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Kris Ericson
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Kris Ericson
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Get yourself Adlbock, or a similar extension/add-in. Took care of everything for me using the Edge browser.

 
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Is there any way to look at the *height* of hit-by-pitches, and if they are changing over time? How about pitch type? As mentioned above, Sale has a higher <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=HBP" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('HBP'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">HBP</span></a> frequency, but given his location distribution, I'd venture to say "most" are to the lower body and at lower speeds. This may be a way to look at the anecdotal feelings that more HBPs are happening at the head area and at greater speeds, which is the real concern. Very interesting read btw!

 
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<a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/author/matt_sussman">Matt Sussman</a>'s ballpark names are your winner, everyone.

 
Kris Ericson
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I loved the one I attended in STL a few years back that had Hamrahi and Parks, and I am going to do my damnedest to get to BAL, where having recently moved to the general region, I've never been to.

 
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Holy cow does this bring back memories...I had the player which I can now vividly remember, and I had a lot of cards. I think one was even the Aaron one in the picture. All that stuff was tossed out long ago, but did this ever put a smile on my face. Ahhh, pre-adolescent nostalgia...

 
Kris Ericson
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I must say, I am quite enjoying these daily offbeat gatherings.

 
Kris Ericson
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I had the same thought, but then I realized the downside -- Friedrich and Richard might be entering games SD is already down in, and knowing they have little chance of getting a W knowing the "quality" of offense supporting them. And now I wonder if SD has or can find a lefty "opener" for two of the starter righties, and then you're only letting your best real starter actually start games.

 
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Yes, they are. <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=PECOTA" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('PECOTA'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">PECOTA</span></a> rarely picks anyone for expected-to-be-the-league-leader numbers, because it's weighing all the bad outcomes (10th and 20th percentile) with the good ones (80th and 90th). We all know *someone* will hit 40 homers and *someone* will win 18 games, but *who* is the part that can't really be predicted.

Feb 10, 2017 2:59 PM on Age-Old Questions
 
Kris Ericson
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"With any luck, it will be you, next time." Here's your -1. You must be great at parties.

Feb 04, 2017 9:48 AM on Here We Are Again
 
Kris Ericson
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Adblock man, or something similar of your choice. Go get the extension for whatever browser you're using and it'll solve that crap lickety-split.

 
Kris Ericson
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Shegure grfg

Sep 23, 2016 4:30 PM on Turning A New Pageview
 
Kris Ericson
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Adblock extension took care of it nicely for me.

 
Kris Ericson
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Damn, that is deep. +1

 
Kris Ericson
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Did you go find that article and copy/paste, or do you have this saved in a notepad somewhere? I've been reading here for too long to know how many times you've posted this exact thing, but it's way more than two now. We get it buddy...

Aug 16, 2016 5:46 PM on Rage Over Roids
 
Kris Ericson
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This is gonna be a fun week!

 
Kris Ericson
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Great read, kudos to Buck for his candid responses.

Jun 20, 2016 5:45 PM on Buck Showalter
 
Kris Ericson
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To me, only #4 (high) is a ball, #5 an iffy strike, and the rest are obvious strikes.

Jun 07, 2016 12:31 PM on You're the Ump!
 
Kris Ericson
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I can't believe <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=61012">Jose Jose</a></span> is a real name, so I really want to hear the story on that.

May 30, 2016 4:20 PM on May 27, 2016
 
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=58768">Pat Venditte</a></span> even breaks the scorecard!

May 21, 2016 3:03 PM on So This Is Matt Harvey?
 
Kris Ericson
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Gorox just pwned Earthlings with that line.

 
Kris Ericson
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<a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/author/scooter_hotz">Scooter Hotz</a> wins the staff's "Best Name Award" hands down.

 
Kris Ericson
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Same for me, definitely weird.

Mar 12, 2016 5:51 PM on Houston Astros
 
Kris Ericson
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I think you're presuming way, way too much Sam. Maybe one word of "a smart adult" is true for this commenter. Maybe.

Feb 14, 2016 1:26 PM on Politics in The Show
 
Kris Ericson
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Good stuff, love to read these reviews.

Jan 04, 2016 8:17 PM on Declaring openWAR
 
Kris Ericson
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<span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Julio+Garcia">Julio Garcia</a></span>: "It’s tough grading a player this far away..." I love the backing of up this statement by not even giving a ML ETA!

