How Hard is 300 wins? Ask King Felix.

Apr 14, 2014
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300 wins and 3000 hits have long been the benchmarks for a hall of fame player.  Hit well enough, hit high enough in the order, play enough years, and avoid taking a lot of walks, and a hitter can reach 3000 hits without much help from his teammates.  It is a largely team-independent stat.  The […]

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Hall of Fame Reactions

Jan 09, 2014
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On Wednesday, the Baseball Writers of America (BBWAA) announced the 2014 Hall of Fame class. The inductees are: Greg Maddux – Maddux is the winningest living pitcher, with 355 wins.  He won four straight Cy Young awards, was almost always in the conversation as one of the top five pitchers in any given year, mentored […]

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SEC Shocker: Auburn Upsets Alabama

Dec 02, 2013
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With just a second remaining on Saturday and the game tied at 28, Alabama lined up for a game winning 57 yard field goal.  Make the kick and they are in the SEC title game, just one step away from the National Championship game.  Miss the kick and they just go to overtime, right?  Well, […]

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Does Texas Voter ID Law Suppress Voting?

Nov 13, 2013
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This was the first election where the new voter ID requirement was in place in the state of Texas.  Democrats have claimed that it would suppress voter turnout while Republicans have claimed that it would not.  After election day, CNN featured an article by conservative blogger Bryan Preston claiming that voter turnout was not suppressed. […]

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What’s going on

Oct 26, 2013
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I’m not writing nearly as much as I have in the past.  That’s because life has been really busy lately, mostly with work (no, I don’t get overtime pay).  I’ll try to write more regularly. I got an early Christmas present on Wednesday.  My favorite author, Lawrence Block, announced that he has a new book, […]

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NFL Predictions

Sep 13, 2013
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It is football season again. By the time this article is published, the first week of the regular season will already be on the books. The following is my prediction of what the results of this season will be. In 17 weeks we will see just how right or wrong I am, at least as […]

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Why Does DiMaggio’s Family Want Hannah’s DNA?

Aug 22, 2013
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James DiMaggio is the man who kidnapped Hannah Anderson after killing her mother and brother.  The sister of the killer is now asking the family to provide the DNA of Hannah and her brother for DNA testing.  Why?  Because they believe DiMaggio may be the biological father.  For the record, the family states that Hannah’s […]

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