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The Patience Index: The Atlanta Braves

CATEGORY: America's Pastime, Feature

Uggla has been the primary source of frustration for Braves fans, but the decreased walk totals are cause for concern. The 2010 Atlanta Braves won a respectable 91 games. Enough to clinch the NL Wildcard spot in the final days of the season. The offense ranked in the top half of the league in runs scored, despite ranking in the bottom 10 in...

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July 6th, 2011

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A Late Night Exposé on Sabermetrics

CATEGORY: America's Pastime, Feature

This is the face of nerdy, basement living stat subculture. Doesn't exactly fit the stereotype. If you know me at all (and you probably do if you one of the three people reading this), you are aware of my burgeoning interest in Sabermetrics, or really, all forms of advanced statistical analysis in the world of sports. Fans/supporters of SABR...

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July 1st, 2011

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A Steroid Rant

CATEGORY: America's Pastime

Put Manny in the Hall and explain the era. But please, put him in. It’s been months since I’ve posted here, but sitting here watching the baseball broadcast between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox draws an ire from me that I simply cannot contain. Namely, regarding the issue of steroids. Sean McDonough (who is usually bearable),...

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April 11th, 2011

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MLB Predictor Model: The Playoff Edition

CATEGORY: America's Pastime, Feature

Can MVP-candidate Joey Votto carry the Reds to the World Series? Back in June, I developed my own playoff predictor model, and the success rate wasn’t terrible. Six of my top 10 teams made the playoffs, the other two (Atlanta and Texas) were yet to get hot at the time. Had I calculated it at 100 games, I’m certain both would be in the...

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October 6th, 2010

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Boardwalk Empire Review: “And the World Turns.”

CATEGORY: Feature, Telly

Nucky has a different face for everyone, and Buscemi flawlessly brings that to light. “Boardwalk Empire” Season 1 Episode 2 – “The Ivory Tower” Review Well, it didn’t take long for us to find out exactly how menacing and vindictive each of the players in this show can be. With a riotous opening,...

Boardwalk Empire Review: “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”

CATEGORY: Feature, Telly

A young Al Capone and Jimmy Darmody conspire together on a great liquor heist to catapault their respective careers upward. Boardwalk Empire Season 1 Episode 1, “Pilot” Hang on a second while I catch my breath. Fall’s most anticipated TV show finally debuted (I feel like I’ve been waiting for this for most of my adult...

Sons of Anarchy Season 3 Episode 2 “Oiled” Review: Laying Groundwork

CATEGORY: Feature, Telly

What are we to make of this new found impasse between Jax and Clay? “Things are gonna get a lot worse before they get better.” – Jax Teller This quote seems to be a microcosm of the direction things are headed for the boys of SAMCRO. It’s been a while since we haven’t had an episode where shit just went batshit crazy...