Dollabill

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I'm a graduate student in Boston, studying computational biology. I moved here in 2004 and have hated all Boston sports with a passion barely matched by my love of STL teams ever since.

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In my fall 2004 biomechanics class we spent a full 1.5 hr lecture discussing Curt Schilling's tendon.

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Recent Activity
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Commented on Support the kids and get more math! on Aug 22 2014, 10:01p
basically, yes
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 7:25p
yea, he tried spinning a couple different stories on how much involvement he had, I guess.
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 4:13p - 1 reply
We had unbelievably perfect weather for our two days there (up until it started hailing during a hike)
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 4:02p
I usually err on the side of limiting IP protections
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 3:58p - 1 reply
also, Berchtesgaden is worth the visit if you're down there
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 2:05p - 1 reply
worth lining up with the music festival if possible
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 2:01p - 1 reply
Alright, my wife sends her gratitude
Commented on Viva! A fundraising & El Gallo t-shirt update. on Aug 22 2014, 11:46a
We unknowingly tried to go to Stonehenge during the summer solstice
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 11:42a
I was there for a stag party in which the groom was dressed up as a leprechaun
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 10:54a
I've got to imagine that the internet has basically obsoleted homework at this point
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 10:52a - 1 reply
the Irish miserable? Impossible!
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 10:50a - 1 reply
yea.....
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 10:49a - 2 replies
My 6 years of Latin did not come in as useful as I'd hoped
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 10:39a - 1 reply
Look carefully at what the pass covers
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 10:35a
Yea, if we were planning the trip again today
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 10:23a - 1 reply
strongly agree
Commented on Q&A with St. Louis Cardinals 2B prospect Malik Collymore on Aug 22 2014, 10:16a - 1 reply
YOU'RE GOING THE WRONG WAY
Commented on Support the kids and get more math! on Aug 22 2014, 9:43a - 1 reply
Thanks from another team 2 member!
Commented on Viva! A fundraising & El Gallo t-shirt update. on Aug 21 2014, 9:03p - 1 reply
gotta get the first data from somewhere
Commented on It's time to stop blaming the Cardinals offense on Aug 21 2014, 3:02p
xBABIP is fine retrospectively
Commented on It's time to stop blaming the Cardinals offense on Aug 21 2014, 2:54p
It's very high R of .9 or so IIRC
Commented on It's time to stop blaming the Cardinals offense on Aug 21 2014, 12:09p
these same arguments were made about walks for a long time
Commented on Appreciating Jon Jay on Aug 20 2014, 3:47p
I think it's mostly for international distribution
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 3:25p
don't mess with Texas
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 3:23p
why do you consider it more of a skill?
Commented on Appreciating Jon Jay on Aug 20 2014, 3:09p - 1 reply
HBP/PA is more of a batter "skill" than OBP, at least in terms of year-over-year correlation.
Commented on Appreciating Jon Jay on Aug 20 2014, 2:55p
that's option 4!
Commented on Support the kids and get more math! on Aug 20 2014, 2:45p
Thanks for the donation!
Commented on Support the kids and get more math! on Aug 20 2014, 11:32a
Beer donations can be sent to
Commented on Support the kids and get more math! on Aug 20 2014, 11:32a
I'm with you on Renteria
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 9:37a
Shameless plug alert
Commented on Sohme Nhumberhs ihn Prhaise ofh Jhonny on Aug 20 2014, 9:05a - 1 reply
I'm auctioning off the lamest thing I could think of to help the kids!
Commented on Cardinals walk-off for second straight night in 5-4 win on Aug 20 2014, 8:14a
Support the kids and get more math!
Posted on Aug 20 2014, 8:09a
for No
Voted on Aug 19 2014, 2:16p
It's the rare contract that doesn't make sense for either side
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 1:24p
Comparing this year to last
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 1:19p - 1 reply
1 out of 100
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 1:04p - 2 replies
