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designatedquitter

  • joined Dec 28, 2009
  • last login Aug 28, 2014
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Red Sox Nations Applauds Dempster Hitting Alex Rodriguez

I have the distinction of living deep in the heart of enemy territory, where I can receive both Boston sports talk radio stations. I also do a lot of driving, so I get to hear them. By today, talk...

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Let Us Honor Great Men

It is time to put aside our petty grievances, gimlet eyes, and jaded memories and honor great men. This post is not about SABRmetrics, (except one), advanced analysis, or anything other than...

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What would happen if the Disabled List emptied?

This isn't something to worry about in the sense that we worry about ARod losing his power or somebody being hurt trying to convince Derek Jeter not to be a full-time shortstop anymore. But this...

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New Year's Yankee Trivia Quiz

Since absolutely nothing is happening in this offseason, and nothing is likely to happen, instead of whining about trades that didn't get made, free agents that didn't get signed, foreigners that...

The Yankees released Andrew Brackman yesterday, per Fangraphs, in order to create space on both the...

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The Yankees released Andrew Brackman yesterday, per Fangraphs, in order to create space on both the 25 and 40 man rosters. They will eat his remaining salary.

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Where I went wrong

This post isn't about my life of crime, or how I ended up lost in the woods and being raised by wolverines.  I picked the Yankees for third place this year, and it now appears that I made errors in...

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Please help the Designated Quitter

Your faithful correspondent has never been to the New Yankee Stadium.  On Labor Day, this will be remedied.  One of the Quitter's designated children has obtained tickets for the 1:05 game against...

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Random Thoughts at the Quarter Pole

Since tonight is the 40th game, the season will be one quarter played. (Technically, the 5th inning tomorrow). The question is whether the glass is half full, half empty, or whether perhaps the Red...

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Time Waster Quiz 2K11: return of the Jedi

Last year I subjected the faithful to two Yankee trivia quizzes, which were slightly more popular than psoriasis.  Since spring training is still a month away, and we will all soon be tired of "it...

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TOP SEVEN SPORTS STORIES OF 2010

Once again, as I have every year since 2010, Designated Quitter presents the Top Seven Sports Stories of 2010.  These 'top' stories have been culled from a huge stack of 'worthless' stories.   What...

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Please talk me down from the ledge.

Although most people are rather pleased that the Jeter and Rivera deals are about to get done, I find myself feeling filled with dread.  I don't derive any pleasure from the endless speculations...

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Am I the Only One Who Thinks Crawford Was An Idiot To Make the Last Out at Third?

Yes yes, Golson made the greatest throw he'll ever make and ARod put the tag on Crawford perfectly, and Crawford is the fastest guy in the majors, and if the throw had hit Crawford he probably...

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Johnny Damon has been waived and claimed.

The AP is reporting that Johnny Damon, former Kansas City Royals outfielder and self- proclaimed "idiot" was waived by the Detroit Tigers.  The "Detroit Tigers" are apparently a professional...

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PANIC GUIDELINES

The good people of Designated Quitter have become distressed at the inordinate amount of panic expressed by readers of this site over common and mundane events in the fortunes of their favorite...

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ANSWERS TO THE TRIVIA QUIZ

With all of the attention given (quite properly) to the demise of George Steinbrenner, I know that there is diminshed concern with the quiz.  But I did say that I would post the answers, and here...

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YANKEES TRIVIA QUIZ TO HELP GET YOU THROUGH THE DEAD SPOT KNOWN AS THE ALL STAR BREAK

Last December I posted a couple of trivia quizzes which met with whelming indifference.  But if you're like me, the next 3 days are the worst part of the season.  To help you through it, I have...

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How does the Granderson deal look?

I know that we're all thrilled with the player we got in Curtis Granderson, but look at the deal from the Tiger perspective.

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How long can Derek Jeter continue to defy the effects of aging?

Big League Stew's Alex Remington blogs on this subject today. Using the 3 main sabermetric prediction models (meh) and his own experience and gut, he provides an answer that "Is Jeter the Greatest...

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Son of Time Waster Quiz Answers

Posted below are quiz answers.   I don't have enough even moderately goofy stuff at the moment to do another right now.   The Seinfeld question was incorrectly answered by everyone, including me. ...

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SON OF TIME WASTER QUIZ

Your lukewarm enthusiasm prompted me to put together a second quiz, different from and perhaps better than the first.  I don't know how I come to know this stuff.  If you get them all correct,  you...

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Time waster quiz answers.

I see that no quiz responses have been posted since yesterday afternoon, so I'll take that as lack of further interest. I have been making mental notes for another (non- quote, non statistical...

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Here's a time-waster quiz to tide you over until spring training

Since the Jeopardy baseball quiz was such a disappointment (Cubs, Pirates, Cubs, Pirates, the Babe), here's a Yankee- oriented quiz.   Just identify the source and/or object of the quote.  Please...

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Yahoo says Mitre re-signed for 850k

Please tell me that the only reason that this happened is so that he can packaged in a trade and moved.  I can think of so many better uses for $850,000.  You could feed everyone  in Darfur for 2...

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Anybody we bring in will be cheap

The free agent market is set by the Yankees, and to a lesser extent, the Red Sox, Phillies and Dodgers.  If those two teams are not interested in a given player, they come much more cheaply. ...

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