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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    Well, before the inevitable Red Sox appearance, let's start getting rid of some of the backlog. As of Thursday, we had three more teams out: Sometimes, a franchise moves forward with trades, acquisitions, and drafts; other times, the move forward is simply a matter of better instruction...
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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    With this one, I should be all caught up - on Wednesday, the bulb went out for: Some of you might recall that the story of the 2018 Mariners was that of a mirage followed by a reckoning. The Mariners stormed out of the gate, buoyed by a wholly unsustainable record in one- and two-run-games...
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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    On Tuesday we added: It’s funny how some franchises always seem to have issues with their owners. The Marlins were founded under Wayne Huizenga, who would build the Marlins from expansion in 1993 to a title in 1997 and then, frustrated that South Florida hadn’t taken to the Marlins after...
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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    Shockingly, I think this one's actually punctual, since the Jays were eliminated tonight: Baseball rebuilds are like political revolutions: they’re far easier to start than they are to control. Three years ago, President Mark Shapiro and GM Ross Atkins decided that it was time to blow things...
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    Psssssssssst 2019

    Rich Hill did it in 2017 - he lost a no-hitter in the bottom of the 10th.
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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    I wish it did! I would be very rich.
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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    Continuing onward One of the pieces of wisdom that every novelist or composer discovers is that the writing the beginning is much easier than writing the middle. Starting a work is (relatively) easy – you string together a few meaningful words or notes, or you introduce a few interesting...
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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    Should be 22. In 2015, they went 81-81.
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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    All right....time for another year of lamenting the fallen! For the second year in a row, I'm releasing an album right during the height of elimination season, so I make no promises as to the punctuality of these writeups, but nevertheless...here we go.... On August 9, the Orioles lost to...
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    2019 Knicks: Living On A Prayer

    Right - this is his son, the country/blues singer.
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    Offseason Thread - Betty when you call me, you can call me Al

    In the next five years, GS likely now has five draft picks in total - they've already traded away their second round picks in 2020, 2021, 2023, and 2024, and now, baring a lottery appearance, they've traded their first pick in 2024.
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    4/24 Reverse Jinx Day

    Sneak preview of the Sox locker room after tonight's game:
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    Would you accept a Last Place Finish as "Payment" for a World Series Championship?

    Ironically enough, Simmons doesn't either - he later wrote that he regretted and disagreed with that rule: