Monthly Archives: May 2014

Pitching dominance and overheated headlines

We have been hearing this since the beginning of last season.* Pitchers are too dominant and it is sucking the fun (meaning offense) out of the game. Hitters have their backs against the wall, and Major league baseball needs to lower the … Continue reading

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The dance scene from Pulp Fiction

I used to think the dance scene in Pulp Fiction was something special. But I saw it again last week, and it is nothing extraordinary. It’s fine. It’s entertaining. Maybe somehow it was more unexpected when I first saw it 20 years … Continue reading

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Sleep Less, Live Longer?

An oldie but a goodie: Embargoed by Archives of General Psychiatry for 4 pm (EST) Feb. 14, 2002 Sleep less, live longer? Increased Death Rate Associated With Sleeping 8 Hours or More Although it’s a common belief that 8 hours of sleep … Continue reading

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Bryce Harper’s Detractors Need A Reality-Check

Good article about how some journalists covering the Nationals, and a few Nationals teammates, have started saying that Bryce Harper is overrated. Which is crazy. Here’s the total WAR (wins above replacement, by Baseball Reference) accumulated by every one of … Continue reading

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“You Can’t Win the Division in April, But You Can Lose It.” Really?

You can’t win the division in April, but you can lose it.* Why do people say this when it is so clearly false? I mean, I get the point. When you book losses early, you are stuck with them the rest of the … Continue reading

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