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That's because there's no legion of apologists for any other contemporary pitcher. What I don't get is why people think Seven-Inning Felix is great, when he's never won 20 games or been in the playoffs.
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Upon reading about the development of the Mid-Mission area of San Francisco ("How S.F.'s Mid-Mission district is transforming," July 18), I thought to myself, "When is enough, enough?" Have our city planners considered a capacity population figure for San Francisco?... Continue reading
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Posted 13 hours ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the Editor: Re “Repeal Prohibition, Again” (editorial, July 27): Consumers have made marijuana a multibillion-dollar enterprise, as creative entrepreneurs will always provide for citizens’ desires, regardless of government approval. We should legalize marijuana, and add a sales tax. Revenues... Continue reading
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They're relevant, David. If he were more efficient, he'd be able to pitch beyond the seventh inning; and if he were able to pitch beyond the seventh inning, he'd have more victories; and if he had more victories, he'd be more likely to pitch in a playoff game.
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Here is a preview of an animated program created by my former student Jonathan Hubbell. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
I think I can do one better than the letter writer ("No-cell zone" Letters, July 21) who doesn't own a cell phone. I haven't owned or used a computer, laptop or "smart phone" since the AOL days and find my... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
The 2014 Tour de France is over. Vincenzo Nibali, an Italian, won easily. Along the way, he won four stages. I hope he's clean. Cycling can't stand, and doesn't need, another doping scandal. Here is the New York Times report... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Spot the errors in Greg Maddux's Hall of Fame plaque! (Thanks to John Sullivan for the link.) Maybe we should call it a plague instead of a plaque. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
One word captures the difference between us, David: "today." You've dumbed down pitching excellence to the point where Seven-Inning Felix, who can't finish a game, has never won 20 games, and has never played a playoff game, is excellent.
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Yes; it's my view, David. I speak only for myself. You speak only for yourself.
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Now I know why you keep bringing up other pitchers, David. You think I'm making a comparative claim. I'm not. So stop mentioning other pitchers. A baseball game is nine innings. Seven-Inning Felix is so inefficient that he can't pitch the entire game!
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To the Editor: Re “The End of ‘Genius,’” by Joshua Wolf Shenk (Sunday Review, July 20): The postmodern attempt to disenfranchise the individual artist has been characteristic of academic writing and teaching for decades. Mr. Shenk joins this crowd. “But... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 3 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Jens Voigt is competing in his 17th and final Tour de France. Here he is, being interviewed by Greg LeMond and another man. What a character! Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
Posted 4 days ago at Keith Burgess-Jackson
To the Editor: Re “End Partisan Primaries, Save America” (Op-Ed, July 22), by Senator Charles E. Schumer, suggesting a “top two” primary in which all voters, regardless of party, participate, and the top two vote-getters enter a runoff: At first... Continue reading
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