// Great piece. Via AG.com
Quote:"Instead the Twins added zero pitching reinforcements, blew out the entire pitching staff in a 13-inning loss, and are now planning to call up various fresh arms for tonight's game. In fact, the rotation is so screwed up now that they're adding 27-year-old Matt Fox to the 40-man roster just so he can make his big-league debut starting tonight against the first-place Rangers. Without last night's disaster there's a decent chance Fox never pitches in the majors. Good for him, bad for the Twins.
And it all could have been avoided by simply expanding the roster on September 1.
// I assumed the Twins would add more September callups after the end of the Rochester season, since it was unusual, even for the Twins, to only call up two players (especially for this team, which has been injury prone and shorthanded all year). But, even if that was the plan, the Twins were wrong because this game shows teams should always add some pitching in September as soon as they can, regardless.
Quote:" for financially troubled consumers, the size of the jackpot may not matter: Five years out, people who win $150,000 are just as likely to declare bankruptcy as those who win less than $10,000.
That's according to a new study by researchers at the University of Kentucky, the University of Pittsburgh and the Vanderbilt University Law School. The paper appears in a forthcoming issue of the Review of Economics and Statistics.
// It's hard to go bankrupt if you win millions. But a hundred thousand disappears fast.
// What amazes me is the positive spin the AP puts on this, despite the fact the market has reduced the number of jobs it has added every month for three months (basically). Thus, and economy headed the wrong way, adding fewer jobs every month and unable to support the new entrants into the market (remember, every year there is a new crop of adults who come out of school looking for work too) and this is a good thing?
Quote:"Among voters who say they'll vote GOP this fall, nearly half say they are motivated by a desire to beat Democrats, but by a 2-1 margin, they would rather vote for someone new than a current GOP member of Congress.
// The question is, will they? Had the tea party people found candidates to run against GOP incumbents, if the LP could find candidates for more than a few state races, or if the Dems had found their own "tea party" style candidates it would matter. But none of that happened. Anti-incumbent sentiment is very common in many polls I've seen over the years, but it never materializes.
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