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    Et tu, Brutus? Brutus's Avatar
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    Brutus Presents: Real Men of Genius

    Today we salute you, Mr. Major League Baseball Schedule Maker

    Oh sure, you may be a nameless nobody pounding paper for the King of Bud (Selig). But when it comes to us, you're a helpless hack with a terrific sense of humor.

    From Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Missouri to Anheuser-Busch, Denver, home of the September Saints of Baseball: the Colorado Rockies. You've one twisted mind, spreadsheet boy. You're either insane, love your beer or both.

    You managed to take a cozy Reds club and stare down the barrel of the gun so you could play Roulette with magic numbers. A drinking game perhaps? A September swig for every Colorado victory. Your liver is glutton for punishment.

    So next time you play God with the schedule, and you intend to include the Reds in on your twisted, drunken misery, pop open a few exta cold ones for us. Because when it comes to being miserable, nobody knows better than the lost Reds' decade.

    So crack open another Bud Light, Mr. Schedule guy. Bud Selig lost his toupee. Just leave the Reds out of this.

    Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Missouri (and Denver).
    "No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference." ~Tommy Lasorda

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    Re: Brutus Presents: Real Men of Genius

    I thought this would be a thread dedicated to Tony La Russa
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    Re: Brutus Presents: Real Men of Genius

    I'll nominate Scott Rolens doctor. Thanks!
    "Now that's a real shame when folks be throwin' away a perfectly good white boy like that."

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    Re: Brutus Presents: Real Men of Genius

    FWIW, I heard the Reds 2011 schedule is kinder. Don't travel to west coast after mid-June next year.
    I have a love-hate relationship with Albert Pujols. Mostly hate.

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    Re: Brutus Presents: Real Men of Genius

    I don't think there is a schedule maker anymore, just a program.
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    Re: Brutus Presents: Real Men of Genius

    Quote Originally Posted by blumj View Post
    I don't think there is a schedule maker anymore, just a program.
    Yep. Really sad.

    For decades it was a married couple who figured out the schedule each year by themselves. They would be able to take into account the human factor.

    But just recently, MLB went to a computer program to save money, which is why the schedules have such crazy quirks of late.
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge." -- Albert Einstein


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