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Motivator circuit: ACTIVATED

P took me out for late-night Korean at Ye Chon yesterday after exhibiting her poor navigation skills and wandering down Columbia Pike, but the bulgogi and sushi were excellent as usual even if the service was a little sub-par. Eh.

No work today either, but I gave the printer a good workout cranking out forms and coupons in between doing a bunch of online surveys, some of which will actually earn me a few bucks. This afternoon I'm going to hit the bank and get quarters for laundry, drop my reporter agreement with STATS in the mailbox, and finally fax off my DD214 to another Federal agency. That, and actually doing laundry, should eat most of the afternoon.

Supposed to be going out to P's for chili tonight using the last of Mom's chilies; was originally going to make it myself at home with the arbol peppers I bought at Walmart, but after a hilariously misplayed round of rock/paper/scissors last night in which P and I chose the exact same items three times running I agreed to let her go ahead and do it. Since the Kia's driver seat is wobbly and my fuel budget is nonexistent, I'll be taking the Metro and the bus most of the way out there and the same on the return trip. Should be interesting.

So far I'm not really all that impressed with Baseball Between the Numbers: Why Everything You Know About the Game Is Wrong. It doesn't really cover any new ground, and I suspect that in their dismissal of Catcher ERA they're missing something, but it's not costing me anything, and someone not familiar with sabermetrics may well find it useful.

Well, time to quit writing and get going.


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Nov. 21st, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
CERA's been supposedly discredited, but I'm not going to dig through 10+ years of blog postings to determine how or why. (It comes up at BBTF on occasion)
Nov. 21st, 2009 04:42 am (UTC)
BBTN's basic argument is that Craig Wright's original sample size was too small, and that when the BBTN crew looked at paired innings they couldn't find any consistent improvements/declines from year to year. I'm not going to rehash all the details of their argument since that's basically wheat it boils down to.

Edited at 2009-11-21 04:43 am (UTC)
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