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I am a scholar of the human mind. And the female body.

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The Bravest Way to Sign, Not Sign, Ken Griffey Jr.

What the hell is going on with the signing, non-signing of Griffey? My tendency is to blame the player for sending mixed messages, but the Braves have a track record of being well, fairly weird and...

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Are You Going to Spring Training?

Is anyone here planning on making a trip down to Surprise to see the Royals this spring? I've never gone, and probably won't anytime soon, but I was nevertheless curious about it. Also, if anyone...

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OT: I Predicted This Two Years Ago: Clooney Back to ER

George Clooney Headed Back to ER: George Clooney has agreed to come back to the show that launched his career: ER. Sources close to the series tell PEOPLE that ER co-creator John Wells has...

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The Arbitration Guys: Greinke, Teahen, Jacobs, Etc.

I didn't see a post on this:   KANSAS CITY -- Seven Royals, including 13-game winner Zack Greinke and newly acquired slugger Mike Jacobs, filed for salary arbitration on Thursday. Also filing...

Christina Kahrl (1:25:52 PM PT): Greg Pizzo (China, Maine) asks: "Does the terrific September by...

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Christina Kahrl (1:25:52 PM PT): Greg Pizzo (China, Maine) asks: "Does the terrific September by the Royals mean anything? Before the season started, we probably would have thought 75 wins was pretty good, but did they find out anything about their 2009 Royals using this September?" I'm not so sure all that much progress was made. Guys like Billy Butler and Alex Gordon didn't take steps forward, they got a harsh reminder that Brian Bannister doesn't have a lot of upside, and even things that were good for them to have sorted out--like Tony Pena Jr. and Mark Teahen aren't regulars--didn't necessarily turn out perfectly well. It seems that guys like David DeJesus and Mike Aviles need to move from center and short, respectively. Their defense is a bit of a mess, there are questions over who plays where, and there's a mistake like the Jose Guillen contract to live down. On the plus side, Hillman seemed to get his bullpen sorted out well enough, Greinke's settling in, and Hochevar and Davies don't seem too far behind. They're still a few Gloads shy of having all the bricks to build a lasting foundation, but they're getting there.

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Supposed Parity in College Basketball a Myth

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Most notably, today's outstanding freshmen have opportunities for playing time at blue-chip programs that would have been unthinkable a generation ago. The effect of these freshmen on their teams has been dramatic. North Carolina is the only Final Four team without (gasp!) a representative from the 2007 McDonald's All-American Team. Then again, Kansas would very likely be where they are even without Cole Aldrich. The catalytic Final Four freshmen this year are, of course, Kevin Love and Derrick Rose. True, their teams would be excellent without them. Their teams may even have made the Final Four without them. The point is not that you need a spectacular freshman to win the national title. (After all, we haven't seen such a team since Carmelo Anthony's time.) No, the point is that college basketball appears to have become bifurcated. On the one side are teams good enough to both attract (that includes Kansas State) and capitalize on (that does not include K-State) a catalytic freshman. On the other side are 330 or so other teams. If the catalytic freshmen were smart, they'd start committing in groups, a la Greg Oden and Mike Conley.
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Odie Perez Making Us Proud

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Last Song You Jammed To?

Hey, its Saturday night, the Royals played horrible, no real football yet, etc... I'll start.Morrissey- Irish Blood, English HeartI've been dreaming of a time when the English are sick to death of...

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Royals Sign Another Random EX-Brave

Ya ya ya!Its a good thing the Braves haven't actually been producing much talent since the mid-90s big spending days, or all these supposedly great players might not be available:h...

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Strikeout Record

Apparently, the Marlins are worse than the Royals!http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-whiffingmarlins&prov=ap&type=lgnsThe master plan is working. No one panic! JoePo and Dayton demand no...

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Most Under-rated Royal Ever

Who is the most under-rated Royal ever?I'll throw out two names:-Mayberry -TartabullThoughts?I think Frank White has been highly over-rated the last decade or so.Mayberry stats:h...

