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The Amazin' Avenue Rec-ord Book: #40 - 31

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Were headed down into the 30s, but this list is only heating up! Just like that, we're within mere inches of the greatest posts of all time. Let's go! #40 - 31 awaits, after the jump...

 

Aarbnumber40_medium What really happened during Thanksgiving between R.A. and Sam.

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What really happened during Thanksgiving between R.A. and Sam.

 

Aarbnumber39_medium R.A. Dickey running for Governor of New York on the "Knuckleballs Are Too Damn Slow" ticket.

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R.A. Dickey running for Governor of New York on the "Knuckleballs Are Too Damn Slow" ticket.

 

Aarbnumber38_medium It's Time To Stop Using BABIP

Hi.  I'm Dan.  I thought about putting this on Beyond the Boxscore, but I "live" here. This post really isn't about BABIP -- it's about sabermetrics generally, and where we're going wrong.  Please read the whole thing before vilifying me.  If you still feel like vilifying me afterward, go watch this.  It will make you feel better.

A week or so ago, the Mets award winning television team (well, the Gary and Ron parts) started talking sabermetrics -- specifically, BABIP.   They tore it a new one, and for the most part, it's because they didn't understand what BABIP meant, or did, or... whatever.  It doesn't matter. 

What matters is that they talked about BABIP.  Which is horrible, because they're going to botch it 100% of the time.  And that's our fault, not theirs.  It's time to stop using it.

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Aarbnumber37_medium Inspired by the Mets territorial map, I decided to map a foreign land. Embiggen In All It's...

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Inspired by the Mets territorial map, I decided to map a foreign land.

Embiggen In All It's Hideous Grandeur

 

Aarbnumber36_medium Heyman, Nice Shot

 

 

 

Fun with Filter and a Jon Heyman article.

On the surface it actually does seem like a fair and even-handed article (Explaining My Hall of Fame Ballot) but I quickly learn logic and counting skills are not Mr. Heyman's forte, though he often conflates those two characteristics with 'internet crowds' and complex sabermetrics. Also, Bert Blyleven must have run over his dog once because he is none too fond of him. How can you not be fond of a man who wears shirts like this? He will even say 'fuck' over the public airwaves if the situation presents itself. (Imagine Gary Cohen saying, 'And that shit's outta here!' That would be wonderful. Then Keith would start talking about how Kevin Mitchell used to crap in people's cleats for fun while Ron ponders why life is so cruel)

This one's a doozy, so let's start before my will to live is drained.

(yes, it's almost a year old, but still hasn't found reality yet)

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Aarbnumber35_medium Transcript Of The 2010 Mets GM Candidate Debate

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Welcome to the 2010 New York Mets General Manageratorial Debate. Today, I, Jeff Wilpon, will moderate a panel of the three leading candidates for the Mets GM job, in attempt to vet their qualifications and create a fan-favorite candidate, who I will then quickly spurn. So let's start out by having the candidates briefly discuss their pertinent past experience. Mr. Hahn, we'll start with you.  

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Well, let me start out by thanking you Mr. Wilpon for this opportunity. Just a bit about myself: I grew up in Chicago, went to University of Michigan, then Harvard Law and the Kellog School of Management at Northwestern. I started out at a sports agency, Steinberg, Moorad & Dunn. And for the past 10 years, I've been an Assistant GM for the White Sox, mainly negotiating contracts and advising GM Kenny Williams on moves.

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Hello. My name is Sandy Alderson. I have worked previously for the Oakland Athletics from 1981 to 1998. From '83 to '97, I was General Manager and we had some good years during that run. I then worked in the commissioner's office, later as CEO of the Padres. These days, I'm back with MLB, overseeing baseball operations in the Dominican Republic. 

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Aarbnumber34_medium Jerry Goes To The Bullpen This was a combination of my trying to rationalize the move tonight and...

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Jerry Goes To The Bullpen

This was a combination of my trying to rationalize the move tonight and being bored.

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Aarbnumber33_medium Based on Properly correcting the BtB performance chart. We all know what REALLY winz games!

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Based on Properly correcting the BtB performance chart.
We all know what REALLY winz games!

 

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Aarbnumber31_medium Mount Dickey!!

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Mount Dickey!!

 

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