Are The Giants A Team Of Destiny?

Oct 24, 2012
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Before the season began, the Giants knew they would be without Brian Wilson, their effective – and more importantly, quirky – closer. Then the calendar flipped to April.  Tim Lincecum, a two time Cy Young award winner who should be in the heart of his peak years, began pitching like utter crap, and finished the […]

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Biased Science?

Oct 18, 2012
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BPA is bad for you, we’ve been told.  It was banned from baby bottles in the US and Canada.  Then came an even bigger scare – a study that showed that a mother eating food packaged in BPA could cause lower thyroid levels in boys! The something funny happened.  Concerned parent Sarah points out that […]

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Derek Jeter’s Postseason Legacy

Oct 16, 2012
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Derek Jeter broke his ankle in the 12th inning of Saturday night’s ALCS opener.  Would the ankle have remained intact if the game had gone just nine innings – or was there previous stress that would have resulted in a break at a later point?  It’s a moot point for the Yankees, as they’re without […]

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Is John L. Smith Morally Bankrupt?

Oct 12, 2012
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When John L. Smith’s financial woes made the news, it was reported that the Arkansas football coach owed $25 million in debts related to bad real estate deals.  Later court filings showed that this figure was not accurate.  Smith actually owed $40 million.  Prior to this year, Smith’s highest salary was $1.35 million at Michigan […]

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What Is A Swing County?

Oct 03, 2012
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Every election cycle, we hear about swing states.  The majority of states are already decided long before election day – a heavy majority of voters on one side or the other makes it almost impossible for the opposing candidate to win that state’s electoral votes.  A handful of states can swuing either way, and ultimately […]

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NFL Officials Are Back

Sep 28, 2012
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NFL officials returned to action last night.  Fans at the game gave then a standing ovation – quite possibly an unprecedented occurrence.  The league came to an agreement with officials just days after a bad call – the latest in a series – cost the Green Bay Packers a win.  The league said they wouldn’t cave to public […]

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Should Mike Trout Win the MVP?

Sep 26, 2012
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 Angels rookie sensation Mike Trout has been a trendy pick for the American League MVP for a few months now.  Recently, however, Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers has picked up steam as he has a shot at winning the triple crown (batting average, home runs, RBI).  Here are how the players stack up in those […]

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Can Romney Win?

Sep 24, 2012
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We’re about six weeks away from election day, and the debates are just around the corner.  While the national polls show the race fairly tight, these polls are completely irrelevant.  A candidate gets the same number of electoral votes if he wins a state by one vote or by ten million.  Large margins may help the […]

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A Vision In Austria

Sep 22, 2012
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This story originally ran on October 1, 2011.  It was an enjoyable story to write.  I hope you enjoy reading it.    April 28, 1888. 1:30 AM. Gretchen blew out the candle, slipped beneath the quilt, and tried to go to sleep. She was exhausted from the work of tending to the party guests, but sleep […]

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2013 World Baseball Classic

Sep 20, 2012
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My team, the Rockies, are not in contention for a playoff spots, so my mind has been wandering a bit.  I got to thinking about the 2013 World Baseball Classic (essentially, the World Cup for baseball).  I went online to check the schedule for the WBC.  To my surprise, the qualifying tournaments have already begun.  […]

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