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My Favorite Highlight: "Tied at 7, Hoping for Game 7..."

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My Favorite Highlight: "Tied at 7, Hoping for Game 7..."

How Do You Solve a Problem Like the Gators?: Notes on Restoring Balance in the Georgia Bulldogs' Most Important College Football Rivalry (Part III)

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What will it take for the Georgia Bulldogs to go back to beating the Florida Gators in late October? Dawg Sports says it starts with offseason conditioning in the summer and carries over to four...

Sports Psychology And The Edmonton Oilers

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The Edmonton Oilers are getting serious about sports psychology. How will this seriousness impact the organization?

Smoltz DFAed

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It's sad to see because I've always liked Smoltz. I couldn't understand why the Sox kept trotting him out there to get pounded, so it looks like they finally had enough. I hope he somehow catches on with somebody, so he doesn't end his career on last night's outing (as fun as it was to watch). Smoltz deserves a better final chapter than that.

Teixeira and Braves news

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I'm sorry but I've got to post my thoughts about baseball despite it being ~40 days away. Teixeira goes to the Yankees. ATL Braves legend Smoltz to the Red Sox. I understand that people want money...

Full Version I'm kind of surprised I'm the first one to do this: the great Braves trio by WAR....

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Full Version I'm kind of surprised I'm the first one to do this: the great Braves trio by WAR. Only seasons with the Braves are included here, to get a sense of just how much the three of them were contributing when they were together. As expected, Maddux really was the ace of the staff, and he and Glavine really did have strike-zone induced down season in 1999 (I remember them getting "squeezed" that year so vividly it's like yesterday). Glavine's first Cy Young season was fully deserved, and Smoltz's Cy Young year was at least about as good as Maddux. Honestly, looking at this is just incredible. All three place in the top 20 of pitchers by WAR since 1953 and put up their best seasons together in one rotation. The Braves front three players alone were producing enough to take an otherwise average team towards the high 90s in wins. Nearly a 20 combined WAR in 1996! That is dominance. Also, I don't remember much about Maddux's 2003. What happened?! And while I have talked often about Smoltz's ability to remain amazing in his late career, looking at it in WAR terms really hits it home: he's been great at an advanced age. Really great.

The Red Sox: Low Risk/High Reward Strategy

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The low-risk strategy. A good one?

Which offseason method is better: Red Sox or Yankees?

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The Yankees spend a lot of money, the Red Sox don't. Which will prove to be a better team?

The NL East Is Changing...When Will The Washington Nationals...?

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The Washington Nationals won't have to face John Smoltz on the Braves anymore, but can they keep up with the changes the rest of the NL East teams are making?

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