Category Archives: The On Deck Circle

What’s My Age Again? On a two-decade relationship with blink-182

My tenth grade girlfriend burnt my blink-182 t-shirt.

This, of course, sounds patently ridiculous. Not only is the idea of a broken-hearted 16-year-old setting an ex’s clothing aflame beyond cliché, it’s also just hard to imagine anyone deciding on a goofy-rabbitted blink-182 shirt, of all merchandise, to set fire to, even in effigy. Of all the angsty bands I have and continue to listen to, blink – particularly pre-self-titled blink – seems an ill-advised avatar. After all, who takes blink-182, a band that became unthinkably popular while refusing to take themselves as such, that seriously?

As it turns out, I do.

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22 years later, thoughts on the Blue Jays’ ALDS roster

Title: 22 years later, thoughts on the Blue Jays’ ALDS roster
Date: October 4, 2015
Synopsis: This article broke down the three primary decisions facing the Toronto Blue Jays for their playoff (!!) roster.
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Mark Buehrle deserved start, deserved a better ending

Title: Mark Buehrle deserved start, deserved a better ending
Date: October 4, 2015
Synopsis: This article shed a tear for Mark Buehrle following his final start as a Blue Jay, 1.1 innings shy of a major milestone.
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Bad Early-Season Swings And Who’s Coaxing Them

Title: Bad Early-Season Swings And Who’s Coaxing Them
Date: April 24, 2014
Synopsis: This was originally supposed to be a Fangraphs post but contained a bit of overlap with something someone else was working on, so I posted it here instead. The GIFs are worth it.
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Anxiety and twitter

Title: Anxiety and twitter
Date: January 28, 2014
Synopsis: I wrote a bit about my issues with generalized anxiety disorder and how social media can make it far worse.
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Are The Sedins Really That Sheltered?

Title: Are The Sedins Really That Sheltered?
Date: June 26, 2013
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: Originally crafted for Canucks Army, this piece toyed out loud with an xCorsi measure to predict NHL player possession performance. They didn’t want to run it until it was more fine tuned, so I threw it up on The ODC until the kinks are worked out.
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Rudy Gay Trade – E-Mail Exchange

Title: Rudy Gay Trade – E-Mail Exchange
Date: January 31, 2013
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: Following the Rudy Gay-to-Toronto trade, Trev Smith and I discussed the deal via an e-mail exchange.
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Royal Rumble E-Mail Exchange

Title: Royal Rumble E-Mail Exchange
Date: January 27, 2013
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: A friend and I did an e-mail exchange discussing the WWE’s Royal Rumble pay-per-view and brainstorming potential “fantasy booking” scenarios that could come from the fall-out.
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Vancouver Set to Become Portland

Title: Vancouver Set to Become Portland
Date: January 16, 2013
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: A fake, Onion News-style article on Vancouver City Council voting to become Portland.
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Fantasy Football – Final Full-Season Rankings

Title: Fantasy Football – Final Full-Season Rankings
Date: September 7, 2012
Original Source: The On Deck Circle
Synopsis: This was hardly an article, but I wanted to post my 2012 full season fantasy football rankings, hoping that a strong track record could help me with finding future writing opportunities in the fantasy realm.
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