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rumple has posted 114 links and 748 comments to SportsFilter and 0 links and 103 comments to the Locker Room.

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A very analog hobby finds a way to thrive in the digital age: How Baseball Cards Got Weird : The Japanese sensation Shohei Ohtani appeared on at least 2,700 distinct rookie cards manufactured by just two companies, Topps and Panini. That might not sound much like scarcity, but nearly all of the variants were produced in limited runs—the more limited, the more valuable the card. The rarest, most coveted Ohtani sold for $184,056 last September, before his rookie season was over.

posted by rumple to baseball at 12:45 PM on October 12, 2019 - 1 comment

BIRGing and CORFing: The Unique Neurology of the Sports Fan’s Brain or, why we get off on the game—and are better off for it.

posted by rumple to general at 03:06 PM on June 30, 2019 - 5 comments

7ft 6in Tacko Fall has scorched college basketball – but is he too tall for NBA?: At 538, they say he is breaking basketball. But there is much more to this Computer Science major, who aspires to become an Engineer and help make lives better in his native Senegal.

posted by rumple to basketball at 02:34 PM on March 18, 2019 - 3 comments

Kirk Gibson,and the character of Parkinson's disease: "I had heard about Gibson’s calmer demeanor first as a coach with the Diamondbacks and then as their manager, about his 2015 diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease and the endearing way he calls his new opponent Parky. I’d read sympathetic takes on his ongoing—though reduced—performance as a color analyst on TV, seen the startlingly sweet graduation speech he gave at Michigan State in May 2017, weeks before turning 60." (longform)

posted by rumple to baseball at 02:52 PM on July 29, 2018 - 4 comments

In its typical invocation, chemistry is a cop-out: an after-the-fact explanation of why a team won, especially against the odds. It lets us avoid uncomfortable truths: that baseball, like the workforce, is not always a meritocracy; that mediocre teams can capitalize on luck to beat very good ones; that the sport can be cosmically unjust. In the postgame twilight, chemistry coalesces as a narrative—the “It’s not you, it’s me” of baseball heartbreak. It rings hollow, but is not provably false.

posted by rumple to baseball at 07:03 PM on June 19, 2018 - 1 comment

Recent Comments

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition

Dallas by 6

Indianapolis by 7

Buffalo by 13 LOCK

Minnesota by 10

New Orleans by 11

Washington by 3

Carolina by 7

Baltimore by 13

San Francisco by 25 LOCK

Oakland by 9

New England by 14 LOCK

Chicago by 6

Kansas City by 10

posted by rumple at 07:54 PM on November 16, 2019

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

Kaepernick's NFL workout sounds like a scam and a setup.

posted by rumple at 07:51 PM on November 16, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 11: Miami 2-Game Winning Streak Edition

Pittsburgh by 10

posted by rumple at 02:58 PM on November 14, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Canucks fans hate McLean for the Burrows thing about as much as we hate Mark Messier.

My solution is to get the guys in who do the Punjabi language broadcasts and give them the show in the interim at least.

posted by rumple at 02:06 PM on November 12, 2019

SportsFilter: The Monday Huddle

Brian Burke would be good.

posted by rumple at 01:14 AM on November 12, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition

Chicago by 6

Baltimore by 13 LOCK

Cleveland by 3

Kansas City by 7

New Orleans by 21 LOCK

N.Y. Giants by 18 LOCK

Tampa Bay by 6

Indianapolis by 14 LOCK

Green Bay by 7

Pittsburgh by 14

Minnesota by 6

Seattle by 9

posted by rumple at 09:13 PM on November 09, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition

Oh WTF it's Wednesday today.

posted by rumple at 11:19 PM on November 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 10: Miami Winning Streak Edition

Oakland by 3 (late? But haven't looked at score)

posted by rumple at 08:57 PM on November 06, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 9: San Francisco 51ers Edition

San Francisco by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville by 7

Buffalo by 9

Kansas City by 7

Miami by 3

Philadelphia by 7

Pittsburgh by 7

Carolina by 9

Oakland by 6

Seattle by 17 LOCK

Denver by 14 LOCK

L.A. Chargers by 6

New England by 7

Dallas by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 06:48 PM on October 30, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition

Seattle By 11

Buffalo By 3

Chicago by 7

Detroit By 3

TennesseE by 6

Denver by 6

L.A. Rams By 14 LOCK

New Orleans BY 21 LOCK

Jacksonville BY 10

San Francisco by 7

New England by 19 LOCK

Houston BY 13 LOCK

Kansas City BY 10

Pittsburgh By 12

posted by rumple at 12:15 PM on October 27, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 8: Seeing Ghosts Edition

Minnesota by 23 LOCK

posted by rumple at 10:37 PM on October 23, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

Atlanta by 3

Buffalo by 14 LOCK

Jacksonville by 3

Minnesota by 6

Green Bay by 17 LOCK

Houston by 3

N.Y. Giants by 9

San Francisco by 7

Tennessee by 3

Chicago by 11 LOCK

Seattle by 9 LOCK

Dallas by 10 LOCK

New England by 17 LOCK

posted by rumple at 06:19 PM on October 18, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 7: J-E-T-S Edition

KC by 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 02:12 AM on October 17, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

Carolina by 5

Seattle by 13 LOCK

Kansas City BY 19 LOCK

Washington BY 3

Minnesota By 6

Jacksonville By 5

Baltimore by 13 LOCK

San Francisco BY 3

Arizona by 7

Denver By 5

Dallas By 14 LICK

L.A. Chargers BY 4

Green Bay By 13 LOCK

posted by rumple at 11:48 AM on October 13, 2019

NFL Pick 'Em Week 6: One Less Gruden Edition

NE by 35

posted by rumple at 04:37 AM on October 10, 2019