This move today was so "non-Hendry" it's ridiculous ... and highly encouraging.
This is something that I just don't understand. If there was one thing Hendry was good at was trading over-valued players and getting a good return. Yes, he made some bad moves in FA. yes, some of the contracts given to players turned out to be terrible. Yes, he had to great of connection to many of the players we drafted. However, to give the guy zero credit for the good things is one thing that really bugs me.
The Marshall trade is almost exactly like the DeRosa trade.
I gotta disagree. When it came to Hendry, the DeRosa deal was the exception, not the rule. He was good at acquiring ML talent for marginal minor leaguers, but almost all of his "sell" deals were crap. Lilly netted crap. Maddux netted crap. Lee netted crap. I could go on. I know that's how a lot of sell deals play out, but Hendry's seemed worse than most.
I hope you guys know - from me - how important you are to the site. It doesn't matter how "big" the site gets (I don't have visions of an empire, just a sustainable site that pays me a modest salary - it's getting close (which is a testament to just how hard to is to earn a living by blogging (which is not a compliment to myself, by the way - my timing was very, very lucky))). I'm grateful for the smart, cool folks like you all. Even just as friends.
That whole process was such a fiasco - I don't care how they try to spin it. Cherington picked the guy he wanted, and was overruled. Then, the real bosses picked the guy they wanted, who wasn't even on Cherington's list.
It uses nanotubes to create an underwater mirage. The nanotubes heats up to a high degree and transfers the heat to the surrounding area. The high temp gradient causes the light waves to bend around the area. Concealing what is behind.
Not much different than a mirage you might see on a hot day coming from the road in front of you.
Ok, smart guy, serious and related question: when I see that puddle of water up ahead in the road on hot days, and it isn't actually there, why can I see a reflection in it? Like, if it isn't actually water (which it isn't), how is it - from a physics perspective - that I can see a reflection of cars up ahead in the "water"?
The researchers found that it works best under water. A typical mirage ,if I'm not mistaken, occurs when the temperature near the surface is hotter than the air above. this causes the light to be bent up. The viewer is actually seeing a reflection from the sky and our eyes perceive this to be a more common occurrence (pool of water).
With the nanotubes they are able to do this over the entire optical range.
Ok, so it's like the light is bending in a V shape (from my eye to the ground back up to the car I see "in the water"). That's crazy. And cool.
No problem Brett... so interesting topic i heard today on espn radio.. What your take on if the Red Sox do finish out this collapse and then the cubs COULD have the possiblity of getting Theo, and Terry Francona from the SOX! I will gladly take both of them going into next year! Your thought on that a the likelyhood that could possibly happen?
Obviously the likelihood goes up if the Red Sox actually do complete the collapse. I'd still put it at something less than 20%, but it would be, at that point, an actual, legitimate possibility.
Minor league coverage would absolutely be great - not just games, but studio shows on the minor league teams and prospects.
There's only so much yammering you can do about the big league club.
If I may be so self-interested, they should also consider a blogger's roundtable type show; or even a solely blog-produced show. It's not like I think I'm the shit, but blogs like BN are successful for a reason. Why not tap into that in the television medium?