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109.01/ Week one-hundred and nine, August 13-19, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 108 below.
109.02/ Is there an award for putting an item in my Amazon cart, checking out "Customers who viewed this item also viewed", and seeing only things I've purchased over the past years? Some kind of "You are a singular oddball" award?
109.03/ Informative thread; this particular point is right out of halakha and the need for "hatra'ah" (warning) in order to establish mens rea.
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107.01/ Week one-hundred and seven, July 30-Aug. 5, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 106 below.
107.02/ The absolute ghoulish glee I'm seeing people directing vitriol & dogpiling violence against @AnaMardoll is frightening. I see what you allow yourself to do to people you think are "acceptable" targets.
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Too many #Mets fans are afraid of success, a thread 🧵

We put up billboards to “Sell the Team” & they did!

Wilpons are gone. Cohen is here. It’s different. But some of you refuse to believe it. You think your misery makes you a better fan. It doesn’t.

#LGM #LFGM #MetsTwitter
We wished for consistent success. To play meaningful games. To be in the race. It’s happening now. They’re winning & on their way to becoming a top 5 org.

Instead of enjoying it, embracing the pressure, you wait for the other shoe to drop.

#LGM #LFGM #MetsTwitter #Mets
We clamored for DECADES to be in on star players. We get 1 in Lindor, “he’s not good enough.”

We’re in on Soto (who’s even better), “he’s not worth it.”

You always want “the other guy.” Bc you live in a fantasy where there are no stakes.

#LGM #LFGM #MetsTwitter #Mets
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The 2022 MLB Draft was a success for the #Mets. Here are the picks: #LGM

1 (11): C Kevin Parada (Georgia Tech)
1 (14): INF Jett Williams (Rockwall-Heath HS)
2 (52): P Blade Tidwell (Tennessee)
2 (75): OF Nick Morabito (Gonzaga College HS)
3 (90): P Brandon Sproat (Florida)
4 (119): 3B Jacob Reimer (Yucaipa HS)
5 (149): SS D'Andre Smith (USC)
6 (179): P Tyler Stuart (Southern Mississippi)
7 (209): P Jonah Tong (Georgia Premier Academy)
8 (239): P Dylan Tebrake (Creighton)
9 (269): 3B Chase Estep (Kentucky)
10 (299): P Zebulon Vermillion (Arkansas)
11 (329): OF Rhylan Thomas (USC)
12 (359): P Paul Gervase (LSU)
13 (389): P Dylan Ross (Georgia)
14 (419): P Cameron Foster (McNeese State)
15 (449): 3B Jackson Jaha (Clackamas HS)
16 (479): P Jimmy Loper (Duke)
17 (509): P Connor Brandon (Toledo)
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I came out of retirement to look at the historical comps for a potential Juan Soto trade. #Mets #LGM #Soto
goodfundies.com/what-might-it-…
"Cabrera and Willis brought two consensus Top Ten prospects, plus other parts. Betts brought much less, two Top ~40 prospects and another piece, because he was attached to Price’s $92 million price tag."
A really great insight--- who even HAS the prospects to deal in such a trade?
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101.01/ Week one-hundred and one, June 18-24, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 100 below.
101.02/ This is great news!
washingtonpost.com/health/2022/06…
101.03/ I'm at the Met game, I'm at my #FathersDay present, I'm at the combination #Mets game Father's Day present! #LGM The view from my seat at Ci...
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1/Tonight, for the 17th time in the last 50 years, the #StanleyCup champion returns to defend their crown. This time, the #TBLightning are going for that rare feat - a three-peat and #dynasty status.
2/Three-peats and dynasties themselves are relatively rare. Below is a tour of the dynasties from the last 50 years starting with the 1974 Oakland #Athletics completing a three-peat with a 4-1 win over the #Dodgers with this home run.
3/ In 1979, the #CanadiensMTL completed their second four-peat, winning 4-1 over the New York Rangers. #StanleyCup #Dynasty
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97.01/ Week ninety-seven, May 21-27, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 96 below.
97.02/ #ShavuaTov everyone. My wife texted from Israel that she got positive PCR test when she landed in Israel - one day before they rescinded that requirement! She's asymptomatic, thank God, but I just don't know how it could've been avoided b/c the 'rona is rampant y'all.
97.03/ It was in the 90s today and my downstairs A/C broke days ago and I can't get a guy here until Tuesday. I told them they can prioritize others because my upstairs A/C works, Thank God, so it's not a safety issue for us. But I wouldn't mind it getting fixed soon.
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96.01/ Week ninety-six, May 14-20, 2022, thread begins here.