 
Kris Ericson
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How many reconsiderations does it take for you to actually stop? Just like licking the Tootsie Roll lollipop, you've got to be just about there, right? I'm looking forward to your going-away article...methinks, like the rest of what you write, it'll get down-voted into oblivion.

Nov 11, 2015 3:00 PM on You're the Topps!
 
Kris Ericson
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Both over eh? How's that truth working out for ya?

 
Kris Ericson
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And if he'd have picked the Cards' side of the coinflip, you would have said...what? "Great job not being a homer!" "hahah cubs sux!" Maybe a reply with some substance about your disagreement would have been better than this drivel. (And FYI, I'm a Marlins fan, so I enjoy Cubs torture.)

 
Kris Ericson
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Wonderful article Russell, love your stuff. As an aside, anyone else get the "Synaptol -- Safe, Natural ADD/ADHD Sympton Relief" banner ad for this article? Quite surprised me, it's rather spot-on marketing!

Aug 11, 2015 5:37 PM on Starlin Castro and ADHD
 
Kris Ericson
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I see visions of <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=290">Craig Counsell</a></span> when I look at <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=69790">Ketel Marte</a></span>'s swing.

 
Kris Ericson
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So for those 7 first-rounders from last year that weren't in your re-draft, whereabouts to you think they would fall (especially considering Aiken and his true re-draft slot this year)?

Jun 15, 2015 5:48 PM on How Much Has Changed?
 
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There is! See the Spring Training Notebook from Wednesday: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=25926

 
Kris Ericson
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Ugh, blank might have been appropriate, my birthplace's team is looking bleak. At least last year they had Moya to entertain everyone...

Apr 04, 2015 4:56 PM on Eastern League
 
Kris Ericson
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I wish Yovani could have stayed in the NL, a I shall miss his hitting prowess amongst his fellow moundsmen.

Jan 19, 2015 5:34 PM on The Rangers Get Durable
 
Kris Ericson
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As a Marlins fan through all the uniform colors and team names, through all the sell-offs and Huizenga's, through the kids and wild card winners, all I can say is this: YES! It's not my money, so I don't care how much it is. Get him signed, get Jose signed, Yelich, everybody. Get the kids locked down, and let them stabilize on their own. I know Loria is the devil, but maybe, just maybe, this team can put it all together like in 2003 or 1997. It's not like they ever need to win the division...

 
Kris Ericson
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Given that Gordon was held at 3rd, I think there's another avenue to tread...the wild pitch/passed ball scenario. Are either Bumgarner or Posey (either together or separately) more likely to commit one of those than average? Might be a little more/less to add to the calculation.

 
Kris Ericson
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Hey comment from two years ago, I'm a male Marlins fan! Always have been (both)!

 
Kris Ericson
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Because everybody likes summaries with their lists... 5 (CHC, MIN) 4 (PIT, TEX) 3 (CIN, COL, LAD) 2 (ARZ, BAL, BOS, HOU, KC, NYM, SD, TOR, WAS) 1 (CHW, CLE, NYY, PHI, STL) 0 (ATL, DET, LAA, MIA, MIL, OAK, SEA, SF, TB) P-24 C-3 1B-0 2B-1 3B-3 SS-8 OF-11

 
Kris Ericson
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A Pete Rose Jr. sighting! Good for him to still be in the game. Man that brings back childhood memories. Back in '89 he was an Orioles farmhand and came to Erie during the summer; I was all of 9 and a season ticket holder with my mom and grandpa. I remember him saying repeatedly he was most appreciative of his time there, because we didn't treat him like his dad's kid, especially with all the gambling hubbub around then. When he finally got to the bigs, it was a pretty big deal to the sports aficionados in town...we've had lots of prospects make it and excel, but few to none had a story like Jr.'s.

 
Kris Ericson
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When and WHY did Akron change from Aeros to RubberFreakingDucks?!?

May 17, 2014 11:28 AM on May 15, 2014
 
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Thanks for looking that up. Now I wonder how he got tagged for 16 L's in only 32 games and 19 starts...with a 4.50 ERA!

