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Chavez Ravine

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Chavez Ravine last won the day on October 15 2017

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About Chavez Ravine

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    Plus Member since 11/03
  • Birthday 7/19/1970

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    Corvallis, OR
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  • Interests
    running, gardening
  • Occupation
    Researcher
  • Favorite Current Oriole
    Adam Jones
  • Favorite All Time Oriole
    Tippy Martinez

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  1. It’s all Dungeness crab out here on the left coast. There is a culture built around it. Crab is a Christmas tradition. But it doesn’t taste nearly as good. A friend of mine, born and raised in LA, still randomly brings up the time...twenty years or so ago...that I took him to a Baltimore diner and he had a soft shell crab sandwich.
  2. Apparently if you give the same architecture firm more than 5 billion to play with instead of a chincy 1 billion you get SoFi stadium. I’m not sure it looks 4 billion dollars different. Plus you don’t even get natural grass.
  3. Being off by a few hundred K in a strange, data poor, truncated year seems OK to me. Granted, those are very much high leverage dollars to leave on the table, but it’s a very amorphous leverage (particularly in that amount). You can give the real dollars to an intern to day trade with to see what they can do with by next month.
  4. The pessimist in me thinks this thread is going to be way more interesting than the season.
  5. A story about being flawed humans: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-06-20/column-nearly-50-years-later-he-hasnt-forgotten-the-ugly-racial-incident-and-neither-have-i
  6. We just need 29 games for a single elimination tournament.
  7. My all time favorite as well. The only thing I was halfway good at in basketball was rebounding. One of the best compliments I have ever received came when I was playing at a basketball camp. I made a rebound, and Wes pointed at me from the sideline and said "Excellent positioning, son".
  8. I have lost track of the details. Do they still have to get local approval for using/ working in the stadiums? I assume there are contingencies if a region like NYC goes on full lockdown again. Has the MLBPA agreed to those?
  9. Just keep chucking talent into the firebox and hope that coaching, video, personality tests, wearable tech, organizational philosophy, and the mysteries of the universe squirt out some rare nuggets at a reasonable pace.
  10. I think because if they only employed the ten or so folks that made meaningful and actual improvements every ten years or so, the economy would be even more screwy than it already is. I have used tech continuously for the past 35 years and can count on one hand the things that have actually improved over that time.
  11. They are clear on what to do with your chickens: https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/22/health/salmonella-outbreak-chicks-ducklings-kiss-trnd/index.html
  12. It’s the new reality. Do you play a game, sing in the church choir, attend a lecture, do tequila slammers in Cabo now that all that marginally adds to your risk of death (more than it already did) and also contributes to increasing the likelihood that your grandma and friend with chronic asthma might die? Or more pertinently, that some anonymous stranger might die?
  13. A friend of mine was at a diner in his youth when a random old guy stopped at his table and said: “boy, are you not gonna eat that fat??!!!” He called for the kitchen to give him a couple of pieces of bread and the guy took the fat off his plate to, as the codger said “make me a fat sandwich!!”
  14. I used to walk 4 miles a day on my daily commute. Now I walk to get snacks. I have no will power.
  15. A guy did that to me in a touch football game in elementary school. To my credit, I popped up and was eyeball to eyeball with him when he was talking smack. I had no idea where I was... (perhaps still don’t).
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