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RobBobS

  • joined Jan 27, 2010
  • last login Aug 29, 2014
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Mathematician. Baseball Fan. Me in a nutshell.

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Deadline deals? What's your prediction

For baseball fanatics, today's one of the most important -- and fascinating -- days of the year. Who's going where? Did this team give up too much for that guy? Did that team just steal...

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SPOILERS:: So you think you know your Nats trivia -- ANSWERS

I hope you enjoyed the Nats Trivia post. How did you do? Post your scores below, if you dare! Here are the answers (up-to-date through 5-1-2014): GROUP ONE (1 point each) Jordan...

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Quiz: So you think you know your Nats' trivia?

The Nationals are in their tenth season in DC -- just enough time to start thinking about team-specific trivia. Are you up on it?

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Does Bunting Work? A Further Expanded View: Now It Starts to Get Weird

Last week I wrote that upon investigating the play-by-play of the entire 2012 NL Home Season, I found that a marginally greater proportion of teams that did not sacrifice bunt in bunting situations...

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Does Bunting Work? An Expanded Investigation

To Recap: I posted a couple of days ago about the actual run-scoring value of a sacrifice bunt, and used the data from the 2012 Nationals' home games. Here's a link to that post. The bottom line...

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Does Bunting Work? An Initial Examination

OK, I get it. Nobody really wants to see another discussion of the value of the sacrifice bunt crop up on this site, but I'm going to try to stir one up anyway. Recently, it has been argued that...

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MLB The Show: Franchising the Nationals

Playstations 3's MLB The Show 2013 has an interesting "Franchise Mode", where you can take the role of a GM and/or FM of a Major League team. I finally got around to trying it out last night, and...

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Take On Morse

Photo: Rob Stimets, used by permission via i1202.photobucket.com This afternoon I attended a luncheon sponsored by the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. It was dubbed "The Business of...

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Unofficial official Federal Baseball Postseason Watch Parties

This is a first call for nominations for an official FBB Nationals Postseason Watch Party meetup site! Let's get together and cheer on the team at a local bar (or pub, restaurant, library,...

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GuessEm Contest Final Results: Congratulations, Jorgath!

It's all over, folks. Jorgath pulled ahead in the late innings of the final game of the GuessEm contest to finish with just 10 error points and win the BIG prize -- Fifty Nats Bucks! Also,...

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Fire EckKKKKK

WARNING: the following is a complete fabrication. It is the product of pure fantasy, assumption, and projection, and is not based in any way on any actual observations, conversations, or technical...

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And now, a time for healing

Ordinarily, I don't take well to days off during the baseball season. Today's though is one I'm happy for. It's a good time to allow the players to lick their psychological wounds from the...

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New GuessEm Rankings (6/7)

With Henry Rodriguez' demotion injury, it looks like RossingtonCollins has taken the inside track all to himself.Update: Rain-out re-scheduled for Aug 3, thus we will only have 84 pre-All Star...

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GuessEm Contest Rankings (5/8)

Replacing Werth with Nady is not going to help the Nats' "offense". Still no word on when the rain-out will be rescheduled... I have tentatively changed the total number of games to 84, pending...

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Get your votes in now! The 2012 Quasi-Annual Guess-Em Contest!

Ever ask yourself: Just how much HAS Desmond's supposed defense supposedly improved? Can a team that has made essentially no changes to their roster hope to score more runs? Just how wild IS H...

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Five Greatest Headlines of 2012

Having been entertained the last couple of weeks with Patrick's nostalgic look back at 2011, I figured I'd get ahead of the curve and go ahead and post my favorite headlines from 2012. As far as I...

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Just another long-winded year-end review

Obviously, the Nationals far exceeded my expectations in the win/loss column this year.  There were some lucky bounces along the way which helped, but they also had to deal with a a fair amount of...

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Another reason to love Michael Morse and Stephen Strasburg. Not so much for Jayson Werth

via i1202.photobucket.com Before yesterday's game, the Nationals hosted their first "On-Field Photo Shoot".  It was an event which gave fans a chance to come down onto the field and take pictures...

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Do you suffer from P.A.D.S.?

FBb Member RobBobS's prescription for a specific affliction: Do you suffer from P.A.D.S.?

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Best Nationals' Moments

via www.reuters.com OK, so someone has probably already done this sort of thing here, but I'm going to revisit the question nonetheless.  In a different post comment I mentioned that my top two N...

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Merry, Happy, Jolly

To all the Nationals faithful, Happy Holidays!  I sincerely hope everyone is able to be with their loved ones this holiday season: if not in person, then at least in spirit.  I am moments away from...

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GuessEm Contest Results: Congrats cassander!

With a steady hand, and eyes on the prize, cassander winds up pacing the crowd and sails to victory in the first ever Nationals Guess'em Contest! Congratulations!  He is now the proud owner of a...

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GuessEm Contest Update

  Here are the standings in the GuessEm Contest.  Here's the original post.  Rec this one and it might stay up for a few weeks. Last Update: Through games of 10/1 Games Played 51 G...

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The great Nationals guess-em contest

Anyone who's watched the Nats play much recently have no doubt been appalled by their excessive number of Errors, and Double Switches. Face-palms abound in the stands these days.  But now, you...

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Baserunning 101

A question arose as to what constitutes a reasonable stolen base percentage, that is how many times must a Nyjer Morgan successfully steal a base before he makes up for getting caught stealing a...

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How's HE going to do?

via upload.wikimedia.org Some might consider it a thinly veiled insult to the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization that the Nationals decided to wait until today to bring up Stephen Strasburg.  Some...

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Playing a double into a triple (or a home run?!)

  via cdn3.sbnation.com Unlike others here, I like Nyjer Morgan's attempt to make the spectacular play, because I believe it was worth the risk.  I've tried to make this point a couple of times,...

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The Strasburg Debut Poll

Someone suggested this, and I think it's a darn fine idea.  Please submit your guess as to the date of Stephen Strasburg's Nationals' debut:

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One sixth of a season (Musings on a good start to summer)

We're twenty-seven games in -- one sixth of a season -- and the Nationals have presented themselves in a way most fans would find surprising.  The team has been aggressive, resilient, tenacious,...

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