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REFLECTIONS ON THE BRINK OF OPENING DAY

March 28, 2010

Tags: Marty Appel, Larry Dierker, designated hitters, Ichiro's greatness, Seattle's 2010 prospects, Jane Jarvis Memorial

Sure good to be back in my hometown and longtime residence of New York City after a few days in Phoenix and nearly a week in Orlando. Chillier weather than expected in both places but enjoyed many memorable moments in both Arizona and Florida. I was blessed with the opportunity to introduce both the opening and closing speakers at the NINE conference that I keynoted two years ago with my talk “Whatever Happened To the Marvelous Importance of the Unimportant?” (more…)

CHEERS FROM SPRING TRAINING

March 12, 2010

Tags: April 15 as holiday, Exaggerated Baseball Prospectus predictions, Joe Maddon, Marty Appel, Larry Dierker

Greetings from Phoenix where the weather has turned balmy after some unusual coolness and even rain just before I arrived in town. Yesterday I saw Ichiro rope the second pitch of the Mariners-Giants exhibition game from Tim Lincecum into the right field corner for a double that during the regular season Seattle’s great (more…)

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