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Member since: January 30, 2003
Last visit: August 04, 2003

rl55z has posted 5 links and 9 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 0 comments to the Locker Room.

Recent Links

Declare Williams'Contract Null and Void: Here is a hardcore stand on Williams' motorcycle accident.

posted by rl55z to basketball at 11:36 AM on June 25, 2003 - 30 comments

Barry Bonds and Intentional Walks: A very interesting solution for all the Intentional Walks given to Barry Bonds. I'm for it.

posted by rl55z to baseball at 01:55 PM on March 22, 2003 - 46 comments

The curse of the Bambino.: Does a piano, in a pond, in Massachusetts, have anything to do with a Boston Red Sox World Series championship?

posted by rl55z to baseball at 12:09 PM on February 09, 2003 - 1 comment

A Sterling Deposition: If you don't think LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling desrves his reputation as cheap and manipulative, read these amazing excerpts from a deposition he recently gave.

posted by rl55z to basketball at 08:00 PM on January 31, 2003 - 2 comments

Recent Comments

Kobe gets charged.

Thanks Garfield, I think Taylor hit it on the head. Kobe wasn't out lurking behind a dark corner trying to rape some women. Basically, he thought (From his coodled perspective) she wanted it and proceeded in that fashion. At some point she flipped out, maybe before the sex, maybe during the sex, maybe after. Taylor is right, pro athletes aren't necessarily the smoothest with women. I've seen MJ in action and he has no rap (Zero) and spends most of his time ass grabbing and licking women's cheeks when he goes to kiss them on the cheek. I have a question, does Kobe seriously think he is going to be able to play this season? It will be the media circus of all media circuses wherever the Lakers travel, forty-one times during the season (not counting the playoffs), it ain't going to happen.

posted by rl55z at 04:07 PM on July 23, 2003


Yeah not that it is his biggest problem right now, but it might be technically a contract violation to not notify the Lakers. Remember Sprewell was suspended by the Knicks for not reporting his finger injury.

posted by rl55z at 07:58 PM on July 08, 2003

MNF's New Sideline Reporter

"I know some women who are huge football fans... and sometimes they can give better insight into the game" jhwoo82 This is basically what they said about Dennis Miller (excluding the woman part). The question here really is "Is she getting the job because of her bosom or her football broadcast brain?" Time will tell, ask Dennis Miller (Although I would have liked to have had heard Miller and John Madden in the booth together).

posted by rl55z at 12:23 PM on June 26, 2003

MNF's New Sideline Reporter

What next, a woman president?

posted by rl55z at 08:43 PM on June 25, 2003

Declare Williams'Contract Null and Void

A goofy clause? In light of what happened to Williams, sounds to me like it makes a lot of damn sense. Now all we need is players that read and follow their contracts. Let me ask you this Bryant, do you think it is okay to ignore any "goofy" clause in any contract you sign?

posted by rl55z at 08:38 PM on June 25, 2003

Declare Williams'Contract Null and Void

rcade- In reading your comment, my guess is you must play in the NBA or wish you did. Only a multi-million dollar sports player would get all huffy when talking about "personal responsibility." Further I like the way you close your comment: "Trying to take his salary this year because he engaged in an activity practiced by millions of people is goofy." HUH ? Williams has a multi-million dollar contract that specifically states no motorcycle riding. How many others of your so-called millions of people riding motorcycles have such a contract. Let me tell you, never mind multi-millions of dollars, if I had a big time six figure contract that said no motorcycles, I wouldn't go near a motrcycle, scooter or six speed bicycle. No calling for "personal responsibility" is not stupid. What Jay Williams did was stupid.

posted by rl55z at 06:05 PM on June 25, 2003

Barry Bonds and Intentional Walks

Dusted; You nailed it. It's action versus strategy as to the opinions here. But also keep in mind the proposed IBB Rule change being discussed he would add BOTH action and strategy! The strategy geeks are missing this point. Maybe they are afraid of action! Grum@work: I didn't say Intentionally walking Bonds in the bottom of the ninth never is an advantage, I was responding to Yerfatma who says it ALWAYS is an advantage. Taking the bat out of Bonds' hands is not a statistical advantage, as any geek on this board will tell you. As for long-run advantage versus short-run, I will use John Maynard Keynes' defense here: "In the long run we are all dead." Fatman you write: "Would you take a Bonds blast every time he came up to bat in every game all season? The excitement of baseball is the possibility, the unknown. The fact that a home run isn't assured makes it exciting. And makes it something a manager has to plan for or against in their strategy." Are you implying that Bonds will hit a Home Run every time? You are actually arguing for a change in the IBB rule. Pitching to Bonds leads to the potential for a home run, but it is an unknown. You write:"The fact that a home run isn't assured makes it exciting" Exactly. An IBB is not only (almost 100%) boring in its execution, it is also boring in its KNOWN (almost 100%) result i.e. the batter gets first base. And this doesn't even take into account taking the bat out of the hands of one of the most exciting hitters in baseball! It's time for a change, us action guys want it and you geeks will have some new equations to work.

posted by rl55z at 09:07 AM on March 25, 2003

Barry Bonds and Intentional Walks

Hey yerfatma, 1.How can you say an Intentional Walk ALWAYS helps the hitting team? Consider this. The Giants are at home. It is the bottom of the ninth. The Giants are down by one run. There are men on second and third. Bonds comes up to the plate. He is intentionally walked. Just how does this help the Giants, fat man? 2. RE Your question: "Who said it makes the IBBs make other hitters "Barry Bonds?" It was in the post you were supposedly defending. Hal wrote: "Giving a typical ML hitter a man or two on base when they come up to bat effectively turns them into Barry Bonds, for that at-bat." 3.With regard to my using "mano a mano" versus "mano y mano" and since you appear to be some kind of numbers geek, you lose on your home field here. I just did a Google search. My "mano a mano" is cited 94,300 times, your "mano y mano" is cited only 1810. Chew on those stats Fat Man!

posted by rl55z at 08:41 PM on March 24, 2003

Barry Bonds and Intentional Walks

Hal, OPS, OBS, etc. That's the problem with econemitricians, social mathemeticians, game theory lovers etc. You have to simplify your model to make your whole damn argument work. Here are the problem's with your "analysis" : 1. Bonds isn't walked randomly. It often happens with first base open and a man on second. Walking Bonds in this case (depending on the score) doesn't help the hitting team. It takes the bat out of Bonds hand and puts him on first base where his scoring of a run may be inconsequential. It doesn't make the batter behind Bond's "Barry Bonds." 2. The idea of baseball is not to create some faulty mathematical model with which you can impress some broad with thick glasses. You can do that in front of a computer if you want. Go ahead, make my day, run a bunch of chaos theory quotients all day and all night if you want. But stay away from baseball. 3. Baseball is about "mano i mano." I want to see some pitcher try to give Bonds an intentional walk and Bonds signal to him, "Pitch four more." Put that in one of your fake, distortion of the situation, equations!

posted by rl55z at 03:52 PM on March 24, 2003