We’ve Reached the Summit–More to Come?

This comes a little late, partially because I’ve had a lot of non-blog issues on my plate, but anyway.  As of a week ago today, we are officially funded for the Scorekeeping Project.  I’m very happy.  I went out and had a couple of beers with friends this weekend to celebrate.  Thank you to everyone who donated, spread the word and did anything to help us reach our goal.

Adam and I have talked about it and we still want to expand our scope to include Spanish-speaking broadcasts.  There also seems to be a lot of interest in the soccer community and I’d be honored to lead that if someone were able to come up with the necessary info to create a project (lit review, reference variables, etc.).

In any case, we’re still looking for donations; we’re still looking for people who’d like to collect data.  We have 11 days left.  Thank you everyone for what you’ve done, let’s keep going.

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One response to “We’ve Reached the Summit–More to Come?

  1. Alexis

    If I may make a suggestion but first purpose:
    Spanish speaking baseball broadcasts would be incredible to do. The Latino community, specifically the islands and central America, have had an extensive and brutal history revolving around racism and overcoming stereotypes. It would be amazing to hear what this population has to say about a sport that has brought so much stigma, popularity and hope to this particular community.

    My suggestion would be to ensure yourself that qualified people are watching and documenting the Spanish speaking programs. Students who study language, although esteemed, do not possess the correct “interpretation” skills. Interpretation v. translation. They will most likely be able to translate; however to interpret attitude, background and hidden agenda in language is beyond what someone can learn in a classroom. What I would urge instead are native Spanish speaking sports writers. The idea is they will all ready have a community basis for the language and the players. They will also have idioms in place that non-native Spanish speakers would not know.

    Best of luck to you in your study.

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