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64.01/ Week sixty-four, Oct. 2-8, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 63 below.
64.02/ I blink & it's October which means 80% of people I follow change their names to something spooooky. That's when I need to put my anthropologist hat on because I just don't understand the whole macabre thing. Gimme Purim's clowns, puns and defeat - not embrace - of horror.
64.03/ For the #ALWildCard, like all red-blooded Americans, I'm rooting for a 4-way tie. This requires the Red Sox & Yankees lose and the Mariners & Blue Jays to win. Why? Uh... love of the game?
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62.01/ Week sixty-two, Sept. 18-25, 2021, thread begins there.

Week 61 below
62.02/ A custom on #YomKippur is to wear a kittel, an all white garment that has ambivalent symbolism: men wear one under their wedding canopy and they are also buried in it. I mentioned to a physician friend that it can also be seen as "Jewish scrubs."
62.03/ "But life is ironic" is just boss-level shade. I mean, I have my theological differences with the pontiff, but I can imagine we see eye-to-eye about anti-vaxxers.(h.t. @dick_nixon)

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59.01/ Week fifty-nine, Aug. 28-Sept. 3, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 58 thread below.
59.02/ Scoring a run on a balk is such sweet victorious humiliation. Like in NFL when a QB gives up a safety by running out the back of the endzone. Thanks Nationals. #LGM
59.03a/ One year without fans in the stands and they forgot how to act right.

The fans can't be abusive, throw objects, hurl slurs. This we know. But we cheer and boo. That's our job. And if players enjoy the cheering they need to fear the booing as well.
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56.01/ Week fifty-six, Aug. 7-13, 2021, thread begins here.

#ChodeshTov everyone! Happy #Elul, the "deep breath before the plunge" (as Gandalf says).

Week 55 thread is below.
56.02/ Excellent shibboleth action here from Rabbi Ruttenberg, in a benevolent, non-murdery, way, of course.

56.03/ Honored with #haftara yesterday but it had been so long since I last did one that my eyesight has gotten bad enough that I was juggling a mask, fogged glasses, & the too small print of even a full-size Artscroll. And why did Yeshayahu have to make up so many weird words?!
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55.01/ Week fifty-five, July 31-Aug 6 2021, thread begins here.

Week 54 below
55.02/ I have no idea (yet?) how to handle this case brought up by @AnaMardoll and I think I need to because I can envision needing a solution IRL.

(Note, it also illustrates why conservatives were so afraid of D&D: it allows kids to broaden their worlds)
55.03/ As I've gotten older I've come to view this mishnah from Avot as more & more central to both practical & ideal wisdom. Especially for the internet.

It's an early indictment of #DunningKruger blowhards: stop talking! Listen. Less talk, more rock.…
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54.01/ Week fifty-four, July 24-30 2021, thread begins here.

Week 53 below:
54.02/ This is a fun Rebbe story, which could even be true (who knows), re: apologetics for the bracha of "Shelo Asani Isha."

Source (Pleasant Ridge Newsletter, Vaetchanan 5771):…

[I needed to edit the alt-text a bit to get to 1000 char.] The Ropshitzer Rebbetzin wa...
54.03/ I've tried to teach people & model the behavior that every person needs to be treated with respect. That we are to treat janitors with the same respect as we do rabbis. Sadly, they learned to treat rabbis with the same respect they treat janitors.…
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Just how unpredictable is this 2021 #Mets team?

@fangraphs gives them a 66.2% chance of making the playoffs.

@baseball_ref gives them a 18.4% chance of making the playoffs.

That is the largest disparity between the two models out of all 30 MLB teams.

@fangraphs @baseball_ref What's one potential reason for this huge difference?

According to Baseball-Reference, the Mets had the 13th easiest schedule so far in the 2021 season while they now have the HARDEST remaining schedule in the majors.
@fangraphs @baseball_ref @DSzymborski would love to get your take on if you have any idea as to why the Mets team is so polarizing for different models.

