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yerfatma
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Name: Tom Clancy
Homepage URL: http://thosecleverkids.com/blog
Location: Dover, NH
ZIP: 03820
Member since: January 30, 2002
Last visit: August 25, 2015

yerfatma has posted 309 links and 11293 comments to SportsFilter and 17 links and 1229 comments to the Locker Room and 1 column.

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Harold Reynolds Feels Jackie Robinson Could Have Done Better.: Reynolds commented on Jackie Robinsonís age when he made his MLB debut, comparing him to Giants catcher Buster Posey. Robinson was 28 years old when he debuted for the Dodgers in 1947, an age that would be considered ancient in todayís game. Reynolds said Robinson did not make play in a big league until that age because they held rookies back longer during that time and he hadnít completely figured out the game.

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 06:33 PM on July 15 - 1 comment

Former Bradford chairman linked to at least eight fires before Valley Parade disaster: '[T]here had been at least eight other fires at business premises either owned by, or connected to, Stafford Heginbotham, Bradfordís then-chairman, in the previous 18 years, resulting in huge insurance claims . . . "Could any man really be as unlucky as Heginbotham had been?"

posted by yerfatma to soccer at 09:56 AM on April 15 - 2 comments

The best 3-point shooter you never saw: "Duranteís name is still whispered on the Catawba campus four decades after his heyday. He was a lefty scoring machine with lightning in his legs. He shot often, connected often."

posted by yerfatma to basketball at 09:48 AM on April 06 - 1 comment

The Hidden Value of a Knuckleballer:

"Relievers behind Wright have surrendered an insane two home runs in 107 2/3 innings. That's one-fifth what we'd expect based on their typical performance. If Wright were to make 30 starts in a season, that would translate to roughly an extra win for his team. Starters were about a half-run better in ERA and a run better in FIP when the other team had been thrown off by Wright's knuckleball. Add it up, and Wright could be worth in the range of two wins simply by taking the ball, let alone what he could provide by pitching well."

posted by yerfatma to baseball at 10:03 AM on March 24 - 3 comments

Recent Comments

Peyton Manning Has No Feeling In His Fingertips

his continued success is an incredible triumph of will.

So you're saying he is a Nazi?

posted by yerfatma at 10:00 AM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Tuesday Huddle

How are we all celebrating Albert Belle's birthday? I was planning on throwing Superballs at kids.

posted by yerfatma at 08:59 AM on August 25

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle

No, they use smaller umps in the Little League World Series.

posted by yerfatma at 09:21 AM on August 24

Fantasy Premier League, Week Three

As opposed to Liverpool, who are living on offsides goals?

I kid the carpetbaggers from the wrong side of the river. Especially if we get mangled by Man City tomorrow.

posted by yerfatma at 07:30 PM on August 22

ESPN Accidentally Fires Adam Schefter

Is it possible they have actually fired him twice and he's simply one of those Milton-esque employees who just keeps showing up anyway?

posted by yerfatma at 11:13 AM on August 22

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

Worked so well for Rod Beck.

posted by yerfatma at 08:11 AM on August 21

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

I'm confused by this 538 article on Chase Utley's Hall of Fame chances— why would a statistically-minded site act surprised at his qualities? Maybe it's from following the Red Sox and Pedroia but I never thought of Utley in his prime as anything but the best second baseman in the game.

posted by yerfatma at 08:09 AM on August 21

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

It is for another scoop they ran before confirming the credibility of reports about the Patriots filming opponents pre-Superbowl workouts that ESPN aired earlier this week.

Oh wow, that seems even worse. I'm sure they've learned their lesson though and will wind up on the right side of history. Just like their two legal mavens who've spent the last 6 months telling us Brady has no hope.

posted by yerfatma at 03:53 PM on August 20

SportsFilter: The Thursday Huddle

ESPN finally apologizes for the incorrect DeflateGate reporting. At 12:20am EDT.

posted by yerfatma at 12:24 PM on August 20

SportsFilter: The Wednesday Huddle

How often does this happen? Dale Steyn broke a wicket.

Love the pointing finger at the end just in case I missed it.

posted by yerfatma at 08:16 AM on August 20

Welcome to Manchester United, Memphis Just Memphis

. . . we'll be in the air all day.

posted by yerfatma at 08:13 AM on August 20

NFL Player Sends Back Young Sons' Participation Trophies

"I'm sorry I'm not sorry"

Confirmed, that sounds like James Harrison wrote it.

posted by yerfatma at 01:10 PM on August 17

SportsFilter: The Friday Huddle

Maybe it's the Internet Era, but I can't remember an athlete going from Not on My Radar to Amusing to Christ, What an Asshole as quickly as Kyrgios.

posted by yerfatma at 01:02 PM on August 17

Fantasy Premier League, Week Two

Well, I can't blame you, I was a shocked as you were.

posted by yerfatma at 01:02 PM on August 17

Fantasy Premier League, Week Two

Anyone have a good feel for how player values are calculated week to week?

It's definitely weird and I gave up trying to make money a few years ago. I know there's a way to do it since they actually have a ranking for Most Valuable Team, but the whole deal where you sell the player for less than they are currently valued for because of when you bought them confuses the hell out of me.

As an Everton fan, let me suggest Baines replacement, Luke Garbutt, a completely solid two-way player. Who is also hurt.

Kill me now.

posted by yerfatma at 07:37 PM on August 14