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iglew

  • joined Feb 11, 2008
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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Oakland A's fan living in the exurbs north of Seattle. Lived in Oakland/Alameda 1984-2003. Followed the A's avidly from about 2000 to 2004. Now way too busy to keep up as much as I'd like.

Currently working as a tax accountant. Former careers include typographer, editor, and opera singer.

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Draft Post

No draft thread on the FP? Solve that! Thanks Iglew! - Zonis Is it just my imagination, or is there a lot less draft buzz on AN this year? Maybe it's because a lot of the draft-wonkier folks...

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How Do You Want This Place Run? [**meta warning**]

As you may have noticed, there has been a great deal of discussion lately about what's wrong with how this blog is moderated. Much of that discussion took place in elcroata's post on Dec 28, and...

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What Draft Picks Will We Get?

[UPDATE (Dec 18): This post is out of date. I made an error with the order in the sandwich round and I'm no longer current with recent signings (eg, Rollins). I am not updating my list because a s...

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FLD: Ontology, Autism, and Foxes

The F is for fortnightly. "Fortnight" is a fancy and old-fashioned term meaning two weeks. As intriguing as the word appears, its etymology is not particularly exciting: It's simply a shortening...

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DLD 7.31.11: Something for Everyone

A simple DLD this evening before July comes to a close. No crazy epic iglevian thematic arc this time. Just a few links that might please you. And lots of big words. And YouTubes!

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Venezuela: A Geographic Narrative Survey

In tonight's game recap thread there was a mention of Guillermo Moscoso and Miguel Cabrera hailing from the same "town" in Venezuela. In the course of replying to that, it occurred to me that AN...

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The Ones That Got Away: A Retrospective of Billy Beane's Trades

We see a lot of discussion on Athletics Nation about trade the A's have made. For those of us with short memories, there are plenty of helpful people always ready to remind us of trades from years...

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Nine is Not eNough: Special Fox/UPN/WB edition

As our beloved A’s continue their quest to be the first team in MLB history to have a 20-game winning streak and a 20-game losing streak, we hard-working analysts at AN continue to explore...

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Mitchell Report players sorted by career WAR

In a game thread earlier this month, someone happened to mention former Oakland Athletic Adam Piatt. In the fascinating conversation that ensued, we saw not only two limericks but also the s...

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AN Hottie Poll — The Final Cut

There is a very important question that needs to be answered in this off-season: Now that Travis and Chavvy are gone, who is AN's favorite hottie on the team? We must research this. To find the...

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AN Hottie Poll — Vote for #8

There is a very important question that needs to be answered in this off-season: Now that Travis and Chavvy are gone, who is AN's favorite hottie on the team? We must research this. To find the...

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AN Hottie Poll — Vote for #7

There is a very important question that needs to be answered in this off-season: Now that Travis and Chavvy are gone, who is AN's favorite hottie on the team? We must research this. To find the...

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AN Hottie Poll #6 - Runoff

There is a very important question that needs to be answered in this off-season: Now that Travis and Chavvy are gone, who is AN's favorite hottie on the team? We must research this. To find the...

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AN Hottie Poll - vote for #6

There is a very important question that needs to be answered in this off-season: Now that Travis and Chavvy are gone, who is AN's favorite hottie on the team? We must research this. To find the...

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AN Hottie Poll #5 - now with middle names!

There is a very important question that needs to be answered in this off-season: Now that Travis and Chavvy are gone, who is AN's favorite hottie on the team? We must research this. To find the...

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AN Ranks the Hotties - vote for #4

There is a very important question that needs to be answered in this off-season: Now that Travis and Chavvy are gone, who is AN's favorite hottie on the team? We must research this. To find the...

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AN Ranks the Hotties : Vote for #2

There is a very important question that needs to be answered in this off-season: Now that Travis and Chavvy are gone, who is AN's favorite hottie on the team? We must research this. To find the...

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AN Community Hottie List - Vote for #1

There is a very important question that needs to be answered in this off-season: Now that Travis and Chavvy are gone, who is AN's favorite hottie on the team? We must research this. Fortunately,...

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Special thread for Cust haters

Jack Cust is no longer an Oakland A. He signed with the Seattle Mariners. Many A's fans think Cust was a lousy player and they are glad to see him gone. Many other A's fans think those people...

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GOG and MaGOG : The End Is Nigh!

OK, I don’t play the GOG and I hardly even look at them, so I’m not real sure how this is supposed to work. But Micdog and Cuppingmaster and Where’s My Burrito were crazy enough to encourage me to...

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Ellis and Sweeney: What good is UZR?

Like many of my FanPosts, this one began as a comment on another thread, in this case PL78's What to do with Mark Ellis?. But it has taken me a day to formulate my thoughts, and that post has...

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Billy Beane's platitudes make sense, and we're not all gonna die.

This was originally written as a response to Nico's front page post, the one where he says "Good teams don't play a lot of close games". But it got kind of long, so I've made a separate FanPost out...

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WLD 2/27: Swedes and Funiculars

As promised, a fresh daily weekly link dump — they're not really daily any more, are they? — in the standard Iglevian style: a long and wordy, self-indulgent narrative with lots of oddball trivia,...

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DLD 01-08-10 — Big Bridges, Hot Queens, and Randy Old Buggers

Recent DLDs have been dominated by movies, video games, pop music, XKCD comics, technogeek toys, and more video games. As micdoc2001 (the primary promoter of these things) would be the first to...

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Distances to AAA team stadium

Driving through Tacoma the other day, I happened to contemplate how both the A's and the Mariners have their AAA team fairly nearby. I wondered how many other MLB teams also keep their AAA within...

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(Un)official AN Tech Request Thread

I don’t know what the upgrade schedule is for the SB Nation tech crew, but now that they’re done with the minor facelift and the regular season is over, I figure this is a good time to exchange...

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Korach calls A's play 'terrible', 'unacceptable'

I've managed to extract from the MLB audio archive the moment where A's radio announcer Ken Korach expresses his disgust with the A's performance. The play that triggers the response is the one...

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Beane and Geren: best friends

Beane's and Geren's friendship gets mentioned a lot on AN. It comes up frequently in game threads and game recap discussion -- especially on days when the A's lose -- but for all the mentions,...

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New Trade Diary

There were a zillion trade diaries yesterday, and yet this morning when I return to post my thoughts, it’s not obvious where they should go. I don’t want to fill up the DLD with trade talk,...

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An open letter to Bob Geren

(One won lost won mentioned this idea in response to my comment on the game wrap-up thread. I was inspired. Hence this post. If you agree, "sign" the letter by voting in the poll. If you don't...

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