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Our pitching staff's collective K/BB thus far is 39/21=1.86. That's not the worst mark in spring training (that belongs to the Rockies at 1.17). But it needs work.
5 days ago on Zack Greinke isn’t going to Australia, and that’s OK
In theory, Dee Gordon and/or Justin Turner should be able to play a passable 2B if Guerrero isn't yet ready for the bigs. Still, it makes me nervous.
1 week ago on Dodgers, Chad Billingsley, shouldn’t rush his return
@Ker$haw$Dodger$ Does Australia have southern lights, on par with northern lights? Absolutely. It's known as aurora australis.
1 week, 3 days ago on Seth Rosin Makes An Impression On Day One
@Ker$haw$Dodger$ Aussie is from the Latin australis, meaning southern.
You can bat 10th or 11th in cricket. But not in baseball. Therefore, this is an example of hyperbole.
1 week, 3 days ago on Conversation @ http://thinkpurpledrank.tumblr.com/post/77990763756/hella-spring-battles-starting-infield
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranchFirst of all, Noether's work has had numerous real-world applications. Secondly, if you develop an innovation that only benefits mathematicians, that's fine. All I stated is that from a moral perspective one would prefer, ceteris paribus, for one's research to increase, rather than decrease, general welfare.
1 week, 4 days ago on Yasiel Puig, Australia, Cricket, Star Wars, GIF
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranch Any theoretical mathematical innovation that leads to technological advance which increases general welfare. Of which there are many, many examples.
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranch As long as you would be pleased to learn that your research will at some point have applications, that's a moral persective (in economic terms, putting positive weight on the utility of others).
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranch Well, not quaternions specifically, but in general I completely agree. Look at Gauss's work in Non-Euclidian Geometry, he would never have dreamed that it would have applications in Einstein's general relativity. All I was saying is that even if your research is basic, you should prefer that it will some day have real-world applications.
1 week, 5 days ago on Yasiel Puig, Australia, Cricket, Star Wars, GIF
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranch I concede that quaternions have applications. I still doubt that it's to the extent that Hamilton hoped for.
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranch I'm a theoretical macroeconomist at UCI, but I work with a lot math and I'm a mathematics enthusiast.
@LA_Woman @nudibranch@Hoze Could be a wallaby, though that's not a precise clade.
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) It was earlier Hawai'i time.
@LA_Woman @Hoze Not a giant anteater. I'm guessing it's a northern tamandua.
League's SIERA of 3.70 last season was below average for an NL reliever, but not nearly as bad as his ERA of 5.30. This makes me think he may rebound a bit this season. For example, it's not likely that he'll post another HR/FB of 19%.
2 weeks ago on Is It Possible To Trade Brandon League?
@Purple Drank (Disinterested Bystander) Drink all the Long Island's you want Drank, just don't move to the Hamptons anytime soon.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on 2014 Spring Training Preview: Left Field
Maybe Sandy should wear the new protective cap for pitchers from now on.
@Ker$haw$Dodger$ Guess Ramirez will be playing 3B in your dream.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Erisbel Arruebarruena Getting Closer to Signing For A Reported $25 Million
@Dustin NosIer If DS went back to all organ music (which won't happen), I'd be fine with that.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Paul DePodesta Era, Ten Years Later