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July 12, 2013

The Art of Quitting

Admit it: you’ve reached for a second helping when you already had enough to eat. You’ve had one too many drinks at a family barbecue. You’ve pushed a joke a bit too far and hurt a friend’s feelings. We’ve all …

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May 29, 2013

Short Stick for the Long Ball

Which MLB team hit the fewest homeruns last season? Which team won the World Series last season? Would it surprise you to know that the answer is the same for both questions?

The 2012 Giants hit a measly 103 regular …

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April 25, 2013

Numbers Don’t Lie, They Stretch the Truth

Small sample sizes be damned; let’s quantify some numbers. Below are estimates (based on the highly suspect math of yours truly) for a few players’ full season stats based on their current paces. Some are impossibly good, some frighteningly bad. …

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April 15, 2013

Unlikely Heroes

Two weeks into the 2013 season the Braves are a one-loss team and riding an eight-game winning streak. Even considering all the high hopes I brought to the table this year, it’s a better start than I dared imagine, thanks …

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March 28, 2013

Thirteen Bold Predictions for 2013

If you remember the predictions I made for the 2012 season, you know that they all turned out to be correct (as long as you have a very flexible definition of the word correct). And when I consider all the …

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