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StonewallPDS

  • joined Jul 21, 2009
  • last login May 22, 2014
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former Civil War General, bon vivant, and Man of Letters. As far as you know.

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Why Teahen Should Have Pulled: Fact vs. Fancy (Part 3)

[Part 3 and the last of a series] I find this fairly amusing, so I am going to take out my whip and keep on beating this dead horse.  There is an old saying that you can "have your own opinions,...

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Why Teahan Should Have Pulled the Ball: Lessons From Poker (Part 2)

[Part 1 of this series can be found here].  Average poker players will generally do well so long as they keep in mind the "expected value" (EV) of their plays.   EV is one of those poker terms that...

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Why Teahen Should Have Pulled the Ball The Other Night: With Lessons from Sabermetrics, Poker and Dickens Thrown In: Part 1

I ran into something of a turd-storm yesterday with my post  "The Season In Microcosm", which consisted of a review of the Mark Teahen at-bat in the 7th inning of the opening game of the Royals/O...

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The Season in Microcosm

The night before last I was listening to the Royals in the background of my newly renovated mancave, and I heard something strange:  I heard Ryan LeFevbre going off on Mark Teahan.    It was the...

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Outside the Box: Make Farnsworth a Backup Shortstop

Desperate times call for desperate measures.     If making a back shortstop a relief pitcher can improve our club, why shouldn't the converse be true?    I say turn Kyle Farnsworth, aka Malpractice,...

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An Exclusive Interview With Gil Meche's Right Arm

I caught up with Gil Meche's right arm yesterday, and have permission to summarize as follows.    Most of our discussion was "off the record", but I am comfortable that I am violating no...

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Royals Update: The Course is Stayed

It was good to see that the Royals at least stayed even yesterday.   I did not notice any bullpen meltdowns, defensive lapses, or baserunning miscues.   No dropped flies from Train Smoke, and no...

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Diagnosing the Royals-Final Chapter

Ailment #5:   Sluggerrr the Mascot "On April 5, 1996, Sluggerrr made his major league debut at Kauffman Stadium where he became the official mascot of the Kansas City Royals. This loveable lion has...

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Diagnosing the Royals-3

Ailment #4:   Bad Facial Hair Bad hair can be as demoralizing as a bad nickname.    Bad facial hair, being a subset of "Bad Hair" generally, falls within this class, but also has great predictive...

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Diagnosing the Royals-2

Ailment #3:   Lame Nicknames There are two kinds of people in this world:   those who give nicknames and those on the receiving end of them.    Anybody who played on a JV basketball team knows...

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Diagnosing the Royals: Part 1 of a Series

Those who suffer as Royals fans must become, by necessity, arm-chair physicians, and general practitioners at that--specialists need not apply.     Were it so that the average Royal fan need only...

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