Seems like Fangraphs and Baseball-Reference agree on the majority of teams, but not the Mets.
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53.01/ Week fifty-three, July 17-23, 2021, begins here. #TishaBeav today, so no real greeting. May next year, we have a fleishig #9Av

I've been making these organized threads for a year. Fitting that anniversary should be on the saddest day of the year.

Week 52 below:
53.02/ To listen to music today, I have the leining of #Eicha on a loop. One source is the Eidut Mizrach version from Mechon-Mamre:
Direct link:
Ashkenaz via Virtual Cantor:
53.03/ Thread from yesterday, #TishaBeav, on some thoughts about the day.
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Soo, Mancini + Soto v. Pete? #HRDerby
Oh shit, never mind! That was quite a showing.
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48.01/ Week Forty-eight, June 12-18 2021, begins here.

Week 47 below.
48.02/ Not popping champagne corks yet, but the large person with horns could sing at any moment to usher in a post-Bibi Israel
48.03/ Has Bibi taken credit for inventing the question mark?
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Average Spin Rate Difference on All Pitches from 2017 per Statcast:

Trevor Bauer: +547 RPM
Gerrit Cole: +313 RPM

Jacob deGrom: +72 RPM

One is not like the other

#Mets #LGM
This is not a tweet condemning Bauer or Cole, I do not want anyone to think that. All I am trying to show is how deGrom's spin rate hasn't dramatically increased over the years like the others mentioned in the tweet.
The sudden spike in spin rate is one of the reasons they are getting targeted by the public. If deGrom had a drastic increase in his spin rate in any year, I bet a lot of attention would be brought up about it. But he has remained relatively stagnant throughout his whole career
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47.01/ Week Forty-seven, June 5-11 2021, begins here.

Week 46 below
47.02/ Congratulations to my sister-in-law, @LeahCypess, on being nominated for a Nebula for her Novelette "Stepsister” (from F&SF 5-6/20).

I'm thinking of holding a press conference at Four Season's FantasyLandscaping to question to vote tallies.…
47.03/ Totally agree with this. Basically, this is how McCain ended his career, and Romney knows this game too. It's what ego-driven politicians are supposed to know to do!

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45.01/ Week Forty-five, May 22-28 2021, begins here.

Week 44 below:
45.02/ Re-upping this thread from Friday about journalism and why the NYT can be seen as biased vs. Arabs & Israelis.

45.03/ I just wrote up a follow-up to the above thread that goes deeper into my social-scientific (data-poor, sorry) analysis of the American perception of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

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42.01/ Week Forty-two, May 1-7 2021, thread begins here.

Week 41, April 24-30 2021, below.
42.02/ I'm an NFL fan, so I don't lament these numbers, but it's a fascinating datum nonetheless. And 'watching the draft' doesn't encompass the interest people have (e.g. I couldn't watch over Shabbat, but I woulda if I coulda)
42.03/ #ReshetKeshet. I just uploaded a dvar Torah I wrote 16 years ago about this week's parsha (with connections to Avot, Ruth, and the Simpsons)…
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39.01/ Week 39 thread, April 10-16, 2021, begins here.

Last week's thread, week 38 - April 4-9, 2021, below.
39.02/ Well, #YomHaatzmaut came early this year!…
39.03/ While I'm sorry I missed the #DeGrom work of art over Shabbas, I'm not sorry to miss the heartache in real time of the loss

Games like this could burnish his HOF bid, b/c who doesn't appreciate bravery in the face of impossible odds (#LGM offense)?
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29.01/ Week twenty-nine thread, for Jan. 30-Feb. 5, 2021, begins here. Last week's thread (28.01) linked below.