#PesachSheni Sameach!

Week 95 below.
96.02/ Because we are.

And it's about the same people. The GOP is the Confederacy right down to the rotten core of cowardly rebels.
96.03/ It's really this simple. And b/c it's actually this simple, it's clear anti-voters don't understand citizenship & shared responsibility like I do.

They're like anti-vaxers that way. In this way too: both threaten all our lives when they opt out.
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94.01/ Week ninety-four, April 30-May 6, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 93 below.
94.02/ Health update: still no symptoms from my bout with COVID except for general irritability but it's impossible to know if it's different from my normal state. Isolation is lonely (big, if true) but my overall emotion is fear of making someone else sick. Dread is the worst.
94.03/ I see the #Mets won (this is a fun season so far, especially since I'm not the one getting hit by fastballs in the head) and the #NYR won and are ready for the playoffs. Best of all is post-#NFLDraft Sat. night when I get to see all the gifts my team gave me as a fan. #LGM
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91.01/ Week ninety-one, April 9-15, 2022, thread begins here. (Third attempt)

Week 90 below.
91.02/ This is awful, tragic news to read right after Shabbas. How horrible. My deep condolences to the Haskins family.
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5K in the surf to meet a friend 🏃‍♂️🏝🔥
69% harder in the sand than on the track ImageImageImage
We do a little variability training with a view 🎣🦢🍑
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89.01/ Week eighty-nine, March 26-April 1, 2022, thread begins here.

Week eighty-eight below.
89.02/ #NachasAlert: my son has a piece (pgs. 2-3) in his high school's Torah journal. The final draft was 3 pages long so this published version was cut down significantly. (Now I get to teach him the academic trick of publishing 'chapters' as articles).
parshasheets.com/newsletter/bko…
89.03/ This is such a good video, it can be played on an endless loop and it brings a big smile to my face whenever I see it. It's fine while silent but the sound makes it a masterpiece
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088.01/ Week eighty-eight, March 19-25, 2022, thread begins here.

Week 87 below.

I'm making the week number three digits because it's getting close to 100 and I want to avoid the double eight weirdness
088.02/ Happy Able To Use The Word Vernal For Once day! #VernalEquinox
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/March_equ…
088.03/ Sadly, I needed to miss my favorite book sale of all time, the Bryn-Mawr "A Gym Filled With Used Books That You Can Purchase By The Box For A Set Price I Am Not Kidding" Wellsley Book Sale because it was on Purim and Shabbos. Shazbot. Next year?
bmandwbooks.com/the-annual-sal…
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Joe West's first two ejections, September 8, 1977 of Steve Henderson & Joe Torre. (NYDN 9/9/77). #MLB #Mets
Joe [expletive deleted] West's third and fourth ejections, also of the Mets, Joe Torre and Bobby Valentine on July 27, 1978. (NYDN, 7/28/78) #MLB #Mets
Herman Franks was the victim of Joe West's fifth ejection on August 7, 1978. #Cubs #MLB
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1/ Reflections on the final #NFL week, esp. related to my team, the #Steelers. We needed a narrow set of circumstances to make it into the playoffs: (1) beat our hated rival (BAL) on the road (2) the worst team must beat a playoff bound one (JAX vs IND) & (3) one more tiny thing
2/ The tiny thing was for the Raiders & Chargers not to tie. Ties are very rare; only one this season (#Steelers, of course, because ugh). This should have been so unlikely not to even be a worry. But I'm a sports fan, ruined by years of #Mets watching; I knew not to relax. From the Order of the Stick, https://www.giantitp.com/comics
3/ Of the three events, the tie was the least likely, then the Colts losing to the hapless Jaguars, and the "easiest" (very hard) step would be for the Steelers to beat the Ravens. We were terrible on the road, the Ravens were better than us, so it wasn't great odds.
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67.01/ Week sixty-seven, Oct. 23-29, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 66 below.
67.02/ Another #NFL Scorigami!

