An inconsistent contributor to DD/MSTI for a couple of years. There's a very strange bug on my keyboard right now. Kind of looks like a tadpole crossed with a shrimp, crossed with a beetle.
Advanced stats require people to do complicated math or accept other people's analysis. Batting average requires simple division.That's it. Advanced stats will always require some explanation.
1 day, 5 hours ago on Still Fighting The Good Fight
Force them to play an old video game: A-steroids.
1 day, 9 hours ago on Dodgers Sign Mike Adams to a Minor League Contract
Anyone have theories about what the new FO's "advanced techniques" for fighting injuries is?
@DKD This is trouble: Dilbeck exists.
2 days, 4 hours ago on Your Annual Spring Training Stat Reminder
@Disgruntled Goat @Raul Franklin I am in total agreement. This is just invisible money. You don't point to a roster spot next year and say "Not Brian Wilson". You just don't have to say "there's Brian Wilson in the bullpen". #worthit
2 days, 17 hours ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Being Cheap
@Superba @Raul Franklin #notcheap
3 days, 9 hours ago on No, The Dodgers Aren’t Being Cheap
@ThtsaPaddlin I just wished they had gotten Randy Johnson instead of Brown (probably never would have happened) and then Brown broke his hand punching a wall (probably inevitable).
Dodgers committed to spending upwards of $50 million to get rid of players.
@Montgomery "Drink" Burns *Yiddish as opposed to TV producer sense of the term.
4 days, 7 hours ago on Don’t Judge The Health Of The Dodger Rotation On Disabled List Trips
@Montgomery "Drink" Burns I certainly hope you're not really sorry.What kind of world would it be if when people are right, they should apologize.It would be a shonda (in the yiddish sense of the term).Let us establish higher standards for our food and our food fights.
@Disgruntled Goat @Raul Franklin @Montgomery "Drink" Burns All people must relax by 25% by the year 2016.
4 days, 8 hours ago on Don’t Judge The Health Of The Dodger Rotation On Disabled List Trips
Oh shit, @Montgomery "Drink" Burns is so right.http://www.naturalawakeningsmag.com/Natural-Awakenings/July-2014/Relaxing-Rules/Fuck it. Let's go get twinkies.
I, too have this ability.
Any farmer who is a friend of @capnsparrow is a friend of mine.
You hold 20 times your weight in liquid:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwRISkyV_B8
VND is a sham-wow.
@Montgomery Burns Dude. You totes stole my line.
@Montgomery Burns Actually, maybe calling it a sham is a way of advocating that it be applied well...
@Montgomery Burns In the end, to call something a sham because it is not regulated well, or is not stringent enough in its standards misses the point.If you like the core principle, then advocate that it be applied well.
@Montgomery Burns And yes, those standards include extended documentation of going without a category of pesticides. So in short, you're a doctor not a farmer, dude.
@Montgomery Burns Did you learn this from Penn and Teller?It is regionally regulated, and regulations have been gradually relaxed as mass market enterprises have come to dominate organic, but I have actually spoken to farmers who have complained of the difficulty of getting certification due to high standards.It may have been gutted, but that doesn't mean that it's a lie.
@efb @Raul Franklin @Montgomery Burns I guess I misinterpreted her urine.
@Montgomery Burns But actually it did matter. It was a useful standard to set and established precedent and practice for removing a category of noxious chemicals from our collective effluent.
All the pitchers are getting hurt arms.... I know, let's rush them!
6 days, 9 hours ago on A look at Dodgers’ pitchers and ‘pace of play’
@capnsparrow @Raul Franklin Fucking 9 years.
1 week ago on When To Call Up Julio Urias? Remember The Lesson Of Adrian Beltre
@DKD They were.
@Iron Man Returns @Raul Franklin November 1988 was the absolute worst time to become a Dodgers fan. That was my entry point.
@Subtle Euphemism My friend, consider this: babysitters, all-day caretakers of our children routinely get paid $10-$15 per hour. Lawyers frequently get paid approx. 30-80 times that.
