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Having some dim recollection of this USA Today article, but not remembering that it was I who started this thread, I began today to wonder whether any publication had endeavored to "connect the dots," so to speak, given the Rockies' remarkable end-of-the-season and playoff run.

Turns out The Independent has taken a rather clumsy stab at it -- including comparing Matt Holliday to Diego Maradona, and pulling quotes from team executives out of last year's USA Today article into the present-day context.

Let's Carl the whole thing Orff!

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It's big. It's fat. It's Greek.

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That last quote in the Indie article about character kills me. That the Rockies have the most character of any team right now. Reminds me of whaty George Will said a few weeks ago on ABC's This Week, concerning "values voters". "The arrogance of these people! I have news for them, EVERYONE who votes is a values voter!"

"During the contest trial, the Coleman team presented evidence of a further 6500 absentees that it felt deserved to be included under the process that had produced the prior 933 [submitted by Franken, rk]. The three judges finally defined what constituted a 'legal' absentee ballot. Countable ballots, for instance, had to contain the signature of the voter, complete registration information, and proper witness credentials.

But the panel only applied the standards going forward, severely reducing the universe of additional basentees the Coleman team could hope to have included. In the end, the three judges allowed about 350 additional absentees to be counted. The panel also did nothing about the hundreds, possibly thousands, of absentees that have already been legally included, yet are now 'illegal' according to the panel's own ex-post definition."

The Wall Street Journal editorial, April 18, 2009 concerning the Franken Coleman decision in the Minnesota U.S. Senate race of 2008.

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