Is Baseball’s Draft System Broken?

Jun 06, 2012
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Appel Falls Far From The Tree On the eve of this year’s baseball draft, many observers felt that Stanford pitcher Mark Appel (pronounced A-pell) would be picked #1 overall by the Houston Astros.  Appel and Georgia high school hitter Byron Buxton were 1-2 on most people’s draft board. Many people had the toolsy Buxton ahead […]

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Nobody Cares About Connecticut

Jun 04, 2012
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One of my favorite political sites is Electoral-Vote.com.  The site is run by Andrew Tanenbaum.  Tanenbaum is perhaps best know for creating the MINIX operating system in the late 1980s. In recent years, Tanenbaum has been hard at work projecting the winners of races for federal office.  Much of the focus, naturally, has been on the […]

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Rockies Roundup (And Other Baseball News)

Jun 01, 2012
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Rockies news My Rockies swept a four games series from the Astros.  Coupled with the Brewers sweeping the Dodgers in a four game series, this means that the Rockies have cut LA’s lead from 14.5 games down to 10.5.    While that’s still a significant deficit, it’s a pretty big improvement – and a weekend series […]

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I Like To Kill People

May 31, 2012
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I kill people.  I do it for pleasure.  Rarely does a month go by without me killing someone.  Often, I’ll kill several people in the course of a single day.  My weapon of choice is a knife, due to the up close nature.  When I use a gun, it’s always a Glock.  Sometimes I’ll use other […]

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Modern Technology And The Baseball Fan

May 30, 2012
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If you’re new around here, you might not know that I’m a huge baseball fan.  If you’ve been a reader for a while, you really have no excuse for not knowing. I really feel fortunate to live in a time when there is so much modern technology to keep me in touch with baseball.  Sure, […]

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What’s On Your Wireless Network?

May 29, 2012
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This post is brought to you by My Life Scoop Get Tips For A Connected Lifestyle » In early 2007, my house had a cable modem and a wired router.  Then one computer got moved upstairs, a wireless router was needed, and the network began to grow.  Here is what we currently have on our […]

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Project Update

May 25, 2012
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It’s been a while since I’ve given an update on the status of various projects. The Soap Boxers – the one you’re all familiar with.  The site never has monetized very well, but it’s always been a labor of love.  In recent months, traffic has really taken a hit – dropping 60% from previous levels.  […]

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A Bad Trade

May 19, 2012
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Note: this story was originally published on February 11, 2011.  It’s a favorite of mine, so I’m re-running it today. As the metal door clanged shut, Dan Bell glanced up at his attorney.  She was looking a bit rough around the edges today – in stark contrast to the well groomed and carefully made-up woman […]

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What Is The Length Of An NFL Running Back’s Career?

May 16, 2012
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The topic comes up every year: how long is the average football player’s career?  People are particularly interested in the length of an NFL running back’s career, since it seems that injuries often cut their careers short.  This is often given as 4-5 years, with some estimates coming in as low as 2.5 years. As […]

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Review Of The Hunger Games Trilogy

May 09, 2012
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In the past, I’ve never been one to follow the hottest book trends.  I read whatever I felt like reading.  Generally, the authors were well known authors, but usually not the very hottest ones.  Lately, however, I seem to be picking up the latest “hot” books.  First it was Stieg Larsson’s Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, […]

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