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Written by Joe Tetreault | 05 January 2011

CONGRATS BERT BLYLEVEN AND ROBERTO ALOMAR Welcome to the Hall.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 05 January 2011

DEATH OF A RETAIL DISCOUNT BOOK SELLING GIANT? "Joseph Schumpeter coined the phrase "creative destruction" to describe the process of churn whereby old companies, technologies, and industries die, to be replaced by new ones.  This process has brought us today's prosperity, and is a massive force for good in human history. But it is not without its sadness.  You don't have to want to stop the process, to mourn for the real losses it entails." There is a place for old technologies, but they become the realm of hobbyists.  Retarding progress for sentimentality is inefficient.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 05 January 2011

NUANCE No longer a right reserved to flip-flopping politicians.

H/T - Craig Calcaterra (currently ensconsed in his bell tower, ready to yell, "Top of the world, Ma" at exactly 2 pm eastern time.)

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 05 January 2011

PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE SOCIAL NETWORK Goldman's recent investment in Facebook has prompted watchers of bubbles and shady dealings alike to sit up and take notice.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 05 January 2011

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ROBERT DUVALL

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 05 January 2011

WISE MAN "The boyfriend, according to police, had no intention of marrying Perez and was in the process of breaking up with her."

H/T -  Dan McQuade

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 05 January 2011

FOR ALL YOUR MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS Choose Arkham

H/T - JVL

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 05 January 2011

FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT SINCE 2002

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 05 January 2011

HOPEFULLY THIS IS THE START OF A HAPPY ENDING

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 05 January 2011

SEAN MCADAM ON HIS NO VOTE FOR BERT BLYLEVEN I like Sean; he's a damn fine reporter. And he's a good sport for hearing us out on Twitter as we disagree with him. His rationale for not voting for Blyleven is what frustrates we proud internet zealots. The work of Rich Lederer lobbying on Blyleven's behalf has pointed out that relying on All-Star game selections and Cy Young votes are poor criteria for Hall of Fame selection. One could argue that much of the sabermetric research conducted has had settling debates, such as MVP and Hall of Fame by minimizing subjectivity and ambiguity. WAR attempts to do just that. If the sportswriters want to understand it, Tom Tango is happy to explain all.  One needs only ask.

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