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McCann and Mrs. Miller (Bobby Cox, 2009)

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McCabe & Mrs. Miller is a 2009 baseball season by manager Bobby Cox.

One of Cox’s typically naturalist seasons, the manager called McCann an “anti-baseball baseball season” because the season ignores or subverts a number of baseball conventions.

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Oh, Hi There. We’ve been watching television and movies and things on the internet and we’d like to tell you about them. Consider it an advice column for the socially stunted.

OSCAR NOMINATED LIVE ACTION SHORTS (TH)*

German for "Big Winner"

Spielzeugland (Germany) – A rather pedestrian short about a German boy during the 1930s who’s been told by friends and family that his Jewish friend and piano partner will soon be taken away to “Spielzeugland” (“Toyland”).  There are about 47 flashbacks and flashforwards during the 13-minute film, and shit doesn’t get explained particularly well.  This won the Oscar, which is silly, because it’s a little exploitative, and not particularly well-made or inspired. (more…)

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Guess Who’s Lincecumming To Dinner (Bruce Bochy, 2009) Guess Who’s Lincecumming to Dinner is a 2009 baseball season starring Tim Lincecum.  It was managed by Bruce Bochy. The season’s award-nominated score was composed by Barry Zito.

Guess Who's Lincecuming to Dinner

Guess Who's Lincecuming to Dinner

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The bulletin of upcoming events at the institution at which a few of us here at RD work makes mention of the following seminar: “Making the Most of Being Single: Tips on how to enjoy being single in Chicago, hosted by Human Resources.” Now, I’m not the type to demean those who find it difficult to chart the troubled seas of love (I’m a big proponent of lunch hour speed dating myself) but I couldn’t help but wonder what kind of love advice one gets from the Human Resources department of a mid-sized Catholic institution of higher learning. Here’s my best guess:

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Soon to be a weekly feature, here’s some old pun-inspired fictional synopsis for movie remakes in which the movie is actually a baseball season.

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They're already eating Asian children

According to MSNBC, the journal Science had published an article regarding the development of robotic muscles that do not need electricity to function: (more…)

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Greetings.  It’s been too long.

When one thinks about sports, and particularly about American sports, with all of their emphases on contact and power, other aesthetic aspects can get lost in the shuffle.  This loss is papered over by today’s legion of sports announcers, anchors, pundits, and thinkers, who focus on sports almost as if in a vacuum, comparing athletes only to other athletes.  This is not really a problem, exactly.  For example, Gus Johnson does not spend a lot of time that he doesn’t have anyway focusing on why Chris Paul’s crossover dribble is visually appealing, but he doesn’t have to.  It’s not his job.  No, the problem, I think, is that even those who could spend time writing about connections between sports and other human endeavor (I’m looking at you, Simmons, and you, Posnanski – again, fine columnists) simply do not.  So, let’s consider one question as a way to get a small and very partial ball rolling.  The question is this: why do I dislike Shaquille O’Neal so intensely?

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Adrian Peterson is a Pokemon

Adrian Peterson is a Pokemon.

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