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Vegas Vacation – Part 1

By on Jun 17, 2011 in Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

I don’t know if there are words in the English language that will help me fully articulate just how much fun this week here in Vegas has been, but I shall try anyway.   After arriving on Sunday and spending way too much time in lines to get my rental car, I was finally able to make the trek to where I was staying. Since it wasn’t too far from the Collin and Katie‘s we ended up going to lunch and then Katie and I went shopping. Now, normally shopping is not something I’m a fan of (if it can’t be bought off Amazon I usually can’t be bothered) but this was shopping with a purpose. Katie had recently decided that she wanted to learn to golf and this trip was all about getting the “little” things that you don’t realize that you need: shoes, balls, tees, glove, etc. We managed to find a pair of shoes that Katie was happy with, fit well and were pink...

Lessons from Moneyball

By on Mar 7, 2010 in Baseball, Featured, Poker, Team Moshman | 0 comments

Originally Posted on   ****   A few years back a friend of mine, who had just moved out here to California from the Massachusetts, asked me how a state with 5 baseball teams broke down geographically.  I told him it was actually pretty easy to paint a picture of California in terms of team loyalty.  California tends to be a predominantly National League state.  Northern California roots for either the Giants or the A’s (or sometimes both when they aren’t playing each other).  Southern California tends to root for the Dodger or the Angels.  And no one outside of San Diego cares about the Padres.  If you ever meet a Padres fan, you can bet money on the fact that they have spent some time living in San Diego.   So being a Northern California kid, it was pretty obvious that my choice of teams was going to be either the A’s or the Giants.  I ended up gravitating towards...