Month: April 2012

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That Settles It

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On April 25, 2012
I kept meaning to blog about the Pineda/Montero trade, but I couldn’t decide what I thought about it. Normally, I would trade a good 23-year-old pitcher for a grade A prospect without hesitation, because most pitchers who reach the majors at that age get hurt and lose effectiveness. And yet, in this particular case I […]

Jaywalking

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On April 25, 2012

And you thought I was going to write about Leno…. Sarah Goodyear has a nice piece at the Atlantic about the invention of jaywalking. Essentially, cars were seen as murderous killers in the early

Fort Ord

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On April 25, 2012
I was very happy to see President Obama use the Antiquities Act of 1906 to create Fort Ord National Monument in California, protecting some of the last wild land in the Monterey Bay area. It looks super cool and I would love to visit. I don’t however see how using the Antiquities Act is a […]

On Douthat

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On April 25, 2012

Pierce: Too much of the book is simply a culture-war text gussied up in a chasuble. Douthat is extremely bothered by people who claim to seek enlightenment from a “God Within,” and outside

Adios, Pudge

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On April 25, 2012

Seems to me that Ivan Rodriguez deserves at least a thread here at LGM: Ivan Rodriguez made one last throw from behind home plate to second base at Rangers Ballpark. The 14-time All-Star catcher annou

This is more Scott’s beat than mine, but evidently Chuck Klosterman — the nitwit who couldn’t spend 30 minutes or so actually listening to a tUnE-yArDs album (“wow, their lyrics are hard to decipher, and Merrill Garbus was a puppeteer once, and she looks androgynous, and that makes me feel funny in my tummy”) — […]
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Predictable Disasters

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On April 24, 2012
Above: Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany Nobody could have predicted that policies that don’t make any sense in theory and have been disastrous in practice when tried before would fail again: With political allies weakened or ousted, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s seat at the head of the European table has become much less comfortable, as a reckoning […]
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