I Don’t Think Either of Them Can Win

I’ve got an article in today’s New York Sun about the war of attrition being fought over the NL West and NL Wild Card playoff spots. As I conceived the piece, in thinking about the recent struggles of the Brewers and Mets I was reminded of a great old quote. Had I been able to …

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Three Quick Shakes

Back from my late winter summer trip to Salt Lake City and Wyoming, where I nearly froze my ass off while backpacking in the Wind Rivers range once again. After three days of chilly weather and occasional odd snow flurries that melted the moment they hit the ground, I awoke to a snow-covered forest floor …

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Very Big Man, Very Big Deal

I’m just back from a whirlwind long weekend in Milwaukee, where I celebrated one brother-in-law’s 40th birthday and another brother-in-law’s recent wedding, saw two friends’ newborn son as well as my favorite medical miracle. As if that wasn’t enough, I also got to partake in a couple of the region’s great traditions — tailgating before …

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Hitting the Trifecta

Three pieces of Prospectus-flavored content to note here, an average of one for each manager fired this week (Willie Randolph, Seattle’s John McLaren, and Toronto’s John Gibbons). With apologies to Bill Bavasi… • First off, here’s the transcript from Tuesday’s chat as well as a few slices: Dan (windowless office): Should we ignore the Hit …

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Big Lugs and Small Sample Sizes

Watching Tuesday night’s Yankees-White Sox game in an attempt to keep my mind off the Pennyslvania Democractic primary results, I saw Jason Giambi homer to left field in the second inning. Giambi came into the game hitting .109/.288/.283 in 46 at-bats, and more ominously, just .174/.323/.366 in 213 at-bats going back to last May 1. …

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