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I just wanted to let everyone (the 8 of you that read this) know that posts might be sparse for the next few weeks.  The reason?  I’m beginning another project (also baseball-related) set to start just after the World Series.  You can check back here for more details once it’s up and running.  Rest assured, loyal readers, that Knuckleballs is not dying.  This new project will take some effort to get going, but Knuckleballs will still be fluttering in from time to time.  Once the other project is going, Knuckleballs will go back to its current operating procedures: also sparse posts (the only difference now is that I’m flat-out telling you I’ll only be writing once a week).  For anyone who is curious, topics currently in the queue:

  • Roster construction: how many different ways to get to the goal? (H/T to Loyal Reader Mac, whose silly banter has provided the idea for many of these posts)
  • AL and NL Award Ballots (MVP, Cy Young, and Rookie of the Year): I will publish these before the awards are announced (I have my lists, but I want to offer some analysis with them as well, so be patient).
  • I’ll be going back through the first 70 posts and checking all of my predictions.  All of them: the good (David Wright and Ubaldo Jimenez), the bad (Scott Baker is a sleeper Cy Young candidate), and the ugly (HEY SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS).

Thanks again to everyone for reading and helping to make this “realer.”

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Written by Dan Hennessey

October 27, 2010 at 10:41 PM

Posted in Uncategorized

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  1. What are your thoughts of MLB expanding the playoffs? Possibly adding another wild card or expanding the division series to seven games.

    Darrin Goats

    October 28, 2010 at 4:51 AM

    • Here’s why it won’t happen: either the players or the owners would have to give something up. To make the playoffs longer, the players are going to demand that the regular season be shorter. And they can do that because of the strength of the union. The owners won’t budge because that will cost them revenue, and the players won’t like the (small) decrease in salary.

      I’m against adding more teams; I like that the playoffs are tough to get into and that the regular season means something. I’d be ok with a seven-game division series, but that doesn’t really matter to me. Here are my full thoughts on the subject, posted just over a month ago.

      http://knuckleballsblog.wordpress.com/2010/09/11/playoffs-lets-talk-about-playoffs/

      Dan Hennessey

      October 28, 2010 at 7:13 AM

  2. Beattie household is looking forward to the new project. Any thoughts on Molina getting a world series ring no matter who wins?

    MikeB

    October 31, 2010 at 3:20 PM

    • Those are the rules, so I don’t have a problem with it. Obviously the ring will mean different things to him based on who wins.

      Texas: Their catchers were so bad that I helped!

      San Francisco: Buster Posey is good, I really was in the way. Glad I could teach him a thing or two.

      Dan Hennessey

      November 1, 2010 at 6:47 AM

      • Follow up…does he dare wear the ring next year when/if he is in the Texas locker room? Tries the motivation tactic of showing them what they almost had.

        MikeB

        November 3, 2010 at 2:32 PM


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