When I reached out to the Orioles about Friday's Baseball Analytics Hackathon at Camden Yards, I was disappointed to hear back: No comment. Here were some of the country's best and brightest amateur baseball geeks, headed to Baltimore for a possible sabermetric revolution, yet seemingly shrouded in secrecy.
Friday came and went, with tweets from the event shedding some light on the goings-on, but nothing particularly revelatory. I was feeling glum. It was like I'd missed out on a really cool party.
Then Cincinnati's Aaron Lehr read my mind, got to a computer Monday and decided to blog about his day, taking readers inside the coding marathon. His