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@RobertBoyd There are people that just aren't that political. I've heard Silverberg interviewed several times and wouldn't have inferred much about his politics from what he said. Could be he votes for Republicans when he's voting; it's a free country.
1 week, 1 day ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121554/2015-hugo-awards-and-history-science-fiction-culture-wars
I'd like to see the route efficiency for Yasiel Puig. "Looking at the figures alone would lead you to believe he's playing two positions at once . . ."
1 month, 3 weeks ago on What Can Statcast Teach Us About the Dodgers?
Funny, everyone was saying Hamas had won the war.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/121158/oxfam-report-israeli-blockade-preventing-gaza-rebuilding
In the words of Myron Cohen, "Everybody's got to be somewhere."
3 months, 1 week ago on Dodgers Sign Erik Bedard, Who Used To Be A Guy
Since you're apt to run into racial discrimination in any field of endeavor, why would you think you would escape it by leaving mainstream journalism?
I started doing office work 25 years ago, as a temp working in a number of different offices. One thing that struck me immediately is that at a certain level of the hierarchy you just stopped seeing black faces -- it was always a case of one or two, maybe, and maybe not. This was in marked contrast to the clerical level, where I work, and also in marked contrast to white women, who if not equally represented had risen a fair piece from a state of discrimination. Twenty five years later it hasn't changed in the least degree. One conclusion you could draw from this is that the strategies adopted from the dawn of the civil rights era simply are not working, and doubling down on them isn't likely to work that much better. It may be time to think about new strategies. I don't know what they might be any more than you do.
6 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/119912/black-female-journalist-quits-media-decries-newsroom-racism
You wouldn't want to hire Maddon as GM because you'd create the impression that he was just lying in wait to replace Mattingly.
The reason you'd be loath to let Mattingly go is that his ability to manage a contentious clubhouse might not be easy to replace.
6 months ago on Joe Maddon is now a free agent, are the Dodgers next?
The difference between Colletti and Friedman is that if Friedman was going to trade Puig or Kemp I would trust him to get good value.
6 months, 1 week ago on Andrew Friedman Is Going To Do Something That Infuriates You
This is like when you get a new car. You find yourself wandering over to the garage just look at it.
6 months, 1 week ago on Baseball Twitter reacts to Dodgers’ hiring of Andrew Friedman
Seems more likely that this is a long term target. They turned themselves into an instant contender by gobbling up bad contracts, but once those are out of the system and they're producing young talent regularly the target is to be beneath 190.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Are The Dodgers Really Going To Dump Payroll?
Saw it coming? It was like going to bed with a Pinto and waking up to find you had a Rolls Royce.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Dee Gordon Actually Made An All-Star Team
I believe the TV show recap was one of the first characteristic forms of Internet content. I don't recall the fellow's name, but the program (bitchily) recapped was Beverly Hills 90210.
12 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/117609/david-chase-speaks-about-last-sopranos-scene-if-tony-dies
"There is no risk to putting a nuclear reactor next to the bobblehead factory!" the scientists said. Little did they know . . .
The costume would be complete if they had him carrying a sign on his back that said "I am not a mascot."
1 year ago on Tigers @ Dodgers April 8, 2014: Interleague Play Already?
So my question is, when do we start nicknaming him Pogue Maholm?
1 year ago on Giants @ Dodgers April 5, 2014: Heart You, Don Mattingly
Because cultivating cultures hate raiding cultures. Here's one for you: Why are you asking stupid questions?
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116946/vikings-are-misunderstood
Don't be silly. The Germans are America's favorite villains. In fact, they're everyone's favorite villains.
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116891/russian-baddies-anna-chapman-putin-boris-and-natasha
As a day-to-day film critic Thomson has come to sound like a sailor grown tired of the sea. The question is, is the sailor who's grown tired of the sea the person you put in charge of maritime reporting?
1 year, 1 month ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116503/why-12-years-slave-will-win-best-picture-oscars
Well, the author instantly identifies himself as a philistine boob by opening with Vile Bodies, which is a great comic novel. Can't imagine why he'd expect to be taken seriously after that.
1 year, 2 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.newrepublic.com/article/116678/five-worst-books-ever-written-great-authors
I know the answer -- pick up the Mark Ellis option. Just let me finish my time machine, go kill Hitler, and then we'll be set.
1 year, 2 months ago on You Know What, Just Trade For Daniel Murphy Already
You're going to get a letter from Marvel Comics about that logo.
1 year, 3 months ago on Death To MSTI. Long Live MSTI.
All I can think of is that Ellis asked them not to pick up the option if they didn't intend to start him. Either that or they're blithering idiots.
1 year, 3 months ago on So Hey, Think About Michael Young, Starting At Second Base
Now aren't you glad you didn't get them to throw the book at Carlos Quentin? It could have made a bad precednt.
1 year, 10 months ago on Dodgers @ Pirates June 14, 2013: So Long, Ramon Hernandez