Even sweeter: a final score with a 5, the 2nd best score. #1 is 4 (happened only once, in 1923) #2 is 5, #3 is 2, #4 is 11. The best is a 1, but it's never happened in the NFL.
pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/1923…
sbnation.com/videos/2017/9/…
67.03/ 1. Sara is absolutely correct: the ketuba is a pre-nup; the husband pledges a sum of money to the wife in event of divorce or death.
2. In addition, as an officiant, I *require* a pre-nup. Specifically the one from the RCA:
theprenup.org
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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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63.01/ Week sixty-three, Sept. 25-Oct. 1, 2021, thread begins here. #MoadimLeSimcha #Sukkot

Week 62 below.
63.02a/ Cataloging: there are 9 days in this 5782 #Sukkot holiday cluster. 5 are Yom Tov or Shabbat, 2 are the days before. That leaves 2 actual full days to get anything done, Thursday and Sunday. Two day yuntifs are hard! By #SimchatTorah, I'm as spiritually dry as my aravot. Famous parody cover of a Be...
63.02b/ That great parody cover of The Berenstain Bears and "Too Much Yuntif" was evidently made by Rafi Skier as per this link below.

adventuresofatojg.tumblr.com/post/116578324…
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Well, it’s #Mets Media Guide Musings. Gare is reading an excerpt from the media guide recalling the 1999 NLDS right now with lovely music in the background.

Reminds me of my Torah reading at my Bar Mitzvah in 1993.
And now, Ronnie is reading an excerpt from the media guide about the 1999 NLCS. That might be somewhat depressing. #mets
Keith has opted to not take his reading about the 2000 postseason. I wish I had that option during my Torah reading at my Bar Mitzvah. #Mets
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1/ A thread to catalog my stray comments about the NFL yesterday (as part of my academic 'obsessive archiving' heritage).

Overall, the #Steelers had an amazing road win over Buffalo mainly because of a stifling defense, which is fun in retrospect but during the game is stressful
2/ The comment below is actually from my sports-watching partner, my sportsman son, who is wise & savvy beyond his years.

Melvin "Boy Named Sue?" Ingram draws a holding penalty instead of getting a de jure sack but de facto it is one.
3/ BAL & NE are experts in bad-faith rulebook exploitation. Examples abound (see CBS link). 2 most common: the "Flacco Ball" (badly thrown deep pass designed purely to draw DPI) & having the OL hold on every play to DDOS the refs.
cbssports.com/nfl/news/raven…
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61.01/ Week sixty-one, Sept. 11-17, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 60 below
61.02/ I am a fan of the professional sport of American Football and, as a child of Pittsburgh, a particular avid supporter of the #Steelers. I apologize ahead of time for some intemperate comments that may be made during the season which could be non-sequitur for non-NFLers.
61.03/ From last night at the #Mets-Yankees game, a scandal that Fox's cameras lingered on that hateful flag. Ironically it symbolizes the way 9-11 was perverted by corrupt bad-actors from day one.

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58.01/ Week fifty-eight, Aug. 21-27, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 57 thread below.
58.02/ This article, sporting footnote numbers in superscript without any accompanying - um, ya know, actual - notes, has big "lazily plagiarized from Wikipedia" vibes to it.
jewishpress.com/judaism/halach…
58.03/ OTOH, this is an absolutely crucial piece in the Jewish Press by Rabbi Daniel Z. Feldman, explaining and expanding on the ruling of Harav Hershel Schachter, that getting the COVID vaccine is halakhically required. Demanded.
jewishpress.com/judaism/halach…
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57.01/ Week fifty-seven, Aug. 14-20, 2021, thread begins here.

Week 56 thread below.
57.02/ 2 comments about Rav Willig's shiur for Shoftim 5781:
(1) He explicitly endorses Rav Twersky's position for combatting the virus and that's awesome!
torahweb.org/torah/2021/par…
torahweb.org/torah/special/…
(2) Him citing Rav Bleich to defend Zechariah ben Avkulous is [chef's kiss]
57.03/ From May 2020, one of my references to ZbA (as I should refer to him) and how I use him as an archetype.
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