29.02/ Every once in a while, I let the depraved fatalism of the phrase "boys will be boys" just wash over me...
29.03/ Snow still following here in Central NJ, with some swirling wind, allowing me to use the word "snow squalls" at the breakfast table. My 14yo suggested that if the wind is strong enough to dislodge squirrels, it'd be "squirralls of snow." Yup.
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Glad to see 65+ folks and front-line workers get their shots. There are some gray areas I could try to use to jump the line, but I'm not gonna Constanza this thing. I'm hopeful the Biden team gets vaccine production ramped up quickly enough so that summer becomes a possibility.
Had to make one difficult decision about teaching next semester, but I'm able to move to Zoom and thus someone older gets the shots. 🤷🏻‍♂️
Was really hoping to get to a Mets game this season! #lgm
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15.01/ From last night, about the newest COVID outbreak from within the White House. As I've said before, the core value of Pence/GOP is anti-expertise, which leads to their self-destruction
15.02/ #Steelers @ Titans is the game of the week and as the picture below shows, nearly everyone in the 50 states will get to see it except... me in Jersey. But I'll get to listen to the game on my laptop, 10-70 seconds behind (why?!) #HereWeGo CBS broadcast map for 1pm g...
15.03/ @Dameshek is (basically) my age and we were both kids in Pittsburgh at the same time so we have the same abject fear of Mr. Yuk.

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Having exceeded the allowable use of the analogy “tire fire,” the 2020 #Mets now have an actual one across the street at a ballpark neighborhood attraction known as “Missing Witness Chip Shop Row.” From @SNYtv #LGM
Not “some kind of tire fire,” Gary. “SOME KIND of tire fire!”
*CHOP Shop. Friggin autocorrect
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Your turn @Mets.
You’re almost there. @Mets cover home with BLM shirt before walking off field.

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Here in Greenwood Village for a protest concert outside City Hall featuring The Lumineers and Nathaniel Rateliff. They’re protesting against a recent resolution by GV City Council that says the city will cover police officers financially for civil liability issues in all cases.
The resolution came in response to SB-217, a sweeping police reform & accountability reform bill for the state of Colorado. For lawsuits, officers could be held financially accountable for up to $25,000 in incidents where they acted in bad faith or knowingly did something illegal
The resolution from GV City Council said the city would always have the back financially of its police officers. In other words, the city would never find that an officer had acted in bad faith.
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Sure, "polls aren't votes", but 15 pts down means Trump's (ym"sh) vulnerable, dries up fundraising, allows GOP electeds to contradict him publicly, allows reporters to treat him normally & not as the magician of 2016 who commands a cult of violent kooks.
To combat the complacency that the polling imbalance could bring, I suggest telling fellow anti-Trumpites that no matter how much DJT is down in November, when you vote, it will feel as good as punching him in the face with all of your strength

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During a pandemic, living alone w/one’s dog affords a person a lot of time to self-reflect. And as someone who has had a life-long struggle w/self-identity, & always found a true sense of self—elusive—it’s proven a fruitful experience. Painful, at times. But much-needed.

I’ve always struggled w/my sense of place in this country. I’ve always felt like a perennial outsider.

I’m finally at a place in life where I’m able to reflect, & realize, those feelings exist b/c there are some very valid & profound reasons why it’s been a life-long struggle.
I’m a 1st-gen Irish-born immigrant. The son on of a carpenter from Dublin, y de una chilanga de México. My father came to this country in 1988, escaping The Troubles—w/a few bucks to his name, the clothes on his back & a dream. He saved enough money for my mother & I to join him.
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Can confirm: was approaching the city listening to this game on the radio and diverted plans to drive straight to Shea (Shea!), got in free to see the end of this game 6/30/00 #LGM #20yearsagotoday…
Armando Benitez was brought in to pitch the ninth inning and finish the game for the Mets. Benitez always had trouble pitching 1-2-3 innings and this was no exception.Two of the first four batters he faced reached base.5 #DefundTheNYPD #deblasioResign
After leadoff batter Lopez fouled out to first baseman Zeile, Keith Lockhart was brought in to pinch hit for Bonilla. He singled on a ground ball. Benitez got Hubbard to strike out swinging for the second out.
#DefundTheNYPD #deblasioResign
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