questions for prizes, the top one being two tickets to any game next season. Everything is filmed remotely with Subban hosting the show from his living room in Los Angeles, in the house he shares with fiancee and Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn. Contestants are filmed at their homes and there is a guest player every week.— A Japanese sumo wrestler has tested positive for the coronavirus, further threatening postponement of next month’s Summer Grand Sumo Tournament, which has already been delayed. The Japan sumo association says a wrestler, whose name was not disclosed, has become the first confirmed case from Japan’s ancient sport. — The defending soccer champions in Belarus have started putting mannequins in the stands as fans stay away from stadiums because of the coronavirus. Dynamo Brest has been selling “virtual tickets” to games. Those give foreign fans the right to have a mannequin with a cut-out photo attached. It comes as fans at many clubs have said they will boycott games because the virus makes going to the stadium too risky. Keeping sports arenas open has been part of Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko’s unconventional approach to the coronavirus. He has said there is no need to close workplaces and public events.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Update on the latest sports Organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto says “I don’t think anyone would be able to say if it is going to be possible to get it under control by next July or not. We certainly are not in a position to give you a clear answer.”The Olympics were postponed last month with a new opening set for July 23, 2021, followed by the Paralympics on Aug. 24.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— The U.S. Olympic swimming trials have been rescheduled for June 13-20, 2021 in Omaha, Nebraska. The trials were initially scheduled for June 21-28 in a temporary pool at the CHI Health Center Omaha. The trials are the sole qualifier for U.S. Olympic team, with the top two finishers in each event earning a trip to Tokyo. The original 15-session, eight-day schedule will remain for the rescheduled trials.— Florida State offensive lineman Andrew Boselli says he and his famous father are both recovering from COVID-19. The son of former NFL lineman Tony Boselli writes on Florida State’s athletic department website that he dealt with the worst of the virus for about three days. The Seminoles lineman wrote he “spent days feeling miserable” and his healthy 47-year-old father with no underlying health conditions “spent three days in the intensive care unit.” Tony Boselli is now back home.center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSTokyo Olympic CEO uncertain whether pandemic will allow games in 2021UNDATED (AP) — The chief executive of the Tokyo Games says he can’t guarantee the postponed Olympics will be staged next year because the coronavirus continues to spread in Japan. The country issued an emergency declaration this week to battle the virus. April 10, 2020last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball opponent preview: What to know about Morehead State

first_imgSyracuse (1-0) opened the 2018-19 season in convincing fashion with a 66-34 win over Eastern Washington. The Orange were led by 20 points from Oshae Brissett and strong-pressure defense. Next up for SU: host Morehead State (1-0) on Saturday at 7 p.m. The Eagles opened the season with a 102-82 win over Kentucky Christian, a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school. The NAIA is a small colleges equivalent of the NCAA. Morehead State takes on Connecticut on Thursday night before traveling to Syracuse.Here’s what to know about the Eagles.All-time series: Syracuse leads, 2-0Last time they played: The Orange beat Morehead State, 110-69, on Dec. 28, 1987. Then-junior Sherman Douglas led the way for Syracuse with 29 points. Rony Seikaly added 15 rebounds. The two schools first met in the 1983 NCAA Tournament, and SU won by 15.The Morehead State report: In Morehead State’s opener against NAIA opposition, four Eagles scored in double figures: De’von Cooper, Malek Green, A.J. Hicks and Jordan Walker. Last year, Hicks and Walker were the two leading scorers for Morehead State.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Eagles pose less of a threat from 3-point land than Eastern Washington, as Morehead State made 32.3 percent from beyond the arc last year. That’s not offset with much size. Russian freshman Sasha Sukhanov is 6-foot-11, but no other Eagles player is taller than 6-foot-7. Sukhanov tied for the second-fewest minutes on Morehead State in its opening win, so he may not factor into the rotation much against Syracuse.Morehead State didn’t have too many positives in an 8-21 season a year ago. The two places KenPom.com ranked them somewhat highly in were free-throw rate and offensive rebound percentage, where the Eagles ranked in the top-100 in the country. The leading offensive rebounder is no longer with the team, but two 6-foot-7 forwards, Green and Lamontray Harris, averaged more than one offensive rebound per game last season.The Eagles were near the middle of the pack in both average possession length and percentage of 3-pointers attempted out of total field goals. So in that sense, the attack is balanced and Morehead State brings back its top four scorers.How Syracuse beats Morehead State: The Orange should have no trouble shutting the Eagles down. Even in its 102 points on opening night against Kentucky Christian, Morehead State shot 7-for-22 from 3-point range, 31.8 percent. If Syracuse doesn’t have to be concerned with floor spacing, it can focus on getting rebounds and limited second chances. Morehead State crashes the offensive boards aggressively, trying to compensate for its height with second chance opportunities. SU just has to grab the first rebounds.Last year, Morehead State played a ranked Xavier team on the season’s opening