It grew to levels we couldn’t even imagine when it launched. I was contacting basically every blog’s emails to give them my hand. The Yankees trailed the Tigers two games to none in the ALCS and Derek Jeter broke his ankle in Game One. Keep following me on twitter @ktsharp for all my Yankees stats and analysis the rest of the season and more details on the future of Yankeemetrics. Nasty weather delayed the event for about 30 minutes, which eventually kicked off in front of 25,000 fans at Raymond James Stadium. Contemplating the end of RAB, I thought of its origins. I hoped this little spur of the moment project back in the day would help us take pulse of the fanbase, and I think it’s done that quite well. I can feel it in my code!Vanellope to Ralph Vanellope von Schweetz is the deuteragonist of Disney's 2012 animated feature film, Wreck-It Ralph and its 2018 sequel. I was a reader before I was a writer. I wouldn’t change RAB’s approach over the last 12 seasons for the world, but if we all knew then what we knew now, many of us would think twice about that Moneyball approach (and we sure as hell would’ve traded the Big Three). © 2021 EHM PRODUCTIONS,INC. Evolution 41m. All of you who found us over the years. Alex Rodriguez needing hip surgery, Mark Teahen trade rumors, and CC Sabathia’s and A.J. That’s easy enough. Ashley and his wife posted the video message Dwayne sent to them just days after they got the heart-wrenching prognosis for their baby girl, Azaylia. Lamb of God (sometimes abbreviated as LoG) is an American heavy metal band from Richmond, Virginia.Formed in 1994 as Burn the Priest, the group consists of bassist John Campbell, vocalist Randy Blythe, guitarists Mark Morton and Willie Adler, and drummer Art Cruz.The band is considered a significant member of the New Wave of American Heavy Metal movement. River Ave. Blues is what I had going…. Two weeks later Ben and I still hadn’t made a decision, but we’d talked more about setting off on our own. Say, by March 1. Fan confidence actually increased from 8.01 to 8.48 following the Lee non-trade. As the season played out and reality set in, fan confidence dipped and eventually bottomed out at 3.06 on September 23rd, 2013. The week-to-week noise is inevitable. Try a little of everything and see what you like. John recruits an unlikely partner to help hunt down a secret audio signal intercepted by the ship. 30 PA) in that span. Since 2017 (through Saturday), he was 13-for-29 with 29 RBI and just two strikeouts in 32 plate appearances, and his .448 bases-loaded batting average was the fourth-best in MLB (min. I am leaning toward Wednesday being thoughts post day. I was in high school at the time and had no idea what I was going to do with my life, so I never really saw myself ever writing for the site. The "Superman" stud introduced GF Natalie Viscuso to his followers, although a bunch of you probably know her already. ), then, in one fell swoop, the Yankees added a high-upside youngster and a quality veteran on a one-year contract. Our sources say a live audience participated in the reunion, but it appeared they were mostly union extras, COVID screened and hired for the gig. Jeni's said it was only making 10,000 pints, which apparently turned out to be way too few to satisfy everyone's appetite ... and technical difficulties didn't help either. I’m sad the site is shutting down but I also know it’s time. I think about the fans and readers who have written to us lately talking about how we expanded their baseball horizons and their love and appreciate for the game. TMZ broke the story ... Braunwyn and Kris were all over each other during a WeHo lunch date in November, not long after she came out. Rodrigo catapulted to the top of the charts with the single earlier this year ... but just learned one of the harsh realities of driving in Los Angeles and just about every other big city -- no matter how hard you try -- eventually, you're gonna get hit with a parking violation. Gleyber Torres and Gary Sanchez put an exclamation point on the win with a pair of homers in the third and sixth innings. He was Sowers’ teammate at Princeton and … As you probably know ... Cobain died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound April 5, 1994. He said, “Maryland, huh?” We had a little conversation about DC area, the winter weather, the Yankees, etc. No one pushed me to be better more than you folks though. A series loss to the Mets. You're tellin' us!!! We’ve added writers over the years to reduce my workload and also to bring different perspectives to the site, and