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Star VLogs and More

What do y'all think about the video reports the Star is doing from Spring Training?Interesting concept.The video pops up very fast and is very clearIn other news, Billy Butler won a HR derby...

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Nice to see Eisenreich Get Some Props

http://kansascity.royals.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20070212&content_id=1800076&vkey=news_ kc&fext=.jsp&c_id=kcAlthough I never thought he was that good.He actually played all the way through...

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Hardball Times on Meche=Carpenter

The endless debate marches on.http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/if-i-were-a-carpenter/Here's the conclusion:Basically, Dayton Moore spent $55 million on a lottery ticket that he's hoping...

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OT: Any ER Fans Here?

Have you heard that next season will be the final season of ER?Say it ain't so????I wanted it to hit 20 years. The last show (IMHO) to carry on the cinema verite tradition of Hill Street Blues, St....

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BP on the Royals Recent Moves

Link, although its subscrip only:click herehere's the summary of what Kahrl said about the Royals latter moves (post winter meetings that is... from teh Burgos trade onward): Obscure Good Move:...

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Controversy Over the County Money

Has anyone else been following this?http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/baseball/mlb/kansas_city_royals/16576373.htmIt seems like really dumb PR for the Royals to do this in this way....

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R.I.P. Barbaro

A nation mourns...http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/more/01/29/barbaro.ap/index.html?cnn=yesLosing Bing Devine and Barbaro in the same week is very difficult.President Ford is petting Barbaro...

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Buddy Bell?

Yea or Nea?He doesn't come off as a very involved guy, at least intellectually, as most of his post-game comments are in the "we didn't make plays" or "I don't know why [insert awful event]" genre....

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OT: Tim Tebow

Just another reason to hate this guy:http://www.barstoolsports.com/randomthoughts/2007/01/09/#tim_tebow_winning_lifeAhh the glories of life.How does someone get born to be Tim Tebow -- who appears...

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Profile of Emil Brown

The HardBall Times has a good read on Emil Brown posted:http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/article/emil-brown-rule-v-survivor/Here's a snippet. On April 6, 2005, Brown's name was in the lineup...

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OT: Randy Johnson traded to Arizona

Is anyone else mystified/fascinated with this move?http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2720413Are the Yankees actually shedding salary?They basically traded Johnson for nothing: Vizcaino, a...

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Blyleven and the Hall of Fame

Its time to induct Blyleven into the Hall, if only so that we don't have to keep bitching about it.Same for Santo.Lone Star Ball had a great take on him today, comparing him to Nolan Ryan:h...

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Sickels Top Minor League Prospects

Minor League Ball rules:http://www.minorleagueball.com/story/2006/11/14/14436/066He calls gordon "the best prospect in baseball".1-2-3 is gordon, butler, hochevar. Huber is 7th, behind Lumsden....

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2006 Marginal Wins Per Payroll

Link here.You've gone ahead and subscribed to BP, right? Right?The Royals actually spent more per marginal win that just about any team.In the Al Central the breakdown was this:Twins: 1,144,304 per...

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First Day of Playoff Games

congrats to the A's for a huge victory. Didn't we all know this would happen? After MONTHS of people saying "you don't want to face Santana in a 5-game series" endlessly, Johan gets beat by an...

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OT: College Football Thread

Mizzou looks to take care of the Buffaloes... 28-13 heading to the 4th.KU-Nebraska should be a huge game, I think people are overlooking the Jayhawks in this one.And how could we forget KSU-Baylor....

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She Who Will Not Be Named

She's just doing a victory lap now, the Pulitzer shall be hers:http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/jenn_sterger/09/27/mailbag/index.htmlI honestly wonder how many questions she gets? How...

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Sheehan on Jeter

Sheehan's been great this year (the last few years actually) on exposing the double-standards in the mainstream baseball media. If you think Fox News or the New York Times is biased, think about...

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Team MVP for 2006

Do you give it to Teahen, despite all the missed time? He seems to be the obvious choice, but this is the Royals, so who knows.DeJesus? Grudz? Hudson?Grudz might not be a bad choice, despite the...

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