 
Kris Ericson
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Presenting... ML = 16 AAA = 21 --Buffalo, Charlotte, Durham, Gwinnet, Indianapolis, Las Vegas, Lehigh, Norfolk, Pawtucket, Reno, Rochester, Syracuse 1 --Albuquerque, Iowa, Memphis 2 --Oklahoma City 3 AA = 24 --Akron, Altoona, Harrisburg, Jacksonville, Midland, New Hampshire, Northwest Arkansas, Pensacola, Reading, Richmond, Trenton 1 --Bowie, Frisco, Portland, San Antonio, Tulsa 2 --Tennessee 3 A+ = 19 --Daytona, High Desert, Lynchburg 1 --Bradenton, Fort Myers, Lancaster, Rancho Cucamonga 2 --Myrtle Beach, Wilmington 4 A- = 11 --Cedar Rapids, Dayton, Delmarva, Greensboro, Hagerstown, Lansing, Peoria 1 --Asheville, West Virginia 2 EST = 7 out = 3

Apr 03, 2014 2:51 PM on Opening Day Assignments
 
Kris Ericson
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Question on the distance measurements -- are they from the leading edge of the plate in fair territory, or the back apex of the plate where the foul lines intersect? I wonder if the systems are the same, and if not, if that's part of the small differences in measurement.

 
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Correct-ish. Here's the the words from the article: "A team can neither have a player ahead of the blue line before the puck nor shoot the puck from its own side of center ice past the goal." It's the "past the goal" part that you're missing, which is what "icing" becomes. You can shoot it from anywhere towards/on the goal, but if you're too far away and you miss the net, then it's icing. So without getting into the "penalties" on offside and icing being described in the article, it's pretty closely correct (and we won't get in to other offsides penalties, when icing really isn't icing, other stuff that'll cause whistles, etc.)

 
Kris Ericson
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Yes, #12.

Feb 27, 2014 5:31 PM on Starting Pitchers
 
Kris Ericson
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Another indication that AA has become the playing ground of prospects while AAA is left mostly for emergencies: Must-see levels by team: Level # teams AAA 2 BOS, TB AA 10 CHC, TX, BAL, LAD, CIN, MIA, CLE, SF, DET, LAA A+ 8 HOU, KC, SD, SEA, CHW, ATL, OAK, MIL A- 8 MIN, PIT, STL, COL, TOR, ARZ, WAS, PHI SS 2 NYM, NYY Funny how both NY teams' best views are short-season.

 
Kris Ericson
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It took 3 tries, but I eventually figured out the "Bell(e) of the ball" reference. But you ruined it with another Rymer/"rhyme or" reference. But then scored with the last 3 on the list comping each other. So net positive!

Feb 19, 2014 12:33 PM on Outfield Prospects
 
Kris Ericson
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Isn't Boras asking for an opt-out after one year for Drew going to make signing him harder? What team, especially with a draft pick to give up, would sign Drew, possibly lose the pick, and then lose the player after a year? Unless he's going to sign for some crazy discount (like $2M instead of $10M), it seems very...odd.

 
Kris Ericson
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Mark, glad to read about a couple of my hometown Erie boys that I only get to hear about in game summaries. What did you think of the series with New Hampshire, especially back-to-back 16-2 and 22-1 (22!) games? Couple of hilarious pitching lines in those games...

Jun 22, 2013 7:26 PM on June 21, 2013
 
Kris Ericson
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I'd like to chip in along the ideas of the knuckler/rubber arm for long bullpen stints...wouldn't this be a swell place for a dual threat in the Owings/Kieschnick motif? Hit the 10th or 11th inning and need a pitching change/pinch hitter, voila, here's both!

 
Kris Ericson
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A Purdue mention? Boiler up! Don't see many of my alma mater's ballplayers around...

 
Kris Ericson
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How does Jeter's slugging change from #2 to #3? Curious if it increases in the 3-hole, and if it does, if that "cancels out" the net bases lost by those missing hits/walks from the OBP.

 
Kris Ericson
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My wife and I will be there from Springfield, IL! Glad to have a meet 'n' greet close enough to get to.

 
Kris Ericson
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I will mow your lawn for further team installments like this. Or do your dishes. Or clean your bathroom. This was TERRIFIC Sam, just awesome.

 
Kris Ericson
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Appreciate the response. I'd have guessed the number activated would have more like double the 15-22, so a reduced volume would certainly make the extra work unneeded.

Aug 31, 2012 10:05 AM on Wednesday, August 29
 
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With the number of activations every year on 9/1 or 9/2 due to roster expansion (when a player could/should have been activated earlier), do you feel there is any need to revise any of the historical "days lost" counts by injury due to this date? It may not have a real impact on averages, but I was just curious if saying "sprained thumb is 50 days" is really accurate if some of those thumbs could have been activated a few days earlier than they were, but for the expansion date, and really the actual average is more like 48.

