Oof. After two pretty decent weeks, this week was really tough. My guess is it’s some combination of the kids sleeping a little less well (which means we sleep less well), David and I getting to bed a little later (nothing huge, but 30 minutes does make a difference), and feeling sad about the state of the world, but oof.
According to the dashboard, hospitalizations in Austin have gotten worse in the last week. According to this fancy website, estimated R0 in Texas is 0.97, so estimated new cases are just baaaarely going down. Sigh.
The Only Rule Is It Has to Work: Our Wild Experiment Building a New Kind of Baseball Team by Ben Lindbergh
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This was a great book. Maybe it’s because I read it during coronavirus and baseball isn’t around, but reading about two sabermetricians taking over an independent league team was just what I needed. The book is very well-written, and I could honestly see it being a movie some day. The two authors did want to try some crazy things, but they approached the project with humility, and it was just a really interesting read.
Also, randomly, the first openly gay professional baseball player was on their team, mostly by coincidence! Also it quotes Daniel Tiger, which made me laugh.
Highly recommended if you’re at all into baseball!
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