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econgator wrote:
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alietr wrote:
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All of their middle names start with 'P'?
Or ..........
Ohtani can only take up one spot in the starting rotation?

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MarkBarrett wrote:
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econgator wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 6:04 pm
alietr wrote:
Tue Jul 13, 2021 5:56 pm
All of their middle names start with 'P'?
Or ..........
Ohtani can only take up one spot in the starting rotation?
Much more likely. :)

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For amusement only. . . a CNN piece on this test popped up in my Google News feed yesterday.
https://www.datcreativity.com/

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I'd rather cuddle then have sex. If you're into grammar, you'll understand.

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Just encountered what may be my very favorite crossword clue of all time. I don't know when the original puzzle was published; it was written by Mark Feldman and edited by Will Shortz. I encountered it in the NY Times "Sunday Omnibus, Vol 10" collection.

Even after I solved all the intersecting words, I had to stare at it for a few seconds before it came clear.

136 across, four letters: "14 for Si or 102 for No: Abbr."
Spoiler
ATNO
Love, love, LOVE this clue.
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Today's Google Doodle is a fun little 8-bit game with an Olympics theme.

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Robert K S wrote:
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Today's Google Doodle is a fun little 8-bit game with an Olympics theme.
Doodle Champion Island Games begin!

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What the actual, Ricketts Family?...
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What the actual, Ricketts Family?...
"I thought the Cubs might try to build around Báez, but they’ve decided to concentrate more on building their real estate empire, I guess.... Who needs a roster when you can sell merch?" -- baseball writer Craig Calcaterra (who has been beating the drum for a while about owners who seem to be more interested in using the mere presence of the baseball team to make money, versus doing their best to try to field a competitive team)

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trainman wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:05 am
Volante wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:26 pm
What the actual, Ricketts Family?...
"I thought the Cubs might try to build around Báez, but they’ve decided to concentrate more on building their real estate empire, I guess.... Who needs a roster when you can sell merch?" -- baseball writer Craig Calcaterra (who has been beating the drum for a while about owners who seem to be more interested in using the mere presence of the baseball team to make money, versus doing their best to try to field a competitive team)
When I got the news, I texted a couple of Cub fan friends the question “when did winning stop being a priority for the Cubs?” Instant response: about 2016 :shock:

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It's been a dark couple of days here in Chicago. :(

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Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:04 am
trainman wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:05 am
Volante wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:26 pm
What the actual, Ricketts Family?...
"I thought the Cubs might try to build around Báez, but they’ve decided to concentrate more on building their real estate empire, I guess.... Who needs a roster when you can sell merch?" -- baseball writer Craig Calcaterra (who has been beating the drum for a while about owners who seem to be more interested in using the mere presence of the baseball team to make money, versus doing their best to try to field a competitive team)
When I got the news, I texted a couple of Cub fan friends the question “when did winning stop being a priority for the Cubs?” Instant response: about 2016 :shock:
There's no financial incentive to win. Pay your team $20 million, get $163 mil from TV rights, if you fall backasswards into a pennant like the Rays well that's all gravy but pay for a competitive roster and still lose? That cuts into your yacht payments...
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Volante wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:11 pm
Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:04 am
trainman wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:05 am
Volante wrote:
Fri Jul 30, 2021 5:26 pm
What the actual, Ricketts Family?...
"I thought the Cubs might try to build around Báez, but they’ve decided to concentrate more on building their real estate empire, I guess.... Who needs a roster when you can sell merch?" -- baseball writer Craig Calcaterra (who has been beating the drum for a while about owners who seem to be more interested in using the mere presence of the baseball team to make money, versus doing their best to try to field a competitive team)
When I got the news, I texted a couple of Cub fan friends the question “when did winning stop being a priority for the Cubs?” Instant response: about 2016 :shock:
There's no financial incentive to win. Pay your team $20 million, get $163 mil from TV rights, if you fall backasswards into a pennant like the Rays well that's all gravy but pay for a competitive roster and still lose? That cuts into your yacht payments...
That presupposes that people purchase sports franchises for financial gain, which I don’t think is supported by the data.

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Gotta say, this is pretty damn impressive.


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econgator wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:21 pm
Gotta say, this is pretty damn impressive.
Impressive is right -- if not downright awesome. I figured someone invested in a $12K to $20K scratch build, but it turns out it's available in kit form for $3K, and that even includes the microturbine jets.

https://www.turbines-rc.com/en/concorde ... m-arf.html

Whoof.
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AFRET CMS wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:03 pm
econgator wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 3:21 pm
Gotta say, this is pretty damn impressive.
Impressive is right -- if not downright awesome. I figured someone invested in a $12K to $20K scratch build, but it turns out it's available in kit form for $3K, and that even includes the microturbine jets.

https://www.turbines-rc.com/en/concorde ... m-arf.html

Whoof.
Want. Though I don't think the authorities would appreciate me flying it around inside the Beltway.

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Woof wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:20 pm
That presupposes that people purchase sports franchises for financial gain, which I don’t think is supported by the data.
Oh?
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The 63 US National Parks.
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LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
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The 63 US National Parks.
That map is missing White Sands and New River Gorge. I have been to 37.

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bomtr wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 2:30 pm
LucarioSnooperVixey wrote:
Mon Aug 02, 2021 3:08 am
The 63 US National Parks.
That map is missing White Sands and New River Gorge. I have been to 37.
And for some odd reason doesn't label Mt. Rainier.

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