from pure statistical variation
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 1:01p - 1 reply
he's 75th percentile in IBB% among qualified ML relievers
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 12:40p - 1 reply
if the chart said 12% instead of 13, would that change anything?
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 12:26p - 1 reply
20% itchier
Commented on Cardinals shut down Luke Weaver and a look at 2014 draftees on Aug 19 2014, 12:21p - 1 reply
I'd guess it's mostly just the sample size
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 12:09p
none of those guys ever had great years by their peripherals
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 12:02p
Bob Gibson start
Commented on Cardinals shut down Luke Weaver and a look at 2014 draftees on Aug 19 2014, 11:55a - 1 reply
14.7% change-ups last year per Brooks
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 11:39a
And the main reason Rosie's gmLI leads the team is that other players' roles changed
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 11:37a
Seems unlikely, as his FB% isn't that different. He's basically traded GBs for LDs this year relative to last.
Commented on Why is Trevor Rosenthal struggling as the St. Louis Cardinals closer? on Aug 19 2014, 11:31a
though both prominently feature the destruction of home furnishings
Commented on A tale of two starts: Justin Masterson and mechanical adjustments while with the Cardinals on Aug 15 2014, 2:10p
No Subject
Commented on A tale of two starts: Justin Masterson and mechanical adjustments while with the Cardinals on Aug 15 2014, 11:37a - 1 reply
Craig was not kidding when he said he believes in OT
Commented on A tale of two starts: Justin Masterson and mechanical adjustments while with the Cardinals on Aug 15 2014, 11:17a
basically this
Commented on A tale of two starts: Justin Masterson and mechanical adjustments while with the Cardinals on Aug 15 2014, 10:45a
better than an apple, I guess
Commented on A tale of two starts: Justin Masterson and mechanical adjustments while with the Cardinals on Aug 15 2014, 10:21a
they almost make it all the way to pearls
Commented on A tale of two starts: Justin Masterson and mechanical adjustments while with the Cardinals on Aug 15 2014, 10:19a
Here's a plot of runs scored vs wRC (no plus) in the NL for the past 10 years
Commented on What are the St. Louis Cardinals' odds of making the postseason? on Aug 15 2014, 10:15a
of course. a better description of the defensive alignment might be
Commented on Why I still believe in Oscar Taveras on Aug 14 2014, 3:38p
If the playoffs started tomorrow
Commented on Why I still believe in Oscar Taveras on Aug 14 2014, 3:32p - 3 replies
Leaving aside whether that is empirically true (certainly seems like it should be)
Commented on What are the St. Louis Cardinals' odds of making the postseason? on Aug 14 2014, 3:20p - 1 reply
even with those carefully selected endpoints
Commented on Why I still believe in Oscar Taveras on Aug 14 2014, 2:59p - 1 reply
david freese's awful 2013 season had a lot more to do with his imitation of a potted plant at 3rd base than with his offense
Commented on Why I still believe in Oscar Taveras on Aug 14 2014, 2:45p
NOBODY CATCH THE BALL
Commented on Why I still believe in Oscar Taveras on Aug 14 2014, 2:41p
?
Commented on Why I still believe in Oscar Taveras on Aug 14 2014, 10:44a - 2 replies
note: the image links to a shirt
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 1:17p
huge jump to 4.1, pretty minor stuff after, imo
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 12:57p
No Subject
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 12:53p - 1 reply
Yea, that's the big caveat with them and the various T-mobile options of course
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 12:30p - 1 reply
that comparison makes no sense
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 12:19p - 1 reply
I feel confident saying that the VEB app will not work on your phone without internet access
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 11:46a - 2 replies
this is a problem for developers (though growing to be less of one)
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 11:44a - 1 reply
try this link from your phone
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 11:34a - 1 reply
you can install the amazon app store on most Android phones too
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 11:22a - 1 reply
I'd guess it's the mobile website in a wrapper
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 11:22a
why would you donate to someone that you know well
Commented on Dealing With the Downs on Aug 13 2014, 11:10a
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