weekend and lost, 101-49. As long as Syracuse rebounds and Buddy Boeheim and Tyus Battle combine for better than Tuesday’s 4-for-21, SU should wind up in similar territory.KenPom odds: KenPom.com gives Syracuse a 98 percent chance to win, by an 81-58 score.Stat to know: 27.1 percentSyracuse held Eastern Washington to a 27.1 percent effective field goal percentage on Tuesday night, a ratio which accounts for 3-pointers added value. Most teams have played one game, so that’s second in the nation. One game stats aren’t especially significant, but the Orange were one of the country’s top defenses this year and held EWU to the lowest points in the Carrier Dome by an SU opponent ever on Tuesday. Incorporating new players hasn’t slowed down Syracuse’s defense yet.Player to watch: A.J. Hicks, guard, No. 0Hicks was the second-leading scorer (11 points per game) for the Eagles a season ago, along with leading Morehead State in assists and steals. The 6-foot senior did most of his damage from inside the arc, shooting 31 percent from 3 and only getting about a quarter of his field goals from beyond the arc. In Morehead State’s season opener, Hicks scored 10 points with six assists on 4-for-7 from the floor, including 2-for-4 from 3. He’ll have to run the show effectively against SU’s press and zone to keep the Eagles in the game. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 7, 2018 at 10:42 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3last_img read more

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Alexander: Joe Maddon’s Angels will be a hybrid of old school and new school

first_img“In the spring trainings with the Rays and Cubs, I was able to really incorporate a lot of my teachings I’d gotten from here in the past and put them into both of those situations. It turned out pretty well in both places. But the stuff that I’ll bring here is the stuff that I learned here in the late ’70s and the early to mid-’80s.”In other words, the Angel Way is back.“Today’s game, you talk about it being analytically heavy, and that’s wonderful,” Maddon said. “But analytical dudes don’t know how to teach the game. They know to provide you information, and then it’s up to good coaches to be able to teach the game. I don’t think people talk about that enough.”There is another trait that should serve Maddon, and the team, well.“The fearlessness,” General Manager Billy Eppler said, recalling his observations when Maddon was at Tampa Bay and Eppler was an executive with the Yankees. “He wasn’t afraid to step outside of convention. It’s funny, because I know I used the word ‘edgy’ in my intro of him … but he had conviction in what he was doing, he had a rationale behind it, so he could back it up.”Fearlessness encourages you to zig when others zag. That alone will make Maddon’s Angels far more interesting.jalexander@scng.com@Jim_Alexander on Twitter “Today’s game, everybody’s working off the same sheet of music. I think there’s a reason why fans have been turned off a bit by our game, and that’s because the game looks the same regardless of where you go. I want us to re-establish our own identity here, (where) we’re playing the analytical game but I want us to also play the Angels’ game, and for all these guys, who you are as a human being matters.“I’ve gone through this the last 15 years, I guess, between Tampa Bay and Chicago,” Maddon added. “And I know one thing when I talk to my guys: They do not want to be viewed as a number, and I don’t blame them. Ask any one of these guys (pointing to a number of Angels alumni sitting in the audience) how you would feel under that set of circumstances, where you’re only viewed as a mathematical equation.”This is going to be a tremendously interesting journey, even beyond the heartstring-tugging scenario of Maddon returning to the organization he called home for 31 seasons or the challenge of turning this situation around the way he did in his previous managerial stops with the Rays and Cubs.As owner Arte Moreno noted, “If you want people coming into the ballpark and you want people watching or listening, or reading, you want to be able to put a product out there. … We need to perform so when people come here, they have fun.”It will, of course, be tempting for baseball’s new school cognoscenti to go ballistic when Maddon says things like, “We’re gonna bunt this year, guys,” as he did Thursday. But it’s worth a reminder that Maddon was dabbling in analytics in this organization long before every franchise had its own Research and Development division. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield PreviousNew Angels manager Joe Maddon does an interview with MLB Network following his introductory news conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)New Angels manager Joe Maddon does an interview with MLB Network after his introductory press conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels general manager Billy Eppler, left, and team owner Arte Moreno, right, introduce Manager Joe Maddon during a press conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsAngels General Manager Billy Eppler, left, and team owner Arte Moreno, right, help new manager Joe Maddon don a jersey during a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)General Manager Billy Eppler during a press conference announcing Manager Joe Maddon at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels Manager Joe Maddon address the media and Angels employees during a press conference introducing him at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels Manager Joe Maddon address the media and Angels employees during a press conference introducing him at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Past Angels player, including Rod Carew, center, Mike Witt and Jim Abbot, attend a press conference introducing Joe Maddon as the team’s new manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels Manager Joe Maddon address the media and Angels employees during a