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apabruce

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About apabruce

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  • Birthday 07/11/1945

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    pool, duplicate bridge

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    Retired CPA
  1. Ron Gardenhire is your new Tiger manager

    The fact that Gardenhire cared about the number on his uniform lowers my opinion of him. Slightly.
  2. Baseball Playoff Predictions

    The worst possible match up for the World Series is Dodgers/Yankees. I may end up rooting for the Yankees. EWWW...I feel soiled after writing that.
  3. Movies that you love that were not big hits

    Absence of Malice, a movie about how sloppy reporting can damage an ordinary citizen. I don't know if this was a commercial success, but it didn't win any awards to my knowledge.
  4. Someone Else's Tears

    Let me add my feeble words to others. I don't know you, but I know about love for a daughter.
  5. 2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Each team is allowed a pool of money to spend on the first 10 rounds of the draft. The team with the worst record drafts first, and the pool that team has is the total of their draft picks. So, the team with #1 adds up the slot value of 1-1, 2-1, 3-1, etc. If a team doesn't sign a player at a given draft ;position, that slot value is subtracted from the amount available. I'm not sure exactly how MLB determines the slot value of each draft position. Assume it's magic. If a team signs a player for less money than slot at a given position, that money is available to pay more in later rounds. After the first 10 rounds, any bonus $100k or less is considered slot. Above that and the bonus is subtracted from the slot pool. There is a good discussion of how this can work here.
  6. 2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I fear the Tigers may have peaked too early.
  7. Screw Equifax

    They already have your SS# etc,, so you really can't give them anything they don't already know. I've been trying all week to freeze my credit. I got Experian to do it, but the others claim they're still swamped. Very frustrating.
  8. With our current rotation, isn't Boyd the ace?
  9. My apartment burned down today

    Glad to see you two are safe. As I recall, you're not a youngster anymore. Moving is a bit more difficult than it once was.
  10. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    And it was another 23 years before they were in the WS again.
  11. Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    I haven't read the entire thread but I am assuming no one brought up the need for the Tigers to be winners before I die. I'm 72, if they return to competitiveness in the early 20s, I'm probably good. Beyond that I'll need to be lucky. The gap between 1987 and 2006 puts our next good team in 2034. 2006-1987+2015=2034. Not acceptable. It really is all about me.
  12. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    I am appalled people regard having a normal sex life as a luxury. We're talking military, so the ED sufferers are relatively young men. If ED had happened to me at that age I would have been devastated. Viagra is expensive, and beyond the means of an enlisted soldier.
  13. The Great Eclipse of August 21, 2017

    Thank you for that. It never gets old.
  14. The Great Eclipse of August 21, 2017

    Wow. The moon began to block the sun at 9:05, and full, or almost full at my location, occlusion occurred at 10:18. For the first hour or so, you couldn't see much difference in the light. During the final few minutes, the effect was dramatic. It also got noticeably colder. Interested to hear Bert's take.
  15. The Great Eclipse of August 21, 2017

    I'm in the Willamette Valley, about 90 miles east of the coast and it's crystal clear. It's eerily quiet here in the suburbs. The birds have all found mates this time of the year, and all the normal racket of yard equipment is absent. What I do hear is lots of private planes in the sky. The sun has a small bite taken out of the upper right corner right now. It's time for the show to start.
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