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    No lofter, no Zippy. I wish them well, wherever...

    No lofter, no Zippy. I wish them well, wherever they are and whatever they're doing. And thank you all, WNY members, for the lively discussions.

    Peace, love, happiness, good health, and...
  2. Thread: The Amazin' Mets

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    Congratulations, Mets fans! Good to have the...

    Congratulations, Mets fans! Good to have the World Series in NY again.
  3. Thread: The Yankees

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    He's defense is also hugely important. When he's...

    He's defense is also hugely important. When he's not standing near first, unless he's circling the bases as he passes by, bad things tend to happen.
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    GG, if you are still reading. He's adapted and...

    GG, if you are still reading. He's adapted and doing pretty well now that he's completely healthy.
  5. Thread: Mad Men

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    Peggy / Peggy The only bigger transformation...

    Peggy / Peggy

    The only bigger transformation was in the world itself 1959 / 1970.
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  6. Thread: Mad Men

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    Two episodes later Allison has a meltdown in a...

    Two episodes later Allison has a meltdown in a focus group and then confronts Don. She wants a letter of reference, and he agrees to this, but tells her to write it herself. Not a smart move.

    Go...
  7. Thread: Mad Men

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    I will miss this series. The writing and acting...

    I will miss this series. The writing and acting were superb. Excerpt for Bert Cooper, there wasn't a single character I didn't like, or enjoy watching, even the despicable Pete and the latterly...
  8. Thread: Mlb

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    Pat Venditte Debut

    I have heard of ambidextrous pitchers but don't think I have never seen one before -- certainly not at the MLB level, if ever.

    In case you were wondering, the rule -- the broadcasters called it...
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    Ok, so that's much worse than I had imagined. ...

    Ok, so that's much worse than I had imagined. Earlier this week, after hearing some about the recent scandals, I was telling someone that football must be the corrupt sport on the planet -- "just as...
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    Gehrig isn't famous for his 2721 hits, which was...

    Gehrig isn't famous for his 2721 hits, which was a team record not an all-time mlb mark.

    ARod is indeed keeping company with Sosa, McGwire, and Palmiero for all the wrong reasons, but on the...
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    ARod has had, especially last year, a crappy...

    ARod has had, especially last year, a crappy attitude and lousy judgement. His lawsuit against the Players Union and his treatment of Michael Weiner was a low point, stupid even for a player who has...
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    This is a story in which someone lost their life,...

    This is a story in which someone lost their life, and a possible murder. Nothing to be gleeful about here.
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    660 is still amazing, not bad for a washed up...

    660 is still amazing, not bad for a washed up "disgrace". I am enjoying this comeback.
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    Arod looks like Arod again. The long rest did...

    Arod looks like Arod again. The long rest did him good.
  15. Thread: North Korea

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    Pyongyang is relatively prosperous. There are...

    Pyongyang is relatively prosperous. There are probably thousands of people leading "normal" lives in an island of urban civilization. I have read estimates that as few as 500-600 people have any...
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    The Education of Alex Rodriguez...

    The Education of Alex Rodriguez

    "More often than not, the mention of Alex Rodriguez in polite company triggers one of a spectrum of deeply conditioned responses. Pained ugh. Guttural groan....
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    It would be a pleasant story-line for him to...

    It would be a pleasant story-line for him to redeem himself with a strong year and a seriously contrite attitude but I wouldn't take that bet.
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    Dear Fans, I've been a scoundrel... ...

    Dear Fans, I've been a scoundrel...

    http://wirednewyork.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=18096&stc=1
  19. Thread: The Yankees

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    Ed, you gotta speak baseball to me. I don't know...

    Ed, you gotta speak baseball to me. I don't know nothing about them La Crosse or Rugby players you named. :)

    Actually, Koufax offers a pretty good basis of comparison. If Mattingly had been on...
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    No WS, 2000 hits, 222 HRs. A few Supernova years...

    No WS, 2000 hits, 222 HRs. A few Supernova years will never be enough.
  21. Thread: North Korea

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    Did North Korea Really Attack Sony?

    By Bruce Schneier


    I am deeply skeptical of the FBI’s announcement on Friday...
  22. Thread: North Korea

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    This amounts to two thumbs up from Siskel and...

    This amounts to two thumbs up from Siskel and Ebert:
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    I completely agree, Ed. On the other hand, this...

    I completely agree, Ed. On the other hand, this is probably the most amazing publicity "The Interview"'s director and producers could have dreamt of. The film has gotten poor reviews, but now that...
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    Fracking sounds bad. I mean it literally sounds...

    Fracking sounds bad. I mean it literally sounds like trouble. Anyone proposing a potentially catastrophic method of extracting fossil fuels ought to rethink their choice of consonants. Very hard...
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    Torture will always be justified.

    Torture will always be justified.
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