Results tagged ‘ Daniel Kahneman ’
It’s been a big day for me so far.
First, I had a delicious steak burrito from Chipotle for lunch, and to make it even better, I snagged a parking space directly across the street (parking is at a premium on Thayer Street in Providence). Secondly, I just learned that Katy Perry’s new single, and my latest iTunes download, Part of Me, is now #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It’s her seventh song to be ranked first on the list, and yes, I love me some Katy Perry.
Enough with why I can’t stop smiling. Here’s the buzz from Day 2 of Spring Training in Ft. Myers and the rest of baseball.
- Bobby Valentine commenting on short stop Jose Iglesias per Alex Speier of WEEI.com:
“My first impression … is that he can catch it. I bet you he can throw it after he catches it, too.”
- Valentine discussing if Boston could “afford to receive no offense from their starting shortstop in the AL East”:
“Probably not. My fast brain says, probably not.” (The “fast brain” comment is referring to Daniel Kahneman’s book “Thinking, Fast and Slow.”)
- Maybe my favorite quote of the day so far comes from Dustin Pedroia per Nick Cafardo discussing off-season workouts:
“I was trying to straight body build, man. I hit cage bombs.”
“Fort Myers resident Eric Engelman purchased the domain name for $8 last March after learning of the [Red Sox] new facility’s name. ‘I just thought it would be fun to have,’ Engleman told The News-Press. Engelman, 30, is a Cubs fan, but he decided to play a joke and have the site link to the Yankees home page.”
One of my favorite guys in all of baseball, Tampa Bay Rays‘ manager Joe Maddon, on Manny Ramierez signing with Oakland per the New York Times:
“I guess I’m overtly forgiving … I’m not bothered by it, because he and I became friends … He’s a complicated person, and it goes way deeper than I know … I know a lot of people are going to be not very happy about it, but then again, he’s actually playing within the rules … We’ll see. I mean, this probably exceeds the number of chances you thought he would normally get, but still I think he’s a likable guy.”
- Alex Speier asking PawSox third baseman Will Middlebrooks for a scouting report on new acquired pitcher Chris Carpenter whom Middlebrooks faced recently in the Arizona Fall Leauge:
“I only faced him once. All I remember is he threw hard and had good stuff. He was one of the guys who was a later-innings guy, who came in and threw hard — good, hard stuff: hard fastball, hard slider. It was definitely good. … He didn’t have any control issues against us.”
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Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to finish memorizing the words to Part of Me.