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About Plutarch

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    M*A*S*H - TV show - Filming location in CA.

    Levine writes a great daily blog: http://kenlevine.blogspot.com Here's a summary of his career: Ken Levine is an Emmy winning writer/director/producer/major league baseball announcer. In a career that has spanned over 30 years Ken has worked on MASH, CHEERS, FRASIER, THE SIMPSONS, WINGS, EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, BECKER, DHARMA & GREG, and has co-created three series. He and his partner wrote the feature VOLUNTEERS. Ken has also been the radio/TV play-by-play voice of the Baltimore Orioles, Seattle Mariners, San Diego Padres. and Dodger Talk. He hosts the podcast HOLLYWOOD & LEVINE
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    M*A*S*H - TV show - Filming location in CA.

    Couple of points. 1) Larry Gelbart said that of all the characters he had developed/written for he feels most poorly about Frank Burns (although writing for the character Frank was fun). Frank was his only character that had no redeeming qualities and that it was very difficult for an actor (Larry Linville) to play that type character because everyone hates you all the time. 2) Radar's character de-evolved during the course of the show. In the first few seasons Radar is sneaky and confident (not with women). Upon the start of the Potter years Radar become less sure of himself and more demure. Usually characters go the other way...I didn't like the change in character.
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    Do you support rules limiting defensive shifts?

    Of course MLB could go to the ridiculous extreme and create 7 zones on the field (all with chalk outlines of course) and require that a defensive player by stationed in each zone during a pitch. Don't mess with the rules...just let the game evolve in it's own way.
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    M*A*S*H - TV show - Filming location in CA.

    cool site for the continuity mistakes
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    M*A*S*H - TV show - Filming location in CA.

    To me, Harry Morgan was far better in the role of Gen. Steele in one of the early episodes (season 2 I think). On another topic...in the early shows of the first season Henry's wife's name was Mildred. It was soon changed to Lorraine. Potter's wife was also named Mildred. Wonder if the writers had a 'Mildred" complex 😁
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    M*A*S*H - TV show - Filming location in CA.

    To me M*A*S*H was really two different TV shows with a transition year in-between. Loved (and still do) the first 3 years with the original cast (Trapper, Henry, Frank). The forth year with Frank Burns still in the picture was OK but after that (the BJ, Potter, Charles years) it just wasn't as funny, to me!
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    Free Agent Tracker

    I understand the why the casinos would set such a limit. Just look at what happened in the UK a couple of years ago when Leicester City were 5000/1 at the beginning of the season and went on to win the Prem. Betting books there lowered the top odds from 5000/1 to either 1000/1 or 500/1. ..I was merely expressing that I would not put down even $10 if the odds were 1000/1.
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    Free Agent Tracker

    350/1 seems rather low. Not sure if I would put down $10 even if the odds were 1000/1.
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    What year did they start the baggy pants

    As I recall, I think it was from the book Ball Four, the tailored (more form fitting) uniforms came into the National League first in the early 60's when Mays, Aaron, Robinson (?) started wearing them - they wanted to look good. Prior to that everyone wore baggy.
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    2018 Chicago Cubs

    Another anomaly from the Cubs. I heard that Terrance Gore, in his major league career (regular season) has more stolen bases than official at-bats. Another Herb Washington 😀
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    Strike Outs and Batting Average

    Thought this might be of interest. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- "The most-heard sound at major league ballparks this year was 'Strike three!'" per AP Baseball Writer Ronald Blum: "Strikeouts will exceed hits over a full season for the first time in major league history. The overall batting average has dropped to its lowest level since 1972, the year before the designated hitter." "Lefty hitters — facing smothering defensive shifts — have fared even worse, with their lowest average since 1968, before the pitcher's mound was lowered. Why it matters: "The game has transformed at a dizzying pace." The data: "There were 40,196 strikeouts and 40,098 hits through [yesterday] ... Strikeouts have set a record for the 11th consecutive season, surpassing last year's 40,104." "The .248 big league batting average is down seven percentage points from last year and a Steroids Era high of .271 in 1999."
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    No fight, no passion , no pulse....no chance...

    Actually it would be kind of cool, and a very nice gesture, to call up Yaz and have him started in left field during the last series in Fenway park
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    New most hated Commercial

    All of FIOS commercials with the miniature Al Franken doppelgänger.
  14. If the pitch trackers on TV are accurate then an ump could have an earpiece that buzzes when there is a 'looking' strike. The umpire is still responsible for swinging strikes, tipped foul balls, out at the plate, etc. (everything that are responsible for now except looking strikes. What always bother me about umpires setting/interpreting the strike zone is illustrated by how annoyed I used to get watching Ricky Henderson bat. He was 5'10'' but his crouch gave him a strike zone that was comparable to Eddie Gaedel and he benefited from a lot of undeserved walks. If the strike zone size were set based on the batter's height, which would be easy to do electronically than with the human eye, then it level the playing field.
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    Home Page

    Must be operating on the premise that it will be "a cold day in hell when.........." You fill in the blank 😀