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matthewshea
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matthewshea
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I have been following the intrigue along with everyone else, but finally have something to say about it. I think part of the problem people have with whatever happened/is happening is that we think of BP as a family (yes, one we pay for, but still...) and when somebody leaves, it's difficult. Leaving without telling us anything, even more frustrating. When Joe left earlier this year, there were hundreds of comments about it, and it was tucked in at the end of a column. No real notice, no nothing. It hurt (it did me, anyway), but at least there was a notice. Whatever happens with Will, it will be odd until we get some kind of closure. Whether that means Will leaves BP or whether he stays, we need to know. This limbo is just plain awful for everyone. Dave Pease promised some type of comment last week (in the comments), but we have nothing. Brian is completely right in the comment above, that there needs to be SOME type of statement one way or another. I've been around BP for ages, when many of my favorite authors have left (and returned, and left...), and I do consider them a part of my life. It's difficult when we don't know what's happening to our family.

 
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I saw Madison Bumgarner this year on a fluke in Portland this spring. The family had no idea, but I told them this was a 19 year old kid that would be pitching in the pennant race this year. I hope it pans out for him, as he was just dominant that day....

Nov 20, 2009 6:03 PM on The Commish Speaks
 
matthewshea
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If the Dice-K reports are wrong, does that mean he's back earlier or later?

Jun 30, 2009 8:29 AM on Known Unknowns
 
matthewshea
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I think the idea was that's ALL they've got.

Jun 13, 2009 6:35 PM on 2001 in review
 
matthewshea
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That'd be great! Thanks!

Jun 11, 2009 8:24 AM on Binomial Feliz
 
matthewshea
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Eric, This article is a great one when I introduce these subjects next year in my AP Stats class. Some nice, basic introductions, then the math, then a decent explanation of what it all means. Thanks!

Jun 10, 2009 3:31 PM on Binomial Feliz
 
matthewshea
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Oh, and another thing. I don't know what his pitch count was, but it couldn't have been very high. He wasn't messing around with 2-2 counts. It was "strike one, strike two, low and away, strike three." They weren't hitting fouls, either. I turned to my brother after the third and told him that might be our only chance at seeing him. He was just overpowering the Sea Dogs.

May 24, 2009 11:07 AM on Turning the Tables?
 
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I was at the game today, and was psyched to see Bumgarner, while bummed that Lars Anderson didn't start. Bumgarner struck out the first five guys before anyone hit anything remotely close to a fair ball. I think he had 11 k's in 6 innings, with only one walk. The gun had him top out at 91, which seemed odd, as he was definitely bringing it. I know one thing: he didn't look 19. He also pickd the guy off first after he allowed that hit in the second. GREAT move, almost Pettitte-ish.

May 23, 2009 4:26 PM on Turning the Tables?
 
matthewshea
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Didn\'t Randy go 10-1 1.28 with four shutouts for Houston?!? Yes, only 0-2 1.93 in the playoffs, but that\'s hardly his fault!

Feb 08, 2009 2:36 PM on Paul Wilson. Again.
 
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\"DL: Is the pitching philosophy different here than it was in the Seattle organization? KM: Not so much. Maybe in Seattle, they were really hard on guys going hard in, for effect. It was, \'Try to get beat with your fastball before you get beat with your other stuff.\' It was kind of that philosophy. Here... well, it\'s kind of hard to pick up just what it is here.\" Hilarious. Kind of sums up the O\'s, doesn\'t it?

Nov 16, 2008 5:38 PM on Kam Mickolio
 
matthewshea
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I noticed the same thing about the camera. Thought it was weird, but now it makes sense...

Oct 26, 2008 11:28 AM on Advantage Acquired