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    MLB 2019 Season: Shipping Up To Boston

    Now there's one "neutral" name that should've never seen the light of day. But then we had George Muresan on the roster! And this is a transition season for us. Let's save the pump-up surprise for better days.
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    MLB 2019 Season: Shipping Up To Boston

    And yet V gave up 2 runs last nite vs. Strasburg's 0 tonight. Not too shabby, no? Good point about Ns being the wild card, though. Obviously doesn't favor our boys. Or you could be stuck with our bball moniker "Wizards." It always could be worse. (Seriously not sure why they keep coming up...
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    MLB 2019 Season: Shipping Up To Boston

    Now that my Nats are all but guaranteed to advance any1 still think they're a long shot against the Ys or As? At the very least you've gotta be impressed with our pitching so far.
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    What is Your favourite Month? Season?

    The whole cohort of us night owls is more than a tiny "exception" to the rule given that we probably make up over 10-20% of the population. And my main point was that you can't make a sweeping generalization about sleep and health in a world that's "rigged" against us.
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    What is Your favourite Month? Season?

    I don't think this holds true for the night owls, and I hold myself up as exhibit A that's been out of sync with the "natural" sleep cycle since at least high school. Trust me when I say this "just happened" without any conscious effort on my part and that I invariably revert to this "unnatural"...
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    What is Your favourite Month? Season?

    It really doesn't make sense to ask about fave month AND season when people experience the latter differently depending on which hemisphere/area. Anyhoo I like fall/autumn best myself. Like it a tad chilly, love the kaleidoscope of colors (it helps to live barely an hour away from the...
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    To hell it with, here's Polina in full, again with Arabic subs: (The aforementioned final duet starts at 1:38:22. Attended one of the Merce Cunningham-centennial productions recently and his vast influence is unmistakable here.) Have never thought Bong's critical darlings as good as the...
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    What was the last movie you watched?

    Haven't seen anything of late that can seriously challenge my tentative faves of 2019 (FYI I'd remove Long Day's Journey into Night and add Olivier Assayas' Non-Fiction and The Last Black Man in San Francisco for an updated top 10), but here are a couple of borderline cheers along with another...
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    Duel Match Stats/Report - Sampras vs Agassi, Year End Championship semi-final, 1994 & round robin, 1996

    Vines, not Kramer. (Still vividly remember Drysdale sharing the breaking news about Kramer's death in a live ESPN broadcast and paying tribute to him as one of the top 10 of all time and not just pre-Open Era.) Elly once said he saw his youthful self in Sampras so Bill throwing shade at him...
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    Duel Match Stats/Report - Rafter vs Agassi, Wimbledon semi-finals, 2000 & 2001

    Not a fan of the except-on-serve caveat when judging the quality of a match. Admittedly I'm biased as I'm a die-hard fan of the big game, but it makes no sense to relegate the serve to some sort of second-class status when it's widely (and correctly) acknowledged to be the sport's most important...
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    Your favourite TV shows?

    Since most of the few TV shows I follow(ed) happened (or not) to be Emmy nominees Sunday nite and I'd already bloviated about some of 'em in a group convo about a month ago (and also because I just created a new thread about the perennial question of cinema vs. TV) I figured I'd combine all my...
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    Cinema vs. Television

    True, one could say Dekalog is really a compilation of ten hour-long films and I grant that even the very best (long) works of classic literature have lots of filler, but I'm not really grading on a GPA system here. If a TV series had only one truly great episode out of say 20 that makes you see...
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    Cinema vs. Television

    Yesterday I dared point out the obvious by posting the following (I won't say where to spare you the eye-rolling aftermath): Predictably the reaction wasn't very kind ("unfair," "an unrepentant snob," "ridiculous," "pedantry"), and apparently one never lives a solitary life by choice, but...
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    Better on clay: Muster or Bruguera?

    Heh, no "allegiance" here. You're talking to a Becker/Sampras diehard who's a fan of the big game in general and was mostly bored with the latest USO final. I'm just calling it as I see it. But since you brought it up, I said that about the hypothetical FO final between Bruguera and Muster...
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    A top player hitting zero winners in set?

    Doesn't matter, Kwahi dumped your ar$e the moment he could cuz Toronto is a dump. NBA >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> WTA/LPGA.
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