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Cool-down period

22 Mar

Whew, I’ve been swamped at work the last few days. Glad to have the next two days off.

Where do I begin? How about a random thoughts list…

  • Iowa was lucky to win the NCAA wrestling title this weekend. The Hawkeyes had one good session (Saturday morning) and that was enough to win the title. Every other session was a disappointment for the Hawkeyes, who could have won the championship by 20 or 30 points instead of 4 and a half.
  • Villanova showed UCLA how much work it needs to do to get back to the top of the college basketball world. Saturday’s second-round game was a massacre in every way. Recruit hard, Ben Howland.
  • The Lakers had a monster fourth quarter on Saturday night in Chicago and beat the Bulls by about 10 points. Chicago was in control of the game for the entire first half.
  • My two favorite shows are on AMC tonight: “Breaking Bad” and “Mad Men.” Yay!

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And finally, an ode to the world’s greatest Web site. It’s been around for a while, but it’s never a bad time to sing the praises of Baseball-Reference.com.

I bet I log on to Baseball-Reference.com at least 10 times a month, to answer burning questions such as “How many games did Ricky Horton pitch for the 1988 Dodgers?”

Sometimes I even turn to the Web site for more serious questions such as “How old was Wes Parker when he retired from the Dodgers, and what was his fielding percentage in that final year?”

There is something for everyone on that Web site, including box scores for essentially every game in baseball history.

Check it out. You can spend hours on that site. It’s the Cooperstown of Web sites.

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Posted by on March 22, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

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