When buying auto insurance, you can put all your eggs in the gecko basket, roll the dice with Allstate’s “Mayhem” or bake a pecan pie with Progressive’s Flo. But what if you could compare all the potential quotes side-by-side? What if you polled Americans and then developed an overall ranking based on their comments across [...]
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Playing the waiting game with catchers is not a new concept at Chinstrap Ninjas, but this year we cannot emphasize it more. There are plenty of catchers to go around in 2012. You don’t need to reach.
Technically, the Major League Baseball All-Star game is not held at mid-season. Most teams have played at least 90 games by now (mid-season would be 81). Ten games over is not a lot, however, it does mean the overpriced players in the following list have been disappointments for more than half of the season. The [...]
As I sit here, wondering how to start this column, I realize the empty screen is a lot like the MLB 2011 season. At the moment, it is a virtual clean slate. None of the many 2011 story lines have been written. And, for every team and every fan, hope is springing eternal. The Kansas [...]
Yesterday, I did a double-take in the dog food aisle. Between bags of Proplan and Pedigree were small 11.5-pound bags of Chef Michael’s “filet mignon” flavored dog food. As if that wasn’t enough, the food had potato and green bean “garnishes.” All for $22, or $2 a pound. I wouldn’t spend $2 a pound for [...]
Rankings, strategies and projections help fantasy owners on draft day, but a look at Major League rosters, sprinkled with some spring training nonsense, can change your perspective on certain sleepers and busts. Let’s review the Oakland Athletics.