Posts by jnyveen

Are We Alone?

Posted by on Dec 26, 2022 in Science

We’ve all wondered if there’s other intelligent life out there, and we’ve wondered if we’ll ever make contact with them. But if there are hundreds of billions of stars in our galaxy, and each of these stars likely has a planetary system, and many of these planetary systems have Earth-like planets hospitable to life, then how come we haven’t heard from any of these aliens? How come there’s been no solid evidence at all of intelligent, extraterrestrial life up to this point?

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Things I Love

Posted by on Dec 8, 2022 in Complaints, Silly

Everyone’s got their little joys in life. Here are some of mine.

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Game 7 of the 2019 World Series: A Live Blog

Posted by on Oct 31, 2019 in Baseball

We’re here. Game 7 of the World Series. The Washington Nationals have defied all odds to get here. They weren’t even supposed to make it to the playoffs, let alone the World Series. Along the way, they trailed in and eventually won all 4 playoff elimination games they’ve been in, riding on the backs of heroes like Howie Kendrick, Juan Soto, Anthony Rendon, Stephen Strasburg, Max Scherzer, Adam Eaton, and even Anibal Sanchez. Manager Dave Martinez even had his moment in Game 6, getting thrown out of the game fighting for his players. You couldn’t have written any of this any better.

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Odds of Winning the Division

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Baseball

We’re now in the home stretch of the my baseball simulation league season, and I thought it might be fun to try to run some numbers to see what the odds are for each team to win their division.

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Bunting into the Shift

Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Baseball

With more frequent and more extreme shifts appearing every season, I see lefty batters pull the ball right into someone’s glove while the 3B bag sits there, sad and alone. I keep asking myself… Why don’t players bunt into the shift? It seems to me that if players could effectively bunt down the 3B line when there is no third baseman, shifts would disappear, but it rarely happens. Why not?

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