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About Myshkin

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    Long Beach, CA
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  1. Sweet, beautiful Spoono, I’m pleased to find that you and I are in agreement on the subject of Tulsi Gabbard. But I dare say that Gabbard would be quite happy for all of us to continue to concentrate on her old despicable anti-LGBTQ positions. She and her supporters will (indeed have already begun to) excuse this as the youthful failings of a person who has since “evolved”. And after all shouldn’t we all be allowed room to evolve? And aren’t those who refuse to allow us to evolve the real enemy anyway? Complete horseshit, of course, but effective in distracting from the problem of her still held, and as far as I’m concerned, instantly disqualifying support of right-wing nationalist strongmen, in particular Narendra Modi. We can and should judge her by the company she keeps, and the fact that she supports violent, intolerant strongmen does not suggest that she would be the inclusive progressive leader she claims she would be.
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    Assassin's Apprentice Opinions?

    You’ll either love it or think Fitz is a whiny asshole. There’s really no in-between. But even if you hate Fitz you should still continue on to the Liveship Traders trilogy; Fitz isn’t in it, and it’s just an all-around better series.
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    MLB Offseason 2018: Harper, Your Herald Boras Sings

    Only info I’ve seen is that the vesting option is worth $17mm and is based on innings pitched/games started. No word yet on how many innings pitched or games started before the option vests.
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    MLB Offseason 2018: Harper, Your Herald Boras Sings

    Phillies sign Andrew McCutchen for 3yrs/$50mm. I’d be pissed if I was a Phils fan.
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    MLB Offseason 2018: Harper, Your Herald Boras Sings

    So Harold Baines is a HoFer. Like that really happened. You know who was on the same Today’s Game ballot as Baines? Orel Hershiser. Now even though I love him with every ounce of my being, I’m not necessarily saying that Orel deserves to be in the HoF, but he deserves it much more than Harold Baines.
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    Nobel Literature Prize Speculation 2018 Cancelled

    Update on the super fucked up Swedish Academy: Since the Nobel Foundation has refused to release the Prize money until the Academy had cleaned itself up, and since the Academy no longer seems to have enough members to actually award the Prize, a compromise has been made. The belated 2018 Prize, the 2019 Prize, and the 2020 Prize will be awarded by a jury comprised of 5 Academy members and 5 non-members. I can’t find the names of the Academy members who will be on this jury, but hopefully Horace Engdahl isn’t one of them. As for whether or not the Swedish Academy will continue to exist much longer, that’s still up in the air. Though the Nobel Foundation has hinted that should the Academy cease to exist, or fail to get their shit together, awarding of the Nobel Literature Prize could be handed to another institution.
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    MLB 2018: Bonfire of the Metropolitans

    Adrian Beltre is a beautiful human and an all-time great at third. He’s first ballot all the way.
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    MLB 2018: Bonfire of the Metropolitans

    I’d be pretty ok with the Cards getting Harper, but I really want the Giants to get him.
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    MLB 2018: Bonfire of the Metropolitans

    At the end of the day we’ve been to the WS two years in a row. That’s a major accomplishment and something to be proud of and thankful for. But this year especially clear mistakes were made, and we have to learn from them.
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    MLB 2018: Bonfire of the Metropolitans

    It’s not Roberts so much as what seems to be the front office’s slavish devotion to a predetermined game plan. Alex Cora did a great job of managing the game at hand, while Roberts seemed not to have a feel for (or was not allowed to act on his feel for) the game as it was being played. Every team absolutely needs to take advantage of advanced analytics, but these are human beings playing on the field, and analytics can’t tell you how a human being will perform from day to day or moment to moment. A manager needs to have a feel for how things are playing out in real time, and have the ability to adjust accordingly. And when your approach dictates that you bench several of your most dangerous hitters (and better defenders) for the first two games of the World Series, I’m gonna suggest you maybe rethink your strategy. Not to take anything away from the Sawks; they were a monster team this year, and probably would have beat us anyway. But we should have won game four, and it was clearly over-managing that lost that game for us. And going into game five all tied up makes this a different series entirely. So yeah, Roberts shouldn’t be fired, but the approach this team has to drawing up and sticking to a predetermined game plan should be re-examined.
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    MLB 2018: Bonfire of the Metropolitans

    I hate this game.
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    MLB 2018: Bonfire of the Metropolitans

    Are you fucking kidding me? Dave Roberts is gonna have to answer for this.
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    MLB 2018: Bonfire of the Metropolitans

    I do not like bringing Jansen out here.