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Written by Joe Tetreault | 03 March 2011

ME IN OTHER PLACES My BBA colleague, Daniel Aubain the proprietor of excellent COSFBA, extended a gracious invitation to comment on my new hometown team, the Texas Rangers. Give it a read, and make sure to tell me what an idiot I am!

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 03 February 2011

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Each day this week, a member of the Bloguin family will preview the upcoming 2011 season for each of the NL West Teams. The Giants Cove (Giants), RJ's Fro (Padres), The Rockie Mountain Way (Rockies), TetreaultVision (filling in for the Dodgers) and D'Backs Venom (Diamondbacks), will all give their 2 cents for their respective teams. It's my turn to pinch hit and tackle the open inquiries about the Los Angeles Dodgers. 

Due up next are the Diamondbacks.

 

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Written by Joe Dexter - Special to TetreaultVision | 02 February 2011

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Each day this week, a member of the Bloguin family will preview the upcoming 2011 season for each of the NL West Teams. The Giants Cove (Giants), RJ's Fro (Padres), The Rockie Mountain Way (Rockies), TetreaultVision (filling in for the Dodgers) and D'Backs Venom (Diamondbacks), will all give their 2 cents for their respective teams. Next on the list is Joe Dexter from The Rockie Mountain Way answering all the difficult questions about the Colorado Rockies.

I'm proud to participate, and glad you clicked here to take a peak, but the credit for this report is all due to Joe at The Rockie Mountain Way and reading the preview over there is well worth your time. Due up next is my report on the Dodgers.

 

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Written by SDPads1 - Special to TetreaultVision | 01 February 2011

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Each day this week, a member of the Bloguin family will preview the upcoming 2011 season for each of the NL West Teams. The Giants Cove (Giants), RJ's Fro (Padres), The Rockie Mountain Way (Rockies), TetreaultVision (filling in for the Dodgers) and D'Backs Venom (Diamondbacks), will all give their 2 cents for their respective teams. First up on the list is SDPads1 at RJ's Fro answering all the hard hitting questions about the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

I'm proud to participate, and glad you clicked here to take a peak, but the credit for this report is all due to SDPads1 at RJ's Fro and reading the preview over there is well worth your time. Due up next are the Rockies.

 

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Written by Richard Dyer - Special to TetreaultVision | 31 January 2011

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Each day this week, a member of the Bloguin family will preview the upcoming 2011 season for each of the NL West Teams. The Giants Cove (Giants), RJ's Fro (Padres), The Rockie Mountain Way (Rockies), TetreaultVision (filling in for the Dodgers) and D'Backs Venom (Diamondbacks), will all give their 2 cents for their respective teams. First up on the list is Richard Dyer of The Giants Cove answering all the hard hitting questions about the defending World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

I'm proud to participate, and glad you clicked here to take a peak, but the credit for this report is all due to Rich over at The Giants Cove, and reading his preview over there is well worth your time. Due up next are the Padres.

 

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 28 January 2011

OMBUDSFOLKS: BITING THE HAND THAT FEEDS is a job requirement if one wishes to be a successful ombudsperson. Unless it doesn't. In which case you clam up and then split. ESPN should just do away with the position.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 28 January 2011

STUPID, BLOODY STUPID

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 28 January 2011

"NEWSFLASH: SOME COMMENTERS ON THE INTERNET ARE BIG MEANIES" I believe it's called human nature.

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 28 January 2011

GOOD NEWS FOR LIQUOR PACKAGE STORES IN THE REST OF NEW ENGLAND So says Reason: "So despite the niggling fact that Massachusetts voters repealed an alcohol tax last election, Democratic State Rep. Kay Kahn decided recently that this was an unwise decision, that there is a “disconnect” (her word) between what voters pull the lever for and what they really want. So Kahn has taken it upon herself to correct the confused instincts of her constituents, offering a bill to reinstate the alcohol tax."

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Written by Joe Tetreault | 28 January 2011

QUARTERBACK RATING: A BOGUS STATISTIC James Joyner points to a thorough debunking of passer rating, the stat the NFL invented to try to quantify quarterback production by Mike Tanier. Joyner's comments illustrate the absurdity of referencing the stat:

I recall as a kid, 30-odd years ago, when Cowboys quarterback Danny White was in exactly the same position as Rodgers is now. Upon the 1500th attempt, he was the number one quarterback in NFL history, supplanting his predecessor, Roger Staubach. Nobody thought it was true. Within a few weeks, a kid named Joe Montana supplanted White and nobody believed that, either. Until a decade or so later, when they did.

Some of the greatest quarterbacks every –Stabubach, Unitas, Bradshaw — are blips on the QB ranking scale, ranking so far beyond today’s mediocre QBs that it’s not even funny. But quarterback is, alone among the so-called “skill positions,” unmeasurable by a single stat. People have a sense of who’s great and who’s not, but there really isn’t a widely used stat that works. Passer Rating is an index, but a complicated one that doesn’t really make any sense.

Keep all this in mind when Joe Buck and Troy Aikman gush about how great the two quarterbacks are on the field in Dallas next sunday.

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