I felt the same way. Writing for RAB was a trip – I got a lot of the “real life work experience” moments through my first several blog posts. Swizz says X's purpose in life was to comfort people, despite his own, unrelenting pain. And so it began. ", "You're gonna see a lot of new generation coming from his team. And so I close the RAB chapter of my life with some gratitude: Dad for basically everything: my Yankee fandom, encouragement of my writing pursuits, and constant readership. I would recognize that face from just about anywhere. I’ve set up a $3 per month Patreon page called RAB Thoughts. Given how well the Yankees have played the last two weeks or so, I would’ve expected fan confidence to rise as the Yankees got healthy. On February 20, Mike kicked it all off. As you all know by now ... J Lo and A-Rod hit a rough patch recently, seemingly calling off their engagement for a nanosecond and then saying they're working through things. Chantel's mom said after the verdict, "At least my daughter will be taken care of. after the breakup story broke ... and it seemed like they were patching things up. Onze villa's en boerderijen zijn de mooiste selectie van vakantiehuizen in Toscane. Today, I can see how baseball writers helped drive a hidden search for value, how we all helped shift understanding of the game, and how we had a role, even if slight, in whatever labor battles loom. It's a show about rich kids and their birthday parties. I hope you are having a nice day. I felt like a pitcher who just got called up from minors who was too amped up to find a strike zone. And as we go gently into that good night, just remember the 2-2 pitch to Tino was a ball and no, I’m still not going to eat the hat. We’re all younger than that now. Fan confidence jumped from 7.06 to 8.41. It’s been awhile since I wrote on this website. When we started RAB, the general tenor of online baseball writing focused around doing a better job. You’ll get an email each time a post goes live. And I think about how we did it. Happ delivered his best start of the season (7 IP, 0 runs, 5 hits, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts), a performance that earned him his first win and our Obscure Yankeemetric of the Series: He joined Randy Johnson as the only Yankee lefthanders to pitch at least seven shutout innings, give up no more than five hits and walk zero batters in an Interleague game. April 27: The Kraken is unleashed We're told Braunwyn and Kris, who met on a dating app, remain friends and their relationship didn't end abruptly ... it was a typical end to any relationship that simply runs its course. ", And there's this ... Swizz says DMZ never sold out, not even close -- "Everybody threw millions of dollars. The Yankees got back in the win column on Friday night as they continued their road trip up the west coast to San Francisco and won their season-opening Interleague matchup, 7-3. While I was soaking it all in in the Yankee Stadium hallways, all by myself, I saw Brian Cashman walking from a distance. I took one sports writing class – and I did pretty okay in it – but my connection to the industry was pretty lacking. And Swizz ends by saying he's comforted to know DMX's pain is gone forever and he's at peace. It’s more out-of-the-box than Pinstripe Something or Bronx Anything. If this farewell doesn’t seem very emotional, it’s because I moved on long ago. Get exclusive access to the latest stories, photos, and video as only TMZ can. Fan confidence very rarely dipped below 7.00 from 2009-12. It was also his 59th longball since his first full season in 2017, five more than any other major-league catcher in that span. Cashman, who also went to a school in Washington, DC area (Catholic University of America), saw that. Learn about GM’s rich history and dedication to innovation, inclusion, sustainability and safety. Thanks for stopping by. Sanchez had only one hit in this game but it was a HUGE one – literally and on the scoreboard. ", The neighbor, who's from New York, had a tinge of sarcasm when he wrote, "You should know that you are visiting a community where no one is a threat to you, or anyone else that visits us.". Now that Khabib has retired from MMA, the big question everyone is asking ... what’s he gonna do next? It’s obviously a weighty praise especially given the context. The injuries stink, but I’m glad we’re going out on a high note with a talented young homegrown core. At some point, I got Jay Gordon’s attention and wrote about a few Korean players for River Avenue Blues. Now the Yankees were struggling to