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    Kobe Killed in Helicopter Crash

    This has nothing to do with anything, but....this exact situation happened to the Reds once. In 1940, they retired Willard Hershberger's #5 after he committed suicide in the middle of the season. A couple of years later, they decided that Hershberger's suicide wasn't something that they really...
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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    The crazy part of that footage is that a.) it's the only known footage of Donaldson, b.) it was only (re-)discovered in 2010, and c.) the person who filmed it (W.T. Oxley) owned the hand-crank camera that took the video only because a store screwed up an alteration of one of his items (something...
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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    You're not alone. He came 10 years before the heyday of the Negro Leagues, retired seven years before integration, never appeared on TV/film, and spent most of his 33 ballplaying years barnstorming against semi-pro competition, so he didn't get the coverage of other, later Negro Leaguers. No...
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    Joe Posnanski's top 100 Baseball Players of All Time

    I'm mostly curious about his take on John Donaldson (if he includes Donaldson). I think he's the most overlooked Negro League player of all.
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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    Not to worry! (Though I appreciate your concern for me!) At the end of September, I put out another album and have been snowed under with trying to get it played on radio stations in addition to doing my regular jobs. Life should slow down for me a bit next week, so I should hopefully be able...
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    2019 ALCS - Yankees vs. Astros - General Gamethread

    Aaron Boone got just got Aaron Boone'd.
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    2019 NLCS - Nationals vs Cardinals - Gamethread

    Yeah - it came up last year with the Brewers' Game 5 headfake where they took Wade Miley out after one batter. Apparently it's been on the books as a rule for a while, because the Washington Senators did the same pull-the-pitcher-after-one-batter trick in Game 7 of the 1924 World Series.
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    2019 NLCS - Nationals vs Cardinals - Gamethread

    That's not allowed in either league, even if he hadn't batted yet. The starting pitcher has to face at least one batter unless he's injured.
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    2019 NLDS - Nationals vs Dodgers - Gamethread

    Yep - pointed out that the two pitches that got Kershaw burned were middle-of-the-plate, get-ahead-in-the-count pitches that Kershaw shouldn't be throwing anymore because his stuff no longer plays in the middle of the zone. (I think Pedro called them "cripple pitches." To go along with his...
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    2019 NLDS - Nationals vs Dodgers - Gamethread

    Yep, that's gotta be the one.
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    2019 NLDS - Nationals vs Dodgers - Gamethread

    Does that one count? It technically ended up being a single.
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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    Since the season has ended, I'll just post these in random order as my schedule allows. Today, let's recount the tales of the fired managers: The hiring of Joe Maddon away from the Tampa Bay Rays was a pivotal hiring by the Cubs. In 2014, Joe Maddon was the hot managerial name – he could...
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    The Semi-Punctual 2019 Mathematical Eliminatory

    'Tis settled then. Although Ugueth Urbina might be disappointed that he didn't get to plead his case.