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Plutarch

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  1. Or, in the words of the immortal Buddy Guy: "Don't let the doorknob hit you where my dog should have bit you"
  2. Wasn't trying to "break news" so to speak...just showing data that backs up what most of us (umpires union excluded) think
  3. I found this to be any interesting read: ------------------------------------ Boston University professor Mark T. Williams and his team of graduate students recently completed a study that examined the accuracy of MLB umpires on ball/strike calls from 2008 through 2018. What they found: The results showed that younger umpires have performed far better than their older counterparts. Pretty alarming when you consider that more than half of the 76 full-time umps this season are 55 or older. By the numbers: The top five performers averaged 32.8 years of age with a bad call rate of 8.36%. The bottom five performers averaged 57.4 years of age with a bad call rate of 14.06%. This is concerning: Last season, Ted Barrett, 54, ranked dead last with a bad call rate of 13.8%. Yes, the same Ted Barrett who served as crew chief for the World Series.
  4. American history whether you live in New England or not. The first shots fired at Lexington and Concord - the begining of the American Revolution. The Redcoats marched from Charleston (Boston Harbor area) to Concord (about 15-16 miles) to confiscate an alleged cache of weapons from a farm house. Along the way there was a small battle in Lexington (a few shots hear and there). The upon arriving at the farm in Concord the Redcoats waited until orders were given to attack - before they got a chance they were ambushed and they were actually chased, and shot at, all the way back to Charleston by the local town militias (the MinuteMen). A long day if you were wearing red coat. Another trivia note: Paul Revere never announced that the British are coming during his ride the night before. He said the Redcoats are coming...at the time everyone in the US was British, so saying the British are coming make no sense.
  5. Since the O's are once again playing on Patriot's Day, let's see if OHers were paying attention during history class all those years ago. So, Patriot's Day is actually on April 19th (observed on a Monday) .... without looking it up what was the event that is commemorated on OPatriot's Day?
  6. Taco Bell..the home of the $1 high colonic
  7. Not making any kind of economic or political statement with the following. Not that he shouldn't take everything he can get but I just found it interesting. median household income in the United States In 2018 is $62,175 Manny makes as much in an hour as the medial family makes in a year.
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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 😁
  12. 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!
  13. 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.
  14. 350/1 seems rather low. Not sure if I would put down $10 even if the odds were 1000/1.
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