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Monday, November 24, 2008

2009 Ballot (Elect 3)

The 2009 Ballot thread . . . the election is over 12/7

12/15, 8 p.m. EST.

Here’s a link to the 2008 Election Results.

The most prominent newcomers are Rickey Henderson and Kevin Appier.

The top 15 returnees include:

Reggie Smith
Bucky Walters
Tommy Leach
John McGraw
Dick Redding
Kirby Puckett
Bob Johnson
Gavy Cravath
Luis Tiant
Phil Rizzuto
Hugh Duffy
David Cone
Ken Singleton
Tony Perez
Bus Clarkson

JoeD has the Imperial March Stuck in His Head Posted: November 24, 2008 at 06:00 PM | 204 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   201. Paul Wendt Posted: December 19, 2008 at 05:10 PM (#3034034)
[#193, 195, 199-200, verbatim except that I have trimmed my own #195]

193. Howie Menckel Posted: December 15, 2008 at 09:16 PM (#3029962)
It's funny, on my job, different people are given different 'deadlines'.

Let's say all the work is REALLY due at noon on Friday.
Some might be told noon Wed, some noon Thurs, some 9 pm Thurs, and a few can be told the correct "noon Friday."

The goal being, all the work is submitted on time - or in some cases, seemingly late, but not really.

I don't know why life has to work like that.

Can we institute different 'deadlines' for different voters?


195. Paul Wendt Posted: December 15, 2008 at 10:32 PM (#3030041)
... the tactic is at least an open secret, maybe even public. And yet the tactic works, at least it works a little. [Yes, confirmed by HM]

199. Joe Dimino Posted: December 17, 2008 at 12:19 PM (#3031670)
Regarding 196 Howie, I do much better on a get it done today type deadline, than on a get it done in 3 weeks type deadline, especially if it's only a couple of hours of work that needs to be done over the 3-weeks.

I say this in all seriousness - any tips on how to get better at that? And I don't mean the 'just do it' type of advice, that doesn't really seem to be working so well.

I've got a Franklin planner (even took the one-day class), I understand time management, etc.. Generally I don't miss deadlines, I'm very good about that, but I definitely bump up against them more often than I should. Would like to fix that.
200. rawagman Posted: December 17, 2008 at 12:39 PM (#3031693)
I struggle with that myself. Very hard to eliminate distractions especially when you feel that you have time to be distracted. I've considered incentives-based motivations, but have been unable to enforce it upon myself - how do I become my own judge, jury and executioner?
   202. Paul Wendt Posted: December 19, 2008 at 05:14 PM (#3034045)
Some theorists would say that you need to hire or contract with someone else. Maybe a barter arrangement: You execute me; I execute you.

(I suppose this will appear as #202 with my quotation from #193-200 as #201 --not displayed now even after I refresh the page.)
   203. sunnyday2 Posted: October 28, 2009 at 10:20 AM (#3368209)

I dunno about you guys, but I need to look at my ballot and try to remember what the hell I was thinking.
   204. sunnyday2 Posted: November 09, 2009 at 02:17 AM (#3382571)
bump again
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