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Friday, September 14, 2012
 
Derek Jeter ties Willie Mays
Derek Jeter has the same number of hits as Willie Mays.

Jeter said I care about winning, but this is an honor yada yada yada.

What he should have said: Willie Mays overcame cultural obstacles to make the majors, and he missed two seasons to war. If he had played those seasons, we wouldn't be having this discussion. It wouldn't be close, and Hank Aaron would have been second place when he passed Babe Ruth.
Monday, September 10, 2012
 
MLB won't let Nationals pay for Metro service
Solution: don't attend MLB games.
Saturday, September 08, 2012
 
Stephen Strasburg
Congratulations to the Nationals for valuing the health of their pitcher!

There are certain irresponsible columnists who have questioned Washington's decision. In so doing, they demonstrate their support for pitcher injuries.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012
 
Predictions
I have rated prospects in the past, and most of my mistakes have come from believing that players will learn patience. The key example is Alex Rios. He's got talent, but he's not the world-crusher he could have been.

Jeff Francoeur is even more extreme. Baseball is a game. Games require strategy. Strategy requires intelligence. Creativity. Trickiness. It doesn't seem like something that can be developed.
Sunday, September 02, 2012
 
Jurickson Profar
This kid is special.

He's got every skill: patience, contact, power, fielding, and baserunning. He's gonna go far.

He's quite possibly the best 19-year-old in the majors.
 
Hey Mets fans
Stop complaining!

The Mets are going to be good. Soon. They have the smartest team in baseball, except Billy Beane, maybe.

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