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choptalker said...

Another good one. No apology needed sir.

September 18, 2014 at 11:44 p.m.
choptalker said...

Nice Mark! I love the businessmen specials and take my laptop to work over the WiFi every time they have them.

I'd like to add that most of the promos are old and stale. Baseball cards, bats, etc. every year. Nothing creative and fun like bobbleheads or out of the box kind of things.

The biggest HIT is the $5 general admission ticket which I'm worried the new owners will do away with.

We're going to a game in Memphis this weekend and it will be $17 per ticket! $5 a seat means we don't even have to think about whether or not to bring our family to the game. $10+ and that's going to run a lot of people away.

June 1, 2014 at 10:15 p.m.
choptalker said...

Thanks for sticking with this! Keep us posted.

January 29, 2014 at 5:33 p.m.
choptalker said...

Magic pixie dust in the 4th quarter only matters if it's close. 49-26 Noles.

January 6, 2014 at 4:13 p.m.
choptalker said...

David:

Nice column. I read through the comments hoping to read some cool ideas, but ...

May 21, 2013 at 9:54 a.m.
choptalker said...

Just reflecting on Hudson a little bit, I think he is seriously underrated. He's not Felix Hernandez, but he's been an excellent pitcher for a long time.

In the all time rank on Baseball Reference, they've got him a few spots ahead of David Cone and Orel Hershiser.

Top 10 Cy Young 4 times, but only 3 All-Star games.

I know wins are a faulty stat, but I was surprised to find out he and Halladay were so close there.

Halladay: 201 wins, 103 losses in 409 games since 1998. Career ERA 3:35 Hudson: 200 wins, 105 losses in 412 games since 1999. Career ERA 3.42

In strike outs, Halladay has the edge but not by as much as I thought. 1825 2097. 275 Ks divided by 15 years is only about 18 more Ks each year.

The innings pitched between the two are practically identical: 2717 to 2719.

Halladay is a 2 time Cy Young winner and 8-time All Star.

The perception of most baseball fans (me included before this) would be to say Halladay is a much, much better pticher, but why? Tough to say media bias because Halladay was in Toronto for so long. He did play in the AL East so that probably helped.

Thoughts?

Suppose Hudson wins 16 games this year and the next, then 10 or 12 in his finale. He'll be sitting there with 240 wins for his career. That's even with Juan Marichal, more than Whitey Ford and Catfish Hunter, and 10 behind Jack F-ing Morris and Bob Gibson.

Hall of famer? Maybe not. But I bet Halladay gets in. And then it's Jim Rice and Dale Murphy all over again.

Links: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hudsoti01.shtml http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/hallaro01.shtml http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_...

May 1, 2013 at 1:47 p.m.
choptalker said...

Sorry to see, but nicely explained. It says on the day you get the paper, so I guess that means if we have a weekend subscription, we can only get it online Saturday and Sunday.

Other local websites that "make money" don't have to pay a big staff to write stories. One person can rewrite TFP stories and post press releases.

April 29, 2013 at 10:17 a.m.
choptalker said...

I would add any bowl games played after the BCS championship game to your mountain. Pro Bowl is getting close.

January 28, 2013 at 12:14 p.m.
choptalker said...

Tyler Whatshisnicky

June 29, 2012 at 4:15 p.m.
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