Found August 08, 2012 on Fangraphs:
Table of Contents Here’s a table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes. 1. On Sliders and the Usage of Said 2. Notable Games (Including MLB.TV Free Game) 3. Today’s Complete Schedule   On Sliders and the Usage of Said Regarding Why I’m Writing About This In an effort to embody the spirit...
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