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Tag Archives: Tampa Bay Rays
Let the Wild ‘Team o’ Destiny’ Rumpus Begin!
Jonathan V. Last, the in-house hardball geek at The Bukwark, totally nailed it last week in his daily newsletter, The Triad. When it comes to the World Series, there is nothing I love more than a Team of Destiny. You … Continue reading
Did Dan Shaughnessy Jinx The Sox? (II)
As the hardreading staff has noted, Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy may have given a kayn aynhoreh (evil eye) to the Red Sox with his Sunday victory dance (headline: “Is it really necessary to go to Tampa?”). Because it wasn’t just that the Sox lost last … Continue reading
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Did Dan Shaughnessy Just Jinx The Sox?
It’s called a kahn aynhoreh, “the magical phrase uttered to ward off the evil eye” according to The Joys of Yiddish. And Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaughnessy failed to say it in his front-page piece in today’s Sports section. Is it really necessary to … Continue reading
The Red Sox 99.6% Dissolution
New York Times stat-cat Nate Silver had a knee-Bucknering piece yesterday charting the Red Sox September collapse: The Boston Red Sox odds of reaching the playoffs peaked on Sept. 3. Following a 12-7 win against the Texas Rangers, they held … Continue reading
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