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Tuesday, November 23, 2004
Of Fades, and Flops, and Zoilo. "There are Fades, and there are Flops. Each describes the circumstance of a player who demonstrates early career success, but then fails to sustain it. The Fade is the guy who year by year just recedes a little bit from his early glory, perhaps almost imperceptibly, until finally we realize that, at too young an age, he's just not the same player he once was, and never will be again. The Flop, on the other hand, is much more dramatic: he achieves early height and then plummets with sudden alacrity, leaving us but to wince in anticipation of the puff of dust to come, Wile E. Coyote-like, when he hits bottom." (The Hardball Times)

Cheeseburga! No Fries. Chips. The Nationals stole their logo! (Baseball Wiseguys)

Red Sox Plan to Add 2000 Seats On Top of John Hancock Building. "'These seats are really going to be the ultimate in luxury for Red Sox fans,' said an elated President and CEO Larry Lucchino. 'Gourmet food selections from Boston’s finest restaurants, Jacuzzis, massages during the game from the world’s best masseurs —all while providing that same magical Fenway feel. And the view from on top of John Hancock will be unlike anything you’ve ever seen. With a super-high-powered pair of binoculars or a space telescope, you’ll feel like you’re sitting right behind home plate.'" (Call of the Green Monster)

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