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09:05 PM on 01/22/13 
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Hunt for Red October-ing this shit.
10:48 PM on 01/23/13 
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i've read that they have reason to fear members of their own army as much as any other

Watch The Invisible War. It's on Netflix instant and was nominated for an Oscar this year. You'll be both informed and horrified.
06:00 AM on 01/24/13 
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they called huntsman out for serving?

They spun his being ambassador to China as a negative.
02:26 PM on 01/28/13 
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Right because every random individual in the U.S. is clearly at the exact same risk of being murdered as the president.
06:35 PM on 01/29/13 
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Oh, Mayor Mumbles.
07:22 PM on 01/29/13 
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Mumbles is hilarious. KJ and Hondo.

Almost as good as Ted Kennedy's "Mike McGwire and Sammy Sooser."
07:25 PM on 01/29/13 
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I think it's worse. He's the mayor of Boston! It's not like Kennedy was representing McGwire or Sosa.

True, BUT the C's also had a Hall-of-Famer from Menino's youth who was called Hondo (Johnny Havlicek), so the mistake almost makes sense.
04:31 PM on 02/23/13 
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I think it's valid to examine the sexism inherent in using that phrase, while understanding that a lot of times it's used out of habit, without really thinking about the implication. I used to call people "retards" every 4 seconds. I didn't think about it, I just did it because everyone did when I was growing up and I had always done it. Doesn't mean that, when I stopped to think about it, it didn't come about as a result of someone's shitty prejudice at some point.
05:02 PM on 02/23/13 
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I used to do that as well, took me a while to remove that from the vocab.

I still have trouble. Thankfully, my sister is fucking eagle-eyed about it and gives me shit every time I slip. It's made the process faster than it would otherwise have been.
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I'm surprised that today's high schoolers are familiar with the Fresh Prince, considering it went off the air around the time they were born.

Edit: wow, now I feel old

Was talking to middle schoolers literally today who had no idea Smith ever rapped nor had ever heard of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.
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He still had three horrendous postseasons. Most players don't even get that many cracks at it. And anytime you say "take out those three years of postseasons" to make him look good, you're reaching.
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Even with those miserable post-seasons, we're still talking a .263/.369/.464/.833 (ba/obp/slg/ops) batting line. Not up to his career regular season numbers, but still very solid.

Right. Compared to his usual standard (and status as one of the game's best/highest paid players) his overall postseason performance was decidedly underwhelming. You can't just remove those three postseasons. They happened.
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I know they happened, and I included them in the stats.

I just find it ridiculous that people, including a mention in this thread (though I can't remember by whom), believe that 326 plate appearances of above-average offense somehow negatively define any part of his career. 11,000+ PA of greatness is far more relevant.

That's less of an opportunity (and greater performance) than he had in the 2012 season, which was injury-shortened for him.

Also, it's often forgotten how amazing his 2009 post-season performance was. A huge factor towards the Yanks WS title.

Oh I'm not claiming his playoff stats should or shouldn't define him. Whether that matters is a personal preference to the individual fan. But his playoff results are his playoff results.
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General Politics Thread XIII: You're Not Even Really a Gameboy Color.

Seconded.
09:35 PM on 03/06/13 
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WH: I'd arrest them if I had handcuffs, but nope, just drones.

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