An ace doesn't make the other guys in their rotation more productive pitchers, but a stud in the lineup makes others around him more productive hitters.
It's been a while since I seriously paid attention to MLB, but I seem to remember pitching match-ups used to be a pretty big deal. As in, managers would often manipulate the pitching rotation in order to have their ace face the ace of a competing club. And in a similar vein they might try and arrange it so they had their aces throwing when they played against better opposing teams. Now, this of course doesn't mean a pitcher would start consecutive games, but I always got the impression managers would look ahead in the schedule and start their pitchers strategically.
If this is true, doesn't it stand to reason the non-ace pitcher in the rotation have it easier and would potentially be more productive?
I'm not trying to get involved in the MVP debate, because while I actually agree that in most cases (Verlander inclusive) pitchers shouldn't be MVP's, I have no stats to back it up.
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They've definitely booked a lot of LOUD acts recently (deadmaufive, Skrillex, Bassnectar) which is a relatively new thing, and I was hoping they had made some upgrades, but that's too bad.
Makes me cringe a bit harder to part with $60 for this ticket, but fuck it, it's going to be an awesome show. And if by some how they absolutely suck at Coachella I'll have foresight on my side and sell the thing. For the record, I can't imagine this happening.
I'm still confused to why Cross is such a big deal to people. I have a hard time finding anything unique or interesting to the point of justifying all the praise it gets.
Nice. Couldn't let this one slip by unappreciated.
I just got my presale codes in the mail and realized what the dates could possibly mean for Coachella, but of course this news was already broken on here yesterday.
I love their first album, but agree that it was definitely over-amped by most. I also really like their second album and think that its poor reception is due to it being such a departure from what their first sounded like and what people expected. Much like MGMT's first vs. second albums. Cross was loaded with dance hits and AVD seems a little thin in that respect.
I saw them tour for Cross and they absolutely melted faces. No matter what you feel about AVD, if you like anything they've done at all I'm sure this will be a tour not to miss. Even if you're in Van and have to put up with the god awful PNE Forum. I haven't been there for a few years, though. Has anyone been more recently? The sound used to be horrendous and with the acoustics of that building I have a hard time believing it has improved much.
I game only on my PC. I just bought a new rig that crushes games on their highest settings. Funny thing is since buying it I've kinda got out of gaming for the time being, but I know I'll get back into it eventually. It comes in waves for me.
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