It's pretty mind-blowing how many shit moves the Dodgers made in the early years of my fandom.The 1990s and 2000s for the Dodgers may have been two of the most painfully frustrating decades in the history of baseball fandom for any team.At least teams like the Cubs and the old Washington Nationals are rarely contenders, and teams like the Red Sox and White Sox had resentment and massive wells of historical futiity to build legends out of, and all those central division teams like the Royals, Brewers, Reds, Indians, and Twins are small markets so its more of a nice surprise when they actually compete.The Dodgers just had every reason to be successful and just blew it so many times in so many ways, and really it's remarkable how rarely "luck" was the most obvious factor.
@TellMyWifeISaidGoodbye Truism I recently heard: no one ever forgets where they buried the hatchet.
1 week ago on Brandon McCarthy & Molly Knight had an insightful Twitter convo while you were sleeping
@Weston T @Dustin Nosler @PagansOedipalComplex Feh is yiddish for "gross"
1 week, 1 day ago on Dodgers miss out on Yoan Moncada, possibly to spend big on July 2
@Dustin Nosler @Weston T @PagansOedipalComplex #notajew
@Tymathee @Lobo @Weston T Love that movie. Keenan Ivory Wayans' finest hour.
@Tymathee @Weston T I'm gonna get you sucka!
@Purple Drank This theory is wrong because it didn't account for Nitrogen. It's the number one chemical in team chemistry.
1 week, 1 day ago on Dustin McGowan Might Be A Dodger, Maybe
I know he's adored by many, but I am kind of relieved the Dodgers didn't sign Yoan Moncada. It holds with their strategy of cleaning up the system this year without betting too much on the future.
@Uncultured Bastard @I Am PFP And So Can You Ahhh, when honesty is the only option.
1 week, 4 days ago on So Andre Ethier Still Exists
@Tymathee @Mike Petriello The more I think about it, the more accurate it feels.And please, don't talk about Ethier's "running". I like the guy, but dat NLDS doe.
Andre Ethier: the Dodgers' Ryan Howard.
@Purple Drank @Raul Franklin It's an extremely low risk of happening, but I will wear a rubber glove. People have said very positive things about my handshakes. They alone contribute 1.5 to my 2.5 WAR.
2 weeks, 3 days ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: Closer Kenley Jansen
@Disgruntled Goat @Raul Franklin Hanley in Fenway vs. Rollins in DS is like totally LOL.
If Jimmy Rollins hits more HR in 2015 than Hanley, I will personally shake the hands of everyone here.
@capnsparrow I am going to now completely misinterpret what you're saying in this comment so that I can sound smartly sarcastic.
@Dustin Nosler Sign both of them, eh? I guess that he doesn't surprise easily?
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Mailbag #19: Batting Order, FO Concerns, Uribe’s Future, Playoff Format, Ethier Trade?
@Mike Petriello Say hi to AJ Preller for me.
@Mike Petriello Nice post. Gives an important personal touch to the day to day management of the team.My rough estimate is this: to radically improve the food quality of an organization's entire minor league roster would cost on the order of $2.5 million if they were to buy them high quality meals 3 meals a day 365 days a year. (calculated at approx. $10 per meal and 180 people fed plus an additional $310,000/year of costs for delivery, space, and food service staffing).To put this another way, if the average big league player took a 2.5% pay cut, this cost would be covered.Or perhaps just snip off a touch of that Star Citizen crowdfunding.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Gabe Kapler And Positioning Prospects To Succeed
@SabrDodgers Because it provides a picture of personalities you never see covered in the movies, but that exist in reality.
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Loving That Dee Gordon Trade More Every Day
@FurryBrick You are forgiven. And the answer is up to you.
1 month ago on Justin Turner Won’t Be As Lucky In 2015
In honor of DoDi celebrations and Justin Turner, I believe that the new Dodgers slogan should be "Big Nasty Redhead".I am sure I am the first to say this.
@deblue It's good that you can carry memory of him with you.