Aug 29, 2012 10:49 AM on Wednesday, August 29
 
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I think Corey's going to throw my OFTY (out for the year) idea on folks like Litsch at some time or another...

Aug 07, 2012 5:52 PM on Tuesday, August 7
 
Kris Ericson
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Can I coin a new (maybe) acronym here? I'd like to see a section or indication just for those who are OFTY -- out for the year.

Jul 23, 2012 9:48 AM on Monday, July 23
 
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From a Marlins fan -- that description is beautiful.

Jul 23, 2012 8:20 AM on Monday, July 23
 
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Daniel Hudson's team logo is looking for "ATI" instead of "ARI", causing the picture break.

Jul 13, 2012 8:27 AM on Friday, July 13
 
Kris Ericson
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Since we can't sort by comment date (and may never be able to), how about moving the comment date to the front? Or putting a bold *NEW* in front of the new ones for the day? It would make skimming through for updates much easier as this list grows ever larger. Love seeing these updates every day, BTW.

Jul 12, 2012 12:31 PM on Thursday, July 12
 
Kris Ericson
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Any chance you could move the last update date on a note to the front of the comment instead of the back? Or provide a way to sort by note date? I read by skimming to new comments, so either option would make that easier with the injury volume ever-increasing.

Jun 15, 2012 12:34 PM on Friday, June 15
 
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When I sort by team, I get Bonifacio and Kearns as if they were Florida Marlins, but Ceda as a Miami Marlin. Which I think is a neat trick, btw.

Jun 06, 2012 2:17 PM on Wednesday, April 6
 
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I look forward to seeing Castellanos in Erie, hopefully in the near future, to give our Seawolves some offensive help. Looks like the kid can bring it...

 
Kris Ericson
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Now can we have a way to sort those comments, showing undated, newer ones at top and dropping down through to the very old comments?

May 14, 2012 7:19 PM on Monday, May 14
 
Kris Ericson
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I'd like to see it be able to be sorted by comment date. That way the recently commented players can be at the top while those with older comments would be at the bottom. That's how I skim these every day anyway.

May 08, 2012 7:04 PM on Tuesday, May 8
 
Kris Ericson
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Corey, is there any way to sort by the last player comment date? After reading your intro, I skim through looking for new comments, and if there was a way to sort them chronologically (new ones on top, old ones at the bottom for all those TJs), it would be wonderful.

Apr 29, 2012 7:29 AM on Friday, April 27
 
Kris Ericson
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My family has been connected with MS, as my sister was diagnosed about 10 years ago. From her, and from me, thank you for your support of the cause, it is definitely appreciated!

 
Kris Ericson
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Gigantic KITH fan here, and I'd forgotten about the skit. So I found the season DVD and watched the whole thing all over again...Thanks Larry! PS -- I (heart) Dave Foley!

 
Kris Ericson
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Any chance that for the 2011 picks of future teams that you could include their collegiate/high school stats instead of a DNP or the stats from what few games they did manage to play professionally?

Nov 02, 2011 5:42 PM on Astros Top 11 Prospects
 
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As as Marlins fan since the beginning, through good teal times and bad, I can promise I'll never buy anything with THAT logo on it!

Sep 21, 2011 12:32 PM on Comic Stylings
 
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I'm a Marlins fan in the middle of Illinois... I love me some BP writers... I like saving money on future subscriptions... I REALLY need to find a way to get to this. Think Springfield offers direct-to-Tampa flights?

 
Kris Ericson
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Marlins fan here -- yes we exist, even in Illinois. Nice to see the pitchers with happy, happy colors in their chart. Since I can't imagine Helms actually being the starter, how does Dominguez look through the CHIPPER eyes?

Mar 10, 2011 12:21 PM on Florida Marlins
 
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Because the title of the article is "NL Starting Pitcher Rankings."

 
Kris Ericson
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A die-hard Marlins fan wants to know -- does Coghlan have any chance of playing a passable center? I've seen enough Bonifacio to make my eyes melt. Thanks.

 
Kris Ericson
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First paragraph after the last chart.

 
Kris Ericson
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Now's as good a time as any to make this my first post. Having both a sister and a number of friends afflicted with MS, and seeing what they have to go through every day just to get around, my sincerest gratitude goes out to PEV and all the (re)subscribers who helped make this possible.