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Posted on December 30 at 8:28 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I was waiting for both of these movies to show up at the Schenectady Bowtie. Of course hell would freeze over first.

From: Watching “Birdman” and “Whiplash”

Posted on August 25 at 7:36 a.m. (Suggest removal)

They asked this guy to pitch after playing 17 innings in the outfield?!

From: Schenectady High School grad Wells suffers loss in Phillies' 12-7 setback to Diamondbacks in 18 innings

Posted on December 14 at 11:11 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Indeed, the editorial mistakenly referred to the targeted school as Iroquois on second reference. It should have been Van Antwerp. - Joe Slomka, deputy opinion editor

From: Sometimes, school closings can't be helped

Posted on October 17 at 2:53 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Swim the extra TWO laps and have a REAL beer, Jeff.

From: Miller 64, People 0

Posted on September 19 at 2:55 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Nice entry, Jeff. Years ago, I joined the Roxbury Organic Farm CSA (community-supported agriculture) in Kinderhook. You basically buy a share of the operation up-front ($540 per year), and leave the hard work to the professional farmer who runs the place. Starting in about mid-June, you get a bundle of fresh produce delivered to your neighborhood every week. It's enough to break your arm, it's so heavy. (I share my share with a certain unnamed Gazette colleague, Art.) Real good quality stuff, good variety, even recipes for the unusual items, every week through Halloween. Then it's every 2 weeks with root veggies till mid-December. Last year was the only down year in the 10 since I've joined - Irene's floods rendered a lot of crops inedible. I still grow a few of my own herbs and tomatoes for kicks, but this takes care of Claudia's and my vegetable needs. You should check it out; they have a drop-off in Albany, too.

From: It Takes a Farmer

Posted on March 6 at 2:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You're right, Jeff. The idea of giving the series to the team with the most runs scored in two games is crazy.

From: Here’s the Pitch!

Posted on January 26 at 3:29 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I see your dad's point. There aren't too many players on the Patriots who "stink," which is why they've been able to use spare parts like Julian Edelman and Aaron Hernandez (well, he's definitely not their No. 1 TE) in unorthodox roles the past couple of weeks, mostly to good effect. So maybe a surprise play for dear old dad/Chad would be a good idea.

From: Secret weapon?

Posted on January 12 at 4:52 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree with all your picks, and your reasoning. But somethin' tells me at least one of 'em will be wrong.

From: NFL Divisional Playoff Picks

Posted on October 5 at 4:49 p.m. (Suggest removal)

You're right about the '04 Sox. They had some overpriced prima donnas (curt schilling more than derek lowe) but also some Beane-type "value" players like Bill Mueller, Whichever Cabrera they had playing shortstop, Mark Bellhorn, etc. Oh, and don't forget Kevin Millar, either.

From: Watching “Moneyball”

Posted on September 22 at 2:22 p.m. (Suggest removal)

For the record: It was Bard who got the loss Tuesday. Papelbon (who was only charged with the 7th run in a 7-5 loss) got a blown save. Two chokers cut out of the same cloth.

From: The unraveling of the Sox

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