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BTRTN Considers the Hall of Fame Ballots for "Early Baseball Era" and "Golden Days Era" Candidates

Perhaps you want a break from COVID, politics and the major league baseball lockout? You've come to the right place! Two MLB Hall of Fame ballots are being considered today, with the official announcement of any new honorees tonight. Here is BTRTN's assessment of the two ballots, which focus on players (or managers) from earlier eras (before 1950, and 1950-1969), who may have been overlooked in the annual Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) ballot over the years.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/12/btrtn-considers-hall-of-fame-ballots.html

BTRTN Considers the Hall of Fame Ballots for "Early Baseball Era" and "Golden Days Era" Candidates

Perhaps you want a break from COVID, politics and the major league baseball lockout? You've come to the right place! Two MLB Hall of Fame ballots are being considered today, with the official announcement of any new honorees tonight. Here is BTRTN's assessment of the two ballots, which focus on players (or managers) from earlier eras (before 1950, and 1950-1969), who may have been overlooked in the annual Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) ballot over the years.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/12/btrtn-considers-hall-of-fame-ballots.html

BTRTN Considers the Hall of Fame Ballots for "Early Baseball Era" and "Golden Days Era" Candidates

Perhaps you want a break from COVID, politics and the major league baseball lockout? You've come to the right place! Two MLB Hall of Fame ballots are being considered today, with the official announcement of any new honorees tonight. Here is BTRTN's assessment of the two ballots, which focus on players (or managers) from earlier eras (before 1950, and 1950-1969), who may have been overlooked in the annual Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) ballot over the years.

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/12/btrtn-considers-hall-of-fame-ballots.html

BTRTN Election Prediction: When a Split Verdict in VA and NJ (Bad Enough) is Really a Double Loss

"This is an “off off year” election, meaning, as in all odd-numbered years, there are no congressional elections (apart, perhaps, from special elections caused by death or resignation) and no presidential election. But there are gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey that are critical on many levels.

There has been a decade-plus-long trend toward the nationalization of local elections, amply evidenced by the decline of “ticket splitting,” that is, voting for different parties in different races in the same election cycle. That means that off-cycle elections such as these two can serve as barometers of national trends. And certainly these two elections will serve as a referendum on Joe Biden’s brief presidency, no matter how hard the Democrats try to lash their Republican challengers to Donald Trump.

As such, political observers will be watching two sets of numbers – not only who wins, but also how the margin compares to Biden’s margin of victory in the two states in last year’s election. The expected decline will give a rough gauge of how far the country has shifted from blue to red, given Biden’s well-documented troubles.
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Read on....
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/11/btrtn-election-prediction-when-split.html

BTRTN Election Prediction: When a Split Verdict in VA and NJ (Bad Enough) is Really a Double Loss

"This is an “off off year” election, meaning, as in all odd-numbered years, there are no congressional elections (apart, perhaps, from special elections caused by death or resignation) and no presidential election. But there are gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey that are critical on many levels.

There has been a decade-plus-long trend toward the nationalization of local elections, amply evidenced by the decline of “ticket splitting,” that is, voting for different parties in different races in the same election cycle. That means that off-cycle elections such as these two can serve as barometers of national trends. And certainly these two elections will serve as a referendum on Joe Biden’s brief presidency, no matter how hard the Democrats try to lash their Republican challengers to Donald Trump.

As such, political observers will be watching two sets of numbers – not only who wins, but also how the margin compares to Biden’s margin of victory in the two states in last year’s election. The expected decline will give a rough gauge of how far the country has shifted from blue to red, given Biden’s well-documented troubles.
"

Read on....
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/11/btrtn-election-prediction-when-split.html

BTRTN Election Prediction: When a Split Verdict in VA and NJ (Bad Enough) is Really a Double Loss

"This is an “off off year” election, meaning, as in all odd-numbered years, there are no congressional elections (apart, perhaps, from special elections caused by death or resignation) and no presidential election. But there are gubernatorial races in Virginia and New Jersey that are critical on many levels.

There has been a decade-plus-long trend toward the nationalization of local elections, amply evidenced by the decline of “ticket splitting,” that is, voting for different parties in different races in the same election cycle. That means that off-cycle elections such as these two can serve as barometers of national trends. And certainly these two elections will serve as a referendum on Joe Biden’s brief presidency, no matter how hard the Democrats try to lash their Republican challengers to Donald Trump.

