Tag Archives: Baseball

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People will come Ray. The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army of steamrollers. It has been erased like a blackboard, rebuilt and erased again. But baseball has marked the … Continue reading

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A Song of Balls and Strikes

Quick quiz: is the quote “You know nothing…” from: a) Listeners calling in to the Mike Francesa radio show referring to Brian Cashman b) Every Boston fan speaking to any other fan c) Wildling Ygritte playing a mind game on … Continue reading

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Mariano

I woke up on Wednesday morning to my home phone ringing. I would later find out I had 8 missed calls on my cell phone, which had been vibrating in my drawer. My brother’s fiancee was calling. My dad was … Continue reading

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MLB Playoffs Keys, Narratives and Consequences

There are eight teams left in contention for the World Series in 2011. Here are the keys to each team winning the championship, and the fallout from each victory. Yankees: Ugh, The Evil Empire wins again! Sportswriters furiously announce that … Continue reading

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The Tiers of Starting Pitching

One of the smartest ways to plan for fantasy sports is organize your prospective players in to tiers. That is, you group players of similar expected production together, and list them that way. Tier 1 is the best, Tier 2 … Continue reading

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Hey Dad, Wanna Have a Catch?

Before I begin, this writing has been prompted by a couple different things. First, it is Opening Day for baseball and the Yankees. They won, CC went a solid 6, the bullpen was dominant and timely hitting won the day. … Continue reading

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