give their fans reason to get back up to that level. Interrogating us, blocking our street with five or six SUV's. With no more RAB, people want to know where to go next, so I figured it was worth putting together this “guide to life after RAB” post. 8. James Paxton ‘only’ struck out eight batters but still was solid in holding the Giants to five hits and three runs. We still love the Yanks, warts, frustrations, injuries and all; it’s just time to love the Yankees as fans again. By the middle of 2016, fans were as consistently low on the Yankees as at any point in Fan Confidence Poll history. This was not the plan, but here I am. Fan confidence slipped as last season progressed because the Red Sox ran away with the AL East, and it has slipped again early this year because there are so many injuries. Joe’s writing slowed down with the birth of his daughter. ", Swizz says he cried 50 times before delivering his message ... a message to a man who was a true humanitarian. Ben and I both started new jobs in the second half of 2006 and were posting less frequently than we had previously. We wanted Minor League content too and invited Mike along for the ride. The Yankees won their second in row on Saturday, 6-4, thanks to the big bat of Gary Sanchez and the stellar arm of J.A. In those three weeks I’ve also been overwhelmed by folks asking where they can get their Yankees fix going forward. As Mike said, River Avenue Blues lived about a billion years old for blog standards, and it would not have been possible without the love of everyone – especially you, the readers – involved. The Yankees provide great subject matter and a dedicated fan base, and that made RAB all the more fun. But that passion faded years ago, as anyone who’s been reading since the early days can tell you. @KidCudi all about love and suicide prevention and awareness!!! A source close to Vin tells TMZ, the actor's been going to the DR for 20 years, and he's gotten along great with everyone. — Lindsey Adler (@lindseyadler) April 8, 2021 He looks hilariously excited about this. The Yankees beat the Orioles in Game Five of the ALDS and fan confidence sat at 7.98. JP, Steve H, James K, Stephen, Brock, Hannah, Larry, Moshe, Jamie, Eric, Matt W, Katie, Betsy, Sung-Min, Steven, Dom, Matt I, Bob, Ashley, Derek, and countless infrequent contributors for helping us maintain our high standards for content both in quantity and quality. Our website issues have lasted longer than expected, but we are working on it and will let you know via email and social media when we’re back up and running. The neighbor next door says the last straw was this Easter, when the guards blocked pedestrians and traffic so Vin and his kids could bicycle. Posts like this. (7) Despite a plethora of injuries, a good start to the season had fan confidence on the rise early in 2013. River Avenue Blues was my main reading spot for Yankees information along with LoHud Yankees Blog. The emerald-cut ring with a massive diamond was MIA. Yankee fans are lucky that there isn’t exactly a shortage of Yankees contents around the web, but I can’t help but feel like it will leave a huge void in my mind knowing that there won’t be any newer RAB posts starting April 30. And in that span, they also put three players on the IL — Greg Bird, Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier — while getting one player back (Gary Sanchez). Eventually I became credentialed — I am forever grateful to Marc Carig for showing an overwhelmed blogger the ropes in a big league clubhouse (you can all Marc thank for talking me into keeping RAB alive as long as I did) — and now I’m in the BBWAA and halfway to a Hall of Fame vote. Part of me is sad to see RAB go and the rest of me is excited to figure out what’s next. The Yankees dropped two of three in Citi Field to a pretty mediocre Mets squad that weekend and fans were Mad Online. No doubt, authorities want to know how someone with his history was able to get his hands on an assault weapon. As more online analysts were hired by teams, that approach shifted from the Internet to the game before we knew it, and now teams are underpaying players while the game is based more on an all-or-nothing understanding underpinned by batted ball profiles more than anything else. They're probably going to dominate the UFC or MMA in general.". The statistical understanding of the game shifted from Bill James’ printed books to Baseball Prospectus’ annuals to daily WAR updates to wRC+ in the span of a barely a decade. INTER.NET NO CONTRACT RESIDENTIAL PHONE AND INTERNET SERVICE