The Legacy of David Kahn

I just did this in an e-mail to the other two yahoos on this site and it seemed like too much work to just lose in the ether.

+ Drafting and signing Rubio (eventually)
+ Hiring Adelman
+ Signing Ridnour
+ Signing Pek (although, to be fair, he was drafted by McHale)

+ Drafting Flynn (6th overall) seconds after drafting Rubio
+ Trading Lawson for a first rounder that became something called Luke Babbitt that became Martell Webster
+ Drafting Wes Johnson (4th overall)
+ Signing Ramon Sessions
+ Trading for and then re-signing Darko
+ F’ing up the two first-rounders they got for trading Al Jefferson (Donatas Motiejunas and Terrence Jones)
+ Waiving Chandler Parsons
+ Trading a second-round pick to POR to draft a guy who was too old to be drafted
+ Not giving Kevin Love a max contract deal

Not bad but not great:
+ Waiving Alonzo Gee
+ Trading Kosta Koufos
+ almost way overpaying for Nic Batum

Everything else is basically neutral.

Inaugural Propcast

Are you a faithful SP reader? Now you can be a faithful SP listener! Like many other blogs we’ve decided to jump on the podcast bandwagon with the “propcast”. Now you can enjoy the unique humor of Wade, Alex, and wadE in audio format. This is our first of many, so bear with us as we work out the bugs and hopefully improve. Enjoy!

Gettin’ Miggy With It

Congratulations this morning to Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera, who was awarded the 2012 American League MVP tropy by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA). The main reason he won the award was his capturing of the first Triple Crown (leading the league in average, home runs, and runs batted in) since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967. (Yeah, Miggy also helped lead the Tigers to the World Series, which helps the argument for MVPness but, historically, hasn’t been required.) Such an amazing offensive output, one that hasn’t been seen in nearly five decades, was too hard for 22 of the 28 voting writers to ignore.

Unfortunately, they’re wrong.

This argument has been made elsewhere, more elegantly than I will. However, it’s yet another example of a large group of (mostly old) people saying logic and basic math should be discounted simply because a) they don’t like who’s delivering the message, and b) “it’s always been this way.” I saw enough of this in the past Presidential election.

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Less Dick. Less Bert.

Tired of inane baseball commentary? Bored with Bert’s self-absorption and circles? Fed up with Dick’s inability to discern a fly ball from a home run? Below is a list of people who I’d rather hear broadcast a baseball game than Fox Sports North’s dynamic duo:

Cory Provus and Tom Kelly
Roy Smalley and Jack Morris
Ted Robinson and Jim Kaat
Anthony LaPanta and Anthony LaPanta’s hair
Marney Gellner and Robby Inca.. Robby Inki.. Marney Gellner and Ron Coomer
Telly Hughes and Telly from Sesame Street
Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa
Dead air
The Captain and Tennille
Fran Drescher and Rosie Perez

Submit your own below!