As such, political observers will be watching two sets of numbers – not only who wins, but also how the margin compares to Biden’s margin of victory in the two states in last year’s election. The expected decline will give a rough gauge of how far the country has shifted from blue to red, given Biden’s well-documented troubles.
"

Read on....
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/11/btrtn-election-prediction-when-split.html

BTRTN: Part 7, The Jeremy Lin Saga Continues: Basketball Takes a Back Seat

Latest installment in an annual series of articles about the basketball star....
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/10/btrtn-part-7-jeremy-lin-saga-continues.html

And now we come to this past year, perhaps the strangest and most wildly divergent of them all, a year in which, for a variety of reasons, basketball took a backseat. Never was there a year when Lin was more irrelevant on the basketball court – completing the COVID-suspended CBA season in the summer of 2020, and then, in 2021, toiling for a mere 9 games in the NBA’s G-League in a quixotic effort to return to the NBA – or more relevant off it, when he achieved global acclaim yet again, this time by embracing his status as a spokesperson for Asian-Americans in the wake of racist and violent acts against the AAPI community, a consequence of the COVID pandemic. Once again it was a year replete with even more extraordinary highs and the lowest of lows.

BTRTN: Part 7, The Jeremy Lin Saga Continues: Basketball Takes a Back Seat

Latest installment in an annual series of articles about the basketball star....
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/10/btrtn-part-7-jeremy-lin-saga-continues.html

And now we come to this past year, perhaps the strangest and most wildly divergent of them all, a year in which, for a variety of reasons, basketball took a backseat. Never was there a year when Lin was more irrelevant on the basketball court – completing the COVID-suspended CBA season in the summer of 2020, and then, in 2021, toiling for a mere 9 games in the NBA’s G-League in a quixotic effort to return to the NBA – or more relevant off it, when he achieved global acclaim yet again, this time by embracing his status as a spokesperson for Asian-Americans in the wake of racist and violent acts against the AAPI community, a consequence of the COVID pandemic. Once again it was a year replete with even more extraordinary highs and the lowest of lows.

BTRTN: Part 7, The Jeremy Lin Saga Continues: Basketball Takes a Back Seat

Latest installment in an annual series of articles about the basketball star....
http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/10/btrtn-part-7-jeremy-lin-saga-continues.html

And now we come to this past year, perhaps the strangest and most wildly divergent of them all, a year in which, for a variety of reasons, basketball took a backseat. Never was there a year when Lin was more irrelevant on the basketball court – completing the COVID-suspended CBA season in the summer of 2020, and then, in 2021, toiling for a mere 9 games in the NBA’s G-League in a quixotic effort to return to the NBA – or more relevant off it, when he achieved global acclaim yet again, this time by embracing his status as a spokesperson for Asian-Americans in the wake of racist and violent acts against the AAPI community, a consequence of the COVID pandemic. Once again it was a year replete with even more extraordinary highs and the lowest of lows.

BTRTN: Biden Battles to Avoid Dreaded "B" Word

Born To Run The Numbers on how the Biden administration's recent string of setbacks invites the invoking of the one word that must not be uttered: "beleaguered."

http://www.borntorunthenumbers.com/2021/10/btrtn-biden-battles-to-avoid-dreaded-b.html

Excerpts: "It is a word that conjures up images of LBJ after Tet, Carter and the botched hostage rescue attempt, and George W. Bush after Katrina. And while those singular events may have triggered the label, each were a culmination of sorts, the crushing blow in a series of disasters. It is the kiss of death for an administration – note the single-term fates of the three presidents mentioned above -- a term that implies not only incompetence but also the sense of being overwhelmed by events, and ill-suited to manage them...
"Biden is not quite at 'beleaguered' yet. But he and his administration are certainly in a bad stretch, which began with the messy Afghanistan pull-out and continued with the revelation that the revenge attack against ISIS-K instead killed an innocent family; the apparently needless blindsiding of France in an arms deal with the UK and Australia; a Haitian migrant crush under a bridge in Texas; the persistence of COVID, where the corner has yet to be turned and confusion still reigns amongst policy guidance emanating from the FDA, CDC and the Administration; and then the current hot button, the legislative pile-up of 'hard' and 'soft' infrastructure legislation, an epic budget resolution (now resolved) and an economy-threatening impasse on raising the debt ceiling...
"The problem with these issues – apart from the substance – is that each undercuts one of Biden’s supposed core strengths ...
"But the question is, can Biden, the LBJ-wannabe, display the skills required to get it all through, a la the 'Master of the Senate' himself? To avoid that "B' word, it is surely time for Biden to start tugging on some lapels."
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