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  • 03:09 PM ET  10.29
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I used to be against QuesTec and things like that.  I always felt that part of the intrigue of baseball is that the strike zone varies slightly from game to game (some umpires call the high strike, some give an extra inch or two on the outside corner, and so forth).  Generally, though, umpires would keep the strike zone standard within a game.What I saw in the playoffs this year changed my mind.The umpiring this year in the playoffs and World Series was out-of-control bad.  Time and again we would see a pitch called a ball, then the exact same pitch called a strike--or a…
  • 04:55 PM ET  10.22
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I have come to hate the phrase "just goes out..." As in:"This player just goes out every day and hits the ball.""This guy just loves to go out and play.""This guy just goes out, day in, day out, and plays as hard as he can."It's usually said by a guy with a fake twang.It's a euphemism for, "I really don't have anything to say here.  In fact, I am stupid."
  • 02:35 PM ET  10.18
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...That the Mets Will Win the NLCS: Because I'm no longer in New York to go to the games.  I'm back in Israel.Remember the Maine!

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