press conference introducing him at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)New Angels manager Joe Maddon points to General Manager Billy Eppler as he talks about them working together during a press conference introducing Maddon on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)General Manager Billy Eppler during a press conference announcing Manager Joe Maddon at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels Manager Joe Maddon address the media and Angels employees during a press conference introducing him at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels owner Arte Moreno after a press conference introducing Joe Maddon as the team’s new manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels Manager Joe Maddon address the media and Angels employees during a press conference introducing him at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels manager Joe Maddon chats with Albert Pujols after a press conference at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels Manager Joe Maddon after a press conference introducing him as the new team manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels Manager Joe Maddon does an interview with MLB Network after a press conference introducing him as the new team manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)New Angels manager Joe Maddon waits to begin another interview following his introductory press conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels Manager Joe Maddon chats with visitors to a press conference introducing him as the new team manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)Angels Manager Jaye Maddon, left, wife of new Angels Manager, Joe Maddon, General Manager Billy Eppler and Angels owner Arte Moreno during a press conference introducing Joe Maddon as the team’s new manager at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)General Manager Billy Eppler during a press conference announcing Manager Joe Maddon at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, on Thursday, Oct 24, 2019. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)ANAHEIM, CA – OCTOBER 24: Joe Madden walks on to the field for a press conference to be introduced as the new manager of the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on October 24, 2019 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)New Angels manager Joe Maddon speaks to the media during his introductory news conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)Jaye Maddon applauds as her husband Joe Maddon is introduced as the new manager of the Angels during a press conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)New Angels manager Joe Maddon takes more questions from the media after his introductory news conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)New Angels manager Joe Maddon takes more questions from the media after his introductory news conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)New Angels manager Joe Maddon does an interview with MLB Network following his introductory news conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)New Angels manager Joe Maddon does an interview with MLB Network after his introductory press conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 26New Angels manager Joe Maddon does an interview with MLB Network after his introductory press conference on Thursday at Angel Stadium. (Photo by Jeff Gritchen, Orange County Register/SCNG)ExpandANAHEIM — I’ve often wondered, while watching the 2019 version of baseball, what it would look like if an organization decided to go completely counterintuitive. No more waiting for home runs, no more pulling a pitcher after two times through the order. Lots of stolen bases, hit-and-run plays and bunts, and pitchers built up to pitch 200 innings in a season and occasionally finish what they start. All-in on old school baseball, in other words.We probably will never see such radical zigging in a world where others zag. But as Joe Maddon takes over the helm of the Angels, this might be as close as we come.The term he used Thursday, during his introductory news conference at Angel Stadium, was “data vs. art.” The definition: The numbers, the raw analytics that inform so many decisions on so many teams, have to be weighed alongside the human element, the heartbeat.“I believe there’s a balance to be stricken right there,” he said. “If you could use both of those things to your advantage, then you should never ever want to disassociate one or the other. To just be all analytically inclined or all heartbeat inclined, you’re gonna lose. You’re not gonna be the best version of yourself.center_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros The difference: Few of those R&D types have the myriad of experiences Maddon has had as a minor league player, scout, on-field instructor, bullpen coach, first base coach and bench coach.And how many of those analysts understand the inefficiency of changing a team’s approach every time there was a manager or general manager change? Maddon lived it. We’d talked about it years ago, and he repeated the story at the podium Thursday, about how as a minor league instructor he had to tell players every few years that the way they’d been doing things was now changing. That ended when Mike Scioscia came in as manager in 2000 and brought with him a detailed blueprint.I asked Maddon how much input a manager these days had over such organizational philosophy, understanding that he now has a lot more clout in this organization than most managers do with their teams.“The on-field stuff, the manager has a lot to do with it,” he said. “You talk about fundamentals, whether it’s team defenses, cutoffs and relays. The offensive side of the thing, we’re kind of joking with the bunting, but there still is a time to bunt, there’s still a time to hit-and-run, there’s still all these different times to do different things.Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more