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  • joined Oct 24, 2008
  • last login Jul 25, 2014
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WHEN GUMMO MEETS HOOSIERS

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I have been a long time fan and associate of Davy Rothbart and his work on Found, This American Life, among other projects, and recently had the pleasure of attending the screening for his most recent project which is a documentary titled Medora. The movie captures so many elements, its tuff for me to dwindle down into a few words (hence my title for a brief synopsis)...and that may be because they had over 600 hours of footage and broke it down to a beautiful 80 minute take on the trials and tribulations of a few select boys soon to be men, a broken small town, and basketball. The movie was produced by Steve Buscemi, but has a full slate of well known and unknown creative types to make it happen. Davy and his co-director Andrew Cohn are on tour right now screening their project at cities across the US. Originally it was going to show everywhere but since I believe the list has dwindled. They'll be at the Music Box in Chi., on Dec 5th. if youre interested, and if its not coming to a locale near you, I believe you can watch it on/through their site. I give it two snaps and a rewind.

What could have been... Ive been in KC just shy of 8 yrs now. Long enough to call it home, but I've...

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What could have been... Ive been in KC just shy of 8 yrs now. Long enough to call it home, but I've come to the conclusion that I will most likely never do that for many reasons, and this being just one of them. I know there are many arguments against breaking up the Truman Sports Complex, but I just cant fathom some of the backwards thinking that truly prohibits progress for the city/metro as a whole. At any rate, a fellow SBN'er did a nice little write up http://www.southsidesox.com/2012/11/9/3619970/south-loop-sox for the team that prohibits me for ever rooting for the Royals until a division change, and I wanted to know what you all think. The K is 100 times better utilized since 09 in my opinion, but what if the K was somewhere else than Truman Sports Complex. Are you upset that its not downtown, are there other parts of the Metro that you thought were a better option than the rehab work? What about that damn rolling roof?! How the rehab passed but that part failed is beyond me...

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Limp risp

via www.huffingtonpost.com Last night "They stranded runners in scoring position in each of the final four innings, and looked increasingly graceless while doing so."

No no no, youre doing it all wrong Bobby, your hot boxin...

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No no no, youre doing it all wrong Bobby, your hot boxin it. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/chi-bobby-jenks-arrested-for-dui-hitandrun-20120323,0,370818.story

Can Sale be the next CJ Wilson? I sure hope so. Grantland tries to figure it out here

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Can Sale be the next CJ Wilson? I sure hope so. Grantland tries to figure it out here

ahhh Beautiful Camel Back Ranch in sunny Glendale AZ...a couple friends and I are going to meth up...

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ahhh Beautiful Camel Back Ranch in sunny Glendale AZ...a couple friends and I are going to meth up in Scottsdale to play some golf and raid the fridge in some 16000 sqft house and I was curious as to which SSSers have ever been out there. Unfortunately our trip falls short of the first game as we leave the evening of the 4th but does anyone know if we can tour the facilities and watch some practice drills or anything of the sort. Any tips, tricks, or ideas are welcomed. Will my SSS press Badge work?

Im gonna miss this connection

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Im gonna miss this connection

Bwahahhahaaa, Ozzie is walking into to the weakest most flamboyant ripoff of our...

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Bwahahhahaaa, Ozzie is walking into to the weakest most flamboyant ripoff of our pinwheels... http://www.sportsgrid.com/mlb/marlins-stadium-home-run-sculpture/

two groups of workers whose skills are perishable and yet have a hard time walking away from their...

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two groups of workers whose skills are perishable and yet have a hard time walking away from their jobs: prostitutes and baseball players.

http://www.freakonomics.com/2011/09/30/new-freakonomics-radio-podcast-the-upside-of-quitting/

"*One more aside: While in Toronto, I saw Adam Dunn come to the plate eight times. He struck out...

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"*One more aside: While in Toronto, I saw Adam Dunn come to the plate eight times. He struck out four times. He walked four times. So I asked Bill the question: If you had a player like Adam Dunn who did that for a whole season -- struck out half the time and walked half the time -- would it be worth having that player in the lineup. Bill said that even if the player played defense like Adam Dunn and ran like Adam Dunn, it would STILL be worth having him in the lineup with his .500 on-base percentage." http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/2011/06/how-to-end-intentional-walk.html#more

Just when I thought it couldnt get any worst... Extended Mitchell Report has been Wikileaked

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Just when I thought it couldnt get any worst... Extended Mitchell Report has been Wikileaked

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Nah Nah, NahnanaNah, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye

On this 7th Day of the 12th month in the year of our Lord 2010, SSS lays to rest what was Where Triples Go to Die. It was the best of times, and the worst of times, and if I recall correctly, the...

The Beisbol Eco-nomist Q&A through Freakonomics... "The final out of the World Series marks the...

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The Beisbol Eco-nomist Q&A through Freakonomics... "The final out of the World Series marks the beginning of baseball’s second season, when teams court free agents and orchestrate trades with the hope of building a championship contender. The real and anticipated transactions generate excitement among fans who discuss the merit of moves in the arena informally known as the ‘hot stove league.’"

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Baines Raines on Alomar

So last year Harold Baines and Tim Raines stole a few votes from Roberto Alomar leaving him robbed of the 75% needed by just 1.3%. This year all three are back again, with Harold barely making the...

"Year of the Pitcher" not so fast. Interesting article from the Freaks. Also, another little...

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"Year of the Pitcher" not so fast. Interesting article from the Freaks. Also, another little write up from Dubner that has a link to their podcast, where Levitt explains why the WhiteSox wouldnt hire him to steal signs for them.

I wonder what Armour Field would be like

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I hated New Comiskey. Dont get me wrong, I was happy that the Sox had a new home, but I just did not like New Comiskey once inside. Im very happy with The Cell, but I wonder what Armour Field would be like. I wonder what fun wouldve been had in 05 there.

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Every time I think about you (SOX), touch yourselves!

I can't seem to find a link to this snippet as the print version of the latest Psychology Today, hasnt published it online yet, but Matthew Hutson had a neat little observation about team mates...

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Under New Management

I guess he'll be hanging out a lot more... via www.japanprobe.com     Finally a long awaited visit from the Good Guys (who aren't really that good currently). U-God came with the breaking news...

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What it means to be a White Sox

I gotta admit, even though the special that just aired on WGN was borderline ghey, Ill have to associate that mostly due to its broadcast station being home to the Cubs. Severely a basement style...

Last Year the Royals traveled 27,000 miles

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Last Year the Royals traveled 27,000 miles

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Kansas City Fails To Pick Up Option On Royals

via www.theonion.com Part of me wishes this was true. Especially when we were forced to pay for renovations and didnt even get the rolling roof.  We shoulda called their bluff and not voted for...

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Buerhle might wanna take a drive down Lake Shore Drive next slump

I remember hearing about this during my impressionable years while playing in high school. I was never much of a pitcher, but I've had my moments. I get called to make my first start. Gave up 4...

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The End is Nigh

Looking over the schedules of our own and the loathed Tigresses, I can't help but feel that we're getting the short end of the wishbone.  Forget about this next road trip that ends the dog daze of...

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