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Questor

  • joined Jul 26, 2011
  • last login Jul 22, 2014
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I was initially a Yankee fan since 1959, when I was growing up in Venezuela. After moving to California, in 1968 I shifted allegiance to the Oakland A's. I played little baseball in my life, though as an extremely kinesthetic person, I am keenly aware of our body's coordination mechanisms. I am familiar with much of body work, from Rolfing to yoga to manipulation in trans-personal psychotherapy. As part of my interest in bodywork I admire the physical-psychological requirements in playing BB. Thus, it is probably not surprising that my interest in BB is akin to my interest in ballet as a form of art, where the beauty of human body motion comes into play as an expression of harmony and coordination. From that viewpoint, BB is an exercise in choreography, rather than in statistics.
I am currently abroad, so I have to follow the A's via computer, which makes me more dependent on statistics - I regret that deeply, though maybe it forces me to be more objective on the subject. However, a lot of statistics is still alien to me.

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A's Team Performance

This is a personal view on this subject - just a comment I was trying to make to Alex Hall's article on Brandon Moss, which evolved into the theory below . . . There are two aspects of Moss'...

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A's Mail Bag and Athletics' Farm site

Do not know whether I am the only one having difficulty with the two items in the title of this post; however, I want to share my personal impression/experience: A) Where is the entry to the...

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Would a #1 SP be the key to a World Championship for the A's?

I doubt I can say anything new, but it bears recapping the likely way to get to a true A's Championship Team. Barring either a random superstar occurrence among MiLB A's players, or a potential...

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Car-Go and Venezuelan prospects

I seem to be a specialist in raising unpopular issues, judging by AN-ers reactions. On the other hand, I seem to have a long record of introducing innovation, or taking unpopular stances,...

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KEEPING UP WITH THE BIG BOYS

Today's news is a head-scratcher. The more I think about it, the worse it gets. I am referring to the Dodgers signing up a mammoth TV advertising contract with Fox ("MLB team's ‘dangerous' big...

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IN SEARCH OF THE ELUSIVE SS

Hope my insistence on directing the A’s attention to the Venezuelan baseball scene is not just irritating. This time, I refer to the news article at <...

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AN INEXPENSIVE ALTERNATE SS SOLUTION

There is another alternative to the A's SS dilemma, not mentioned anywhere. Of course, that could also mean that this alternative is unavailable, for some reason . . . Without knowing Baseball...

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A SOBERING LOOK AT SEPTEMBER

After three painful losses, there are a few considerations that need to be brought up - and are not. Usually it is Nico who "breaks up the loose chatter" with a well aimed theme, but he is letting...

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RANDOM THOUGHTS ON A’s PLAYER’S EFFECTIVENESS (or, COMPETITIVE TO BE OR NOT TO BE)

Rating the A's players for post-season performance - some basic considerations to avoid emotional (and even intuitive) judgments!

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ALL-STAR (LACK OF) SUPPORT, INDIRECTLY

The A's seem to be making a continuous marketing mistake, which reflects in a lackadaisical local fan reaction to the team. Probably that reflects in lower attendance, lower All-Star support,...

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CAN CESPEDES & McCARTHY INJURIES BE PREVENTED?

Already for a few seasons I have felt concerned about the string of tendon/ligament/long muscle injuries to A’s players. I am not either an MD or a PT, but as they say in the medical world, "the...

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