Sabermetricians! Whoa. I mean, say what you like about the tenets of Whiteyball, Dude, at least it’s an ethos.
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Adam Guttridge, a fellow who has worked in Major League Baseball and would like to again, writes of his experiences looking for a baseball job in Las Vegas last week, and titles the article “Three Things I Learned in Vegas.” Here are three things I once learned in Las Vegas: never get less than twelve hours sleep; never play cards with a guy who has the same first name as a city; and never get involved with a woman with a tattoo of a dagger on her body. Now you stick to that, and everything else is cream cheese.
Brian Borawski wraps up the week in his business of baseball column. All of the items this week deal with the great difficulties faced by team owners such as Moores, Zell, Wilpon, and Wolff. Please dear readers, as the Christmas holiday approaches, say a special prayer for those unfortunate billionaire plutocrats who are struggling.
Over at Fantasy Focus, Derek Carty looks at the ramifications of the Indians signing Kerry Wood (short version: their bullpen won’t suck as much), and Jonathan Halket explores the relative merits of a points league versus a rotisserie league. Many of you may know this already, but the name “rotisserie” comes from the fact that Daniel Okrent, the game’s inventor, used to play the game with his friends at the New York City restaurant La Rotisserie Francaise. Did you ever stop to think how lucky are we that he wasn’t playing at Arby’s?
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