Today at THT

The first thing I usually do in the morning is round up the days’ articles in my “Today at THT” post. When I woke up this morning, however, the posts weren’t there yet. My first assumption: someone had infiltrated Orchid Station and turned that big crank Gleeman installed years ago, and now we find ourselves stranded in a time before the site’s publishing platform had been invented. Hey, I’m an Occam’s Razor guy, and that seemed to work.

As I was pondering this, a big flash of light overcame me, knocking me to the ground. When I arose a few moments ago, the posts were there, and now I bring them to you. Read quickly, however, for we don’t know how long they’ll last!

  • John Walsh has figured out who had the best outfield arms of 2008. Grady Sizemore is described as “noodle armed.” I guess being dreamy doesn’t enter into John’s formula.
  • Colin Wyers talks about what, generally speaking, goes into total player evaluation stats like Win Shares, WARP, OPD, and WAR. He left out the Grand Unification Theory, but that’s due to personal bias. See, Colin’s favorite player of all time is Mark Grace, and while GUT explains quantum physics, Relativity, and everything else in the cosmos, it doesn’t explain how chain smoking first basemen with little power can last 16 seasons in the Major Leagues. Well, that and flightless waterfowl.
  • Finally, over at Fantasy Focus, Alex Zelvin explains the types of players who are more valuable in Rotohog than in other fantasy games. If you guessed Japanese players you’re wrong, but I can at least understand your thought process.
  • Question: are we just pretending that the polar bears and the black smoke monster and all of that stuff never happened now? I’m cool with that if that’s the case, but I would like some confirmation.

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    Comments

    1. Aarcraft said...

      The polar bear was explained, sort of, by the bear cages with the Others. Why the Dharma Initiative had polar bears in the first place, thats another story.

      I have a feeling the smoke monster will return next week.

    2. Colin Wyers said...

      I actually have the great misfortune of having Mark Prior be my favorite ballplayer. I trust you all can understand why I wasn’t advertising this fact until now.

    3. Diesel said...

      <>Question: are we just pretending that the polar bears and the black smoke monster and all of that stuff never happened now? I’m cool with that if that’s the case, but I would like some confirmation.</i>

      Explaining that to a physicist? Now that would be extremely difficult. Explaining it to you would be impossible.

    4. Craig Calcaterra said...

      [SMACK!]

      By the way, my wife has concluded that the whole notion of Sawyer going topless is (a) no accident; and (b) will last most of the season.

      She’s not complaining about it, mind you, just noticing it.

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