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The unknown is a seductive idea. When we were young, we looked off into the distance, into the future, with wonder, enraptured by the possibilities that the devil you don’t know can entail. Your life is boring, your routines tiresome, your friends wholly known. This is the appeal of a series of works of fiction that have become popular in the recent past, where a meek, unhappy man is lifted from his banal existence and into an exciting new future–Fight Club, American Beauty, Breaking Bad. Hope is escapism, and as long as that hope is deferred, we can continue to wonder if life might be better if we made a leap of faith and threw off the shackles of the known.
And so we once dreamed on Justin De Fratus.
It reminds me of a young woman I knew once.
No. 1 on that list is Walter Johnson... anyone know (without looking) who's No. 2?
I'm 40, too old to speak for the youth, but Jim Barr is just a name to me.
I made a joke to a friend about Bradley forgetting the Sherman/Johnston fight in '64 - at which I was reminded that Atlanta's Olympics were bombed.
Jim Palmer, right?
9. Hooks Dauss, 223 (that's a guy where maybe I'd heard the name but had no idea he won as many as he did, and for one team, Detroit 1912-26)
I remember him mostly as a pretty effective, extremely-low-K starting pitcher who once did something incredible in back-to-back games, like retiring 40 straight batters or something
How many home runs did Wladimir Balentien end up with?
Dauss won 41 games in relief; I believe he ranks seventh among Tigers all-time in games won as a starter.
Walter Johnson won 42 games in relief. Where did he find the time :)
Is there any difference between hitting a ball on the seams vs. a smooth part? I'm guessing the rise of the seams is a negligible factor considering the force with which the bat hits the ball but I wasn't terribly good at physics.
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