offering no contract Phone and Internet service so you can try something different and better with absolutely no risk or obligation for one low price. Later in the week I was enthralled by how many people actually visited the site: 252 unique visitors yesterday, 242 today, 405 total — not too shabby for the first two days in the office. While Braunwyn's seeing other women, she remains married to her husband, Sean Burke, and we're told they still have no plans to divorce after 20 years of marriage and 7 children together. I enjoy the snark and the short, snappy posts. Since the split, our sources say Braunwyn continues to date other women, but she's not in any committed relationships. Here is everything I could cobble together for the post-RAB world. Sources familiar with production tell us the reunion was shot over the span of 3 days at Warner Brothers Studios last week. Our Twitter account @RiverAveBlues will remain active though. Big trade? It wasn’t glamorous, but I would have been more than okay going that path. And because there can never be too many #LukeVoitFacts, we’ve got this for you to enjoy: He is the first Yankee with at least three hits and three RBI in a game against the Giants since Joe DiMaggio in Game 5 of the 1951 World Series. The Rock said, "Brother, I'm so sorry to hear this news. (2) Eyeballing it, I would’ve guessed that dip in mid-2010 was the Cliff Lee non-trade. Here’s an interactive Fan Confidence Graph and here’s an annotated version: (1) The absolute peak of the Fan Confidence Poll is, of course, the 2009 World Series. There are things I would change if we could go back and do it again — we were jerks to people unnecessarily in the early going, which I blame on youthful know-it-all-ness — but not that. So we gotta ask ... Jennifer Lopez is missing a ring worth nearly $2 mil, but it wasn't a jewelry heist ... it's actually a mystery surrounding her engagement to A-Rod. Will begins to suspect Adler is hiding something. (11) Last May 7th, fan confidence hit its highest point (8.71) since April 19th, 2010 (8.93). The more I wrote for RAB, the more I was enthralled with baseball writing. There has never been a moment — not once — where I felt like I deserved the recognition or praise that came my way for RAB. Filed Under: Administrative Stuff Tagged With: Fan Confidence. Torres’ blast was a two-run shot — 15 of his 29 career homers (52%) have come with men on base, a rate that is well above the MLB average of 39%. Your passion pushed me. In our shutdown post I said I was considering a mailing list/newsletter type thing with a weekly “thoughts” style post. Gary Sanchez arrived soon thereafter and went on a two-month assault of American League pitching. While a Dept. Paxton has quietly been excellent this season in doing the things a pitcher can control on the mound (excluding his defense behind him) — strikeouts, walks and homers. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. The movie's called "Shotgun Wedding," and speaking of ... where's her engagement ring? It was an awesome moment and tribute and the messaging is multi-layered. Mike, our Energizer bunny, kept going and going and going, but when a passion project isn’t a passion any longer, it’s time to hang up. I never expected RAB to become what it did or last as long as it did or lead to where it did, and I feel I played only a small part in that. His family was never for sale. Production took things inside as well ... using the show's old stage to film parts of the reunion as well. Read up on the Yankees multiple times daily. RAB came of age at a time when the volume of data about baseball was readily available and increasing dramatically. The other? Adler joins to share her experience covering baseball during a pandemic By Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker Mar 15, 2021, 6:31pm EDT But RAB people have been very gracious – they always had my back, they allowed me to improve by my own and most importantly, they never hesitated to give me a confidence boost. Even though I never met most of you, you were part of my life for 12 years, and you helped me get to where I am today. I’d actually like to get Mike A. on board…. I’ve decided to go through with the once-a-week thoughts posts. That came a few weeks later. Flashforward to junior year in college, I declared journalism and *kind of* saw myself writing about baseball in future. RAB has led to some pretty cool things, including my current spot with CBS Sports. News Talk 980 CKNW | Vancouver's News. Vancouver's Talk. And we’ll end with a ridiculous fun note: