Jeff Wolfe's Weblog

Saturday, July 26, 2003

ACRONYM OF THE DAY - The tech community tends to turn everything into an acronym. For example, Slashdot stories tend to include a disclaimer when they link to New York Times stories that say the NYT requires free registration. After a while, it became a parenthetical (Free Registration Required, yadda yadda yadda). Now, that has been reduced to (FRRYYY).

Tuesday, July 01, 2003

WHY THE FANS VOTE - Why is it that so many sportswriters seem to think that baseball's All Star Game should be the All Who-has-the-best-statistics-in-the-first-half-of-the-season Game? Sure, the fans sometimes pick players past their prime, but there's no denying that player's picked this way are "stars," in the sense that they're well known and popular. Of course, individual fans often vote for their hometown players, but that tends to balance itself out, for the most part. Really, though, how can anyone seriously believe "Ichiro Suzuki didn't deserve to be in the starting three a month ago, but after a .400 June, he's worked his way in"? Ichiro is Ichiro, regardless of whether or not he's slumping in June.