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Game 75: Time to pay the fiddler 26

So I got greedy yesterday and swooped in and wrote a thread while we were up big. Hopefully I can have good luck today. We are well under way with Breakfast with the A’s. Bottom 4, and the evil Mitch Moreland just went deep to give the Rangers a 1-0 lead.

The can we talk about baseball now? grill 207

Grant is dumb and will probably lose all his money (SBN warning), but I’m happy that he would take the over on the A’s. Mike already posted this in the lounge, but Balfour tore his meniscus (link by SuSlu) while throwing yesterday and will be out until roughly the start of the season. I’m not ...

6월27일의 아침 그릴 (& Makeshift Game 76 Thread) 195

Apparently, there is an afternoon game happening today right around now. In the meantime, maybe we can sit down for a Korean barbecue-style grill until then. Why not? 1. Tell me, Sasha Frere-Jones, what do Canadian cardboard cut out pop star poster child for immigration reform Justin Bieber and Japanese noise artist Merzbow have in ...

A’s FAIL #01. FAILing Dawn. (with final results) 141

That’s right, FKers.  It’s time for real baseball.  Or at least baseball that counts in the regular season standings. So, it’s time for the first ever Foreseen A’s Incident List (credit to Monkeyball) game.  You know the drill.  Look at the questions.  Predict the outcomes.  Submit your answers.  After the series, score your answers.  Feel despondent by ...

Prospecting 17

So on the occasion of the Sickels EXTREMELY PRELIMINARY list, I figured we should take a moment to talk through this stuff and do some blue/furry baiting. Sickels’ list: 1) Grant Green, SS, Grade B: Borderline B+ 2) Chris Carter, 1B-OF, Grade B: Borderline B+ 3) Michael Choice, OF, Grade B: Borderline B+ 4) Tyson ...

See, I told you I’d post this today! 100

The Project My goal for this offseason is to put some serious thought into what information we would actually want in order to get the best possible defensive statistics, with a particular eye towards elegance and objectivity (i.e. no “buckets” dividing up the field or stringers categorizing a hit as hard/medium/soft).  This project should also ...

What an Odd and Repellent Grill 272

Unlucky season so far for Zook. Conor Jackson? Not so much… Heavy sigh: Wallace still projects to be an average hitter and at least as good a hitter as Overbay I got lost in the math here, but do I need to drop my objections to defensive stats? Go get ’em Rob No. Not close. ...

FK Tech Talk 81

All, First, I’m about to embark on an upgrade to the most recent version. In tests on SandFK, it solved the new post issue, so we’ll see. Once that’s done, the only thing I’ve heard about is AJAXing new comments (so there’s no need to refresh). I’m sure there’s more, so havatcha!

2/1/10 – There’s a tremendous need for this kind of Grill 210

Hot Links: All FKers should read this article. That is all. I would estimate the chances that the last season of lost sucks at 60%. I’m still going to watch. Baseball Links: This is catchier than something about Blyleven. I’d like to take an international baseball trip some day. Overpayment. Do Not Want. It’s really ...

DLD 3/31/09 169

Stuff to read through while you delay writing your dissertation… Tigers release Gary Sheffield. When Sheffield arrived at the Tigers’ clubhouse Tuesday, he knew something was up. “People were looking at me funny,” he said. Teammates or staff? “Staff,” he said. That’s because teammates didn’t know yet that Sheffield was about to be released. When ...