Kevin

Kevin Kraczkowski

  • joined Sep 03, 2011
  • last login Jul 09, 2014
  • posts 1441
  • comments 3650

Kevin is a sports fan. He'll watch anything that involves a ball (or puck). He writes for Matchsticks & Gasoline, Hot Hot Hoops, and Litter Box Cats.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Pittsburgh Pirates
  • NBA Miami Heat
  • NFL Miami Dolphins
  • NCAAF Miami Hurricanes
  • NCAAB Miami Hurricanes
  • NHL Calgary Flames
  • NASCAR both Busch brothers
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Five Questions With Rufus On Fire

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Ben Swanson, the main brain over at the Charlotte Bobcats blog, Rufus on Fire, was kind enough to answer some questions going into the series this weekend.

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter IV: 515-511

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In today's Chapter, we take a look at two Canadians, two Americans, and a right winger from Moscow.

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter III: 520-516

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In Part III of our offseason-long every-Flames countdown, we take a look at five more forwards.

Philadelphia Defeats Miami: 76ers 100, HEAT 87

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The Heat bench couldn't quite keep up with the Philly starters in the regular season finale.

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter II: 525-521

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Chapter II of our 146 part series sees us review the careers of two left wingers, two right wingers, and a center.

Flames All-Time Countdown Chapter I: 530-526

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This article is the first of 146 that we'll run here at Matchsticks and Gasoline throughout the summer. We're running down all 530 players to have suited up for the Flames.

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Heroes And Zeroes XII: Brewers 4, Pirates 1

Heroes and Zeroes is a series where I use www.fangraphs.com to rank each player's gameday. It is not meant to say one player is better than any other player. WPA is a context dependent measurement...

Flames! Canucks! Round CCLV!

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It's round 255 of the Flames/Canucks series! Check back as both teams try to head into the offseason with a win.

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Heroes And Zeroes XI: Brewers 3, Pirates 2

Heroes and Zeroes is a series where I use www.fangraphs.com to rank each player's gameday. It is not meant to say one player is better than any other player. WPA is a context dependent measurement...

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HHH Gamethread: Miami Heat Visit Atlanta Hawks

After a convincing victory over their main Eastern Conference threat at home last night, the Heat travel to Atlanta to get it on with their possible first round opponent, the Hawks.

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Heroes And Zeroes X: Brewers 4, Pirates 2

Heroes and Zeroes is a series where I use www.fangraphs.com to rank each player's gameday. It is not meant to say one player is better than any other player. WPA is a context dependent measurement...

Recap: HEAT overpower Pacers 98-86

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In an Eastern Conference Finals preview (a foregone conclusion for entitled Heat and Pacers fans), Miami and Indiana played a dogfight through two, a blowout in the third, and an almost comeback in the fourth.

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Heroes And Zeroes IX: Pirates 5, Cubs 4

Heroes and Zeroes is a series where I use www.fangraphs.com to rank each player's gameday. It is not meant to say one player is better than any other player. WPA is a context dependent measurement...

Harvey's Redemption

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This video confirms my decision to root for the Flames. It will make you proud of this organization, and it's worth the five minutes.

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Heroes And Zeros VIII: Cubs 7, Pirates 5

Heroes and Zeroes is a series where I use www.fangraphs.com to rank each player's gameday. It is not meant to say one player is better than any other player. WPA is a context dependent measurement...

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Heroes And Zeroes 7: Pirates 7, Cubs 6

Heroes and Zeroes is a series where I use www.fangraphs.com to rank each player's gameday. It is not meant to say one player is better than any other player. WPA is a context dependent measurement...

Greene With Envy: Flames 1, Devils 0

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Desperation wasn't enough for the Devils, who moved one step closer to elimination against a spectacular performance by Karri Ramo.

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Heroes And Zeroes 6: Pirates 2, Cardinals 1

It's raining on a Sunday afternoon in Savannah, GA, and what a great day to watch Pirates baseball. Even better, it was a game against the St. Louis Cardinals, a team that I love to hate. Heroes...

HHH Preview: Miami Heat Vs. New York Knicks

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The Heat hit the homestretch in their quest for Eastern Conference regular season dominance with a marquee matchup against the Knicks at the AA Arena.

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Heroes And Zeroes 5: Cardinals 6, Pirates 1

Heroes and Zeroes is a series where I use www.fangraphs.com to rank each player's gameday. It is not meant to say one player is better than any other player. WPA is a context dependent measurement...

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Heroes And Zeroes 4: Pirates 12, Cardinals 2

After a slight rain delay, the Pirates and the Cards got at it last night. I just knew the Bucs were licking their chops for a crack at the team that put them out of the playoffs lasts season, then...

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Heroes And Zeroes 3: Cubs 3, Pirates 2

Most of you know the drill. I crunched some numbers available here at www.fangraphs.com to rank the best and worst performers from today's game. The Good First Star: Jason Hammel Chicago's...

Flames Rook Bishop: Defeat Bolts 4-1

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The Flames came down to Tampa Bay to try and defuse the playoff bound Lightning, if only for one night.

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Heroes And Zeroes 2: Pirates 4, Cubs 3, 16 Innings

I used the www.fangraphs.com metric Wins Probability Added (WPA) to calculate the big winners and losers for the marathon last night. First Star: Starling Marte Marte led off the bottom of the...

Three Stars: Heat 93, Raptors 83

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Last night's heroes, by the numbers.

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Flames Visit Leafs: Live Chat

Tonight, the Flames try to give the Leafs a helping hand out of playoff contention.

Heat Defeat Raptors, 93-83

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Miami earns their 51st victory of the season and pull mathematically even with the Indiana Pacers in defeating the Raptors by 10 points.

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Heroes and Zeroes: Pirates 1, Cubs 0

By using www.fangraphs.com, we can surmise today's winners, losers, and also-rans. The raw numbers for today's matchup can be found here. I used the "wins probability added" metric to rank each...

Senators 6, Flames 3: Methot To The Madness

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Kyle Turris recorded three points, including two goals as the Flames watched the Senators double them up, 6-3.

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