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Lobstah  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fallacy of the Baseball Hall of Fame

I follow the Cards pretty closely as well. Lived there for a few years, close proximity, need an NL team, etc. I'm excited we got Price and it looks like David Glass is actually willing to shell out some dough, so maybe a few things to look forward to.

Lobstah  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fallacy of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Right, that's the nail on the head. It's not incompatible with anything, they're just statistics for crying out loud.

Royals, unfortunately. Won the series my year of birth, downhill ever since.

Lobstah  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fallacy of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Oh nice post, I'm new here so didn't catch it. But yeah, I seriously can't believe how many writers/scouts/fans STILL 'aren't buying into' Sabermetrics. Like...what the hell else do you need to see??

Lobstah  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fallacy of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Well I think some, if not most, of these guys are intelligent and understand baseball, but as Goldmine alluded to, they're trying to use their ballots to make a statement. And that shit just shouldn't fly. BoobsAreAwesome brought up some good points too- make the votes publicly available and take away votes from anyone who turns in a blank ballot.

Lobstah  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fallacy of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Agree wholeheartedly on the "suspicion of use" part. I also thought they brought up a really good point with the amphetamine use by old-timers. I mean, shit, if steroids existed and were accessible back then, do we really think those guys wouldn't have used them?? And yeah, the Piazza snub got me super fired up as well. The guy was one of my childhood icons!

I don't understand why there ISN'T transparent voting yet. Even the NCAA coaches' poll is transparent, right?

Also, can find a list of popular/trending topics under 'community' on the left.

Lobstah  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Warner Bros. Wins Superman Copyright Case

This decision concerned a letter-agreement made in 2001 between WB and the Seigels, rather than the 1938 sale. The Siegels are still entitled to some income from the Superman brand I believe, probably according to the terms of the original sale.

Lobstah  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Circle Circle, Dot (You know what to do)

This is exactly the kind of discussion I come here for.

Lobstah  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Kansas University has won 100 of their last 101 games at home.

You triked me!

Lobstah  ·  3120 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Kansas University has won 100 of their last 101 games at home.

Yeah, KC metro.

Lobstah  ·  3121 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Divulging my secret family recipe for macaroni and cheese.

Check #recipes, some guy posts microwave-only recipes. There's a microwave here, right?

Lobstah  ·  3121 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So I deleted my reddit account...

It is me! Check out the faq on the left. It helps a bit.

Agreed, and that's not how I see it at all. I haven't seen anything other than syncretic's post, but I imagine there were enough to warrant the OP's request. I'm just saying it's to be expected when people first discover others they had something in common with, and that it will likely die down after a short time.

Lobstah  ·  3121 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk program ruled unconstitutional.

This is one of those awkward clashes between public safety and the 4th Amendment. DUI checkpoints are analogous, but have been upheld time and time again. Granted, a drunk driver poses a significantly greater danger to the public than a trespasser in an apartment building might, but it's a difficult distinction.

Will be interesting to see how they refine the standard for stops and whether it actually works.

I completely agree with this sentiment, but from what I can tell there are many people who use both sites, and many of those people 'know' each other, to the extent you can know people online. I think it's natural for people to discuss things they're familiar with at first, so there will probably be some mentions and cross-references.

However, I imagine the people who care enough to check this place out and stay will be the ones who are mature enough to leave that kind of thing at the door.

Lobstah  ·  3121 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So I deleted my reddit account...

Huh.