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Mon Jul 7

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BatonSinister replied to the Major League Baseball board. 2:28 PM

Re: Gammons on the trade!

Then if you do give them the seven-year deal, you end up with Verlanders - a guy signed for mega-money who has clearly peaked and will most likely be out of the game completely by 2017

Said Dan Duquette about Roger [more]

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BatonSinister replied to the Major League Baseball board. 12:20 PM

Re: Gammons on the trade!

I've never give a pitcher more than three years.

Then you would cripple your team.

Maybe once in five years or so a team wins the World Series without any high priced pitchers. The Phillies were the last to do so. Those guys [more]

Mon Jun 16

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BatonSinister replied to the Major League Baseball board. 12:53 AM

Re: Trivia 5/16

I doubt the Cubs would call it one of the best trades in major league history.

Fri May 30

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BatonSinister replied to the Major League Baseball board. 9:06 AM

Re: World Series Trivia

gol dang it. memory failing me. St. Louis won in '85.

Maybe the Dodgers in '81?

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BatonSinister replied to the Major League Baseball board. 9:03 AM

Re: World Series Trivia

Try this again:

'85 Blue Jays


no others back to at least the '40s

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BatonSinister replied to the Major League Baseball board. 9:01 AM

Re: World Series Trivia

Crud.

Schmidt. Carlton probably still there too.

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BatonSinister replied to the Major League Baseball board. 9:00 AM

Re: World Series Trivia

'80 Phillies

Probably no other possibilities back to at least the '40s

Wed May 28

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BatonSinister replied to the Land of Off-Topic Posts board. 5:48 PM

Re: Say

Sure, but not on my chin.

Mon May 26

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BatonSinister replied to the Major League Baseball board. 9:16 PM

Re: CH Cofidential trivia: Memorial Day Edition

Sheffield

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BatonSinister replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 7:14 AM

Re: Cold fusion

http://xkcd.com/955/

Perfect.

Reminds me of whafa's longstanding $1B bet that hyperinflation won't happen.

Sat May 24

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BatonSinister replied to the Major League Baseball board. 10:11 AM

Re: Tazawa... Mujica... Which Is Worse?

the Red Sox suck, at this point probably even more than the Yankees, who also suck.

Finally, some rational discourse.

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BatonSinister replied to the 77's Foolish House of Pigskin board. 10:09 AM

Re: Classy move

Not to be cynical, but the positive versus negative PR attached to this probably covers the bill, especially if they offset it from some of their charitable giving.

Wed May 21

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BatonSinister replied to the Major League Baseball board. 9:48 AM

Re: Obscure trivia

Phil Neikro.

Remember him going 21-20 one year. Doubt the Braves lost 100 tho.

Mon May 19

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BatonSinister replied to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 6:44 AM

Re: Cold fusion

I believe it is the job of theory to catch up to experiment, not the job of experiment to be constrained to theory.

My theory is that experimental data demonstrating cold fusion* is flawed.


*not sure why it's called [more]

Wed May 14

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BatonSinister replied to the Dropout's Den board. 1:39 PM

Re: Chess Endgame

Thanks. Been three decades since I played regularly and wasn't that great then. Hard for me to frame the problems in my head if they require multiple moves, although they are fun.

What I didn't see is that black can't K f4. Interesting.

Tue May 13

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BatonSinister replied to the Dropout's Den board. 3:31 PM

Re: Chess Endgame

How does K e3 not defeat it?

Mon May 12

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BatonSinister replied to the Dropout's Den board. 5:04 PM

Re: Chess Endgame

I guess you are missing the point.

Yes, I wrote that. Twice.

And now that you explain the problem I see no way to prevent black K from obtaining the corner *and* the white pawn from being protected. If there is a way to force [more]

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BatonSinister replied to the Dropout's Den board. 2:22 PM

Re: Chess Endgame

Again. Don't see what I'm missing. There's a lot of ways to promote the pawn.

B g4 as good as any. When black threatens the pawn at H5 white can use the K to clear space.

Not elegant, but don't see why it wouldn't work.

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BatonSinister replied to the Dropout's Den board. 1:36 PM

Re: Chess Endgame

I guess I don't understand. I presume you aren't calling mate in one and there is nothing preventing white from promoting the pawn.

What am I missing?

Thu May 1

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BatonSinister posted to the Macro Economic Trends and Risks board. 11:05 PM

Bill Black: More Banksters

A lot of meat on this bone.

What I don't quite get is why there haven't been any state attorneys general who are interested in prosecuting criminal claims against fraud. Being protected against federal prosecution does not automatically [more]

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