Sanchez has eight homers in 15 games this season, an 86-homer pace over 162 games! At one point, they also had a presser at the Yankee Stadium. I’m not oblivious to the site’s success and to this day I have a hard time wrapping my head around it, but I don’t feel I’ve earned it. ADLER Werbegeschenke entstand 1949 unter dem Namen „Myron“ als Familienunternehmen in New York City. As beloved as Dolly is, nobody was desperate enough for the Strawberry Pretzel Pie to shell out that kinda dough for ice cream in the mail (delivered on dry ice) ... but that didn't stop people from trying to hook a buyer. She was featured on "Super Sweet 16" back in 2005. I’m going to let you all in on a little secret. I’ll see how it goes. It’s come close a few times, but fan confidence never again reached 9.00 after the 2009 World Series hangover faded away. So did all the other baseball bloggers out there, Yankees or otherwise, though they may not know it. I have friends for life because of RAB. And Swizz says there's a reason ... "He took everybody's pain and made it his. More demanding, but also more fun. Also, Fan confidence dropped only slightly (6.99 to 6.67) when Lee signed with the Phillies that winter. Beyond the ins and outs of the Yanks’ rocky 2010s, we’ve all been through a lot together – job changes, career changes, grad school, weddings, births. Vin Diesel has a security problem ... with his neighbors, who say the actor's security team act like they own the hood. Her doctors say her life expectancy, at best, is 55. You’ve seen plenty of them even if you haven’t been reading RAB all that long. That's how much pain my brother had everyday ...He would win an award an American Music Award, you name it and didn’t understand why he deserved it because he knew and he felt that other people deserved it more than him. This site was a community: where anyone could come in and get their daily dose of the New York Yankees. Paramedics from MedicWest Ambulance were on-site and attempted to help Chantel, who appeared in "The Butterfly Effect 3: Revelations" and "Hollow Walls." After Friday’s start — among pitchers with at least 25 innings pitched — he led the AL in FIP (2.24), ranked third in strikeout rate (36.2%), was third in Strikeout-to-Walk ratio (5.1), and had allowed only three homers in 34 2/3 innings. As RAB closes shop today, I personally wanted to thank everyone for their tremendous support of this website and my writing over the past four-plus years. At that point it was all technical: how quickly could we buy web hosting, set up the site, and start publishing? "He’ll go there and he’ll smash John Cena’s face. What I want to emphasize here more is how a website created by fan bloggers – out of labor of love, nonetheless – became so developed and established enough to get first-hand praise from the general manager of the New York Yankees, earn a commercial spot at the YES Network, get funding to pay the writers, etc. The singer posted a photo of her ticket with the caption, "Damn, this driving s**t ain't all fun and games." Chantel is now 35. The problem ... the paramedics did not have IV epinephrine, an adrenaline treatment, which Nevada law requires paramedics to have on hand. In January 2017, the Yankees were doing the “Winter Warm-Up” series to introduce newer players to the fanbase through sandwich workshops, surprising ticketholders, going to museums, etc. Real Yankees fans know that they can find the best commentary, analysis, and community at River Ave. Blues. A few hours later in the same email thread, a name was born. Also, the Yankees were 3-10 in their previous 13 games at the time, and fan angst was on the rise. Take a really good look at the photo above and use the clues here to see if you can uncover the mystery as to which celeb has been hiding in this warped photo. As a result, fan confidence was at its lowest point during the RAB era. It grew and it grew and it grew. From Ronda Rousey to Ken Shamrock to Bobby Lashley and more. The launch of Dolly Parton's new ice cream flavor had folks screaming for a scoop, but not quite enough to drop a grand on it ... despite the efforts of online hucksters. As Cueva stepped out of the truck, Jarrott couldn't see him lift an AR-15-style rifle ... which he unloaded at the officer as they got to the back of the truck. I had dreamed of being a part of the press corp at the Yankee Stadium someday and it was happening. The answer was just over two weeks. (3) The big sudden dip in 2011 (7.42 to 5.43) is one of the largest week-to-week drops in Fan Confidence Poll history and it was because the Yankees lost five in a row the previous week, including getting swept by the Red Sox over the weekend. 'Friends' fans tuning in to the upcoming reunion special won't just see some familiar faces, they'll see familiar places too ... including the famous water fountain and original set. Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote over the years, even the trolls who voted “one” each week. SGE kompakt SGE kompakt: Erneute Absagen bei Bobic-Nachfolge? Thank you for reading, thank you for the thank yous and the stories about what RAB meant to you, and thank you for pushing me to make RAB the best it could possibly be. "Let’s be real, [if] any of these soft steroid freaks wanted to go ahead and have a wrestling match with Khabib and they wanna get beat up for real, they know who they need to call," Ali tells us. ", As for Henry, he posted a pic of them going at it in a game of chess, with the caption, "This is me looking quietly confident shortly before my beautiful and brilliant love Natalie, destroys me at chess.". Some of those actually sold. Cudi also performed "Sad People," and for that, he wore a white, spaghetti-strapped floral dress ... check it out -- it's a spitting image pattern of Cobain's. When we launched RAB, it started as a passion project, and I did my best to keep up with Joe and Ben. This sucks. Swizz Beatz eulogized his old friend and music partner DMX ... saying he lived to help others and made their pain his. I couldn’t keep up with posting after law school ended and my current career began. I got hired by FanGraphs, I joined Baseball Prospectus to occasionally write about Korean baseball, I contributed for The Athletic, etc. We started out as business partners and became fast friends, adding Jay a few years in to keep everything humming smoothly. At that stage in the evolution of blogging everyone read everyone else’s blogs, so we were all familiar with each other’s work. Stopping residents while walking when you ride your bicycle. Police eventually tracked him down on the highway, using a PIT maneuver to spin his truck. Kid Cudi paid homage to the later rocker Kurt Cobain -- who died almost 27 years ago to the day -- by wearing a dress almost identical to one worn by the Nirvana frontman. The following week it was at 9.25. It feels presumptuous (who made me bloglord? She lost oxygen for a period of time, which ultimately devastated her body. Here's what's going down -- the country music legend teamed up with Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams to create her very own flavor, Strawberry Pretzel Pie, and it created pandemonium this week ... both on Jeni's website and at its actual store locations. For now, the first post will be Wednesday, May 8th. That was not a good week. He was 27. The family of an aspiring actress just received a whopping $29.5 million verdict, after the woman became a quadriplegic after suffering a severe allergic reaction and not getting proper care from paramedics. The "Witcher" star has been linked in the past to Lucy Cork, Tara King and Kaley Cuoco. I ended up switching to broadcast journalism and took up internships in sports radio and television. But boy did y’all keep us motivated. She is a young, sharp-tongued racer that originates from the candy-themed racing game, Sugar Rush. pic.twitter.com/m4DOUC5eFF. I can’t exactly pinpoint when I started to read RAB, but it was around 2007 or 2008. Fan confidence steadily climbed starting with the 2016 trade deadline and continuing through the 2017 season and into early 2018. But now, the ring's the thing. Ashley -- who was a UK soccer player before joining MTV's hit reality series -- and his girlfriend announced last week little Azaylia was battling leukemia and had tumors on several of her organs. It is essentially a measurement of fans falling in love with Aaron Judge, Luis Severino, and all the other youngsters. Luke Voit paced the offense with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, the third time in the last four games he’s had three hits. Happ. Starting goal keeper Mike Adler came in from Saint Joseph’s, while Phil Robertson augmented the attack-unit. There has always been a lot of week-to-week noise in the Fan Confidence Poll. He has created hit after hit with artists such as Cardi B, Drake, Jennifer Lopez, and so many more! I think about the playoff games at Bleecker Heights Tavern, a World Series championship at Blondies, and I think about the babies born, the weddings, the parties, the games in the Bronx.
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