Sandy Koufax Los Angeles Dodgers

Age: 85 (December 30, 1935) | 6' 2" | 210lbs. | Throws: Left
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
BRO NL 1955 2 2 0 0 12 5 41.2 33 2 28 30 3.02 1.46 1.20 6.0 6.5 .262 n/a
BRO NL 1956 2 4 0 0 16 10 58.2 66 10 29 30 4.91 1.62 1.63 4.4 4.6 .293 n/a
BRO NL 1957 5 4 0 0 34 13 104.1 83 14 51 122 3.88 1.28 1.24 4.4 10.5 .286 n/a
LAN NL 1958 11 11 1 0 40 26 158.2 132 19 105 131 4.48 1.49 1.34 6.0 7.4 .263 n/a
LAN NL 1959 8 6 2 0 35 23 153.1 136 23 92 173 4.05 1.49 1.41 5.4 10.2 .303 n/a
LAN NL 1960 8 13 1 0 37 26 175.0 133 20 100 197 3.91 1.33 1.22 5.1 10.1 .276 n/a
LAN NL 1961 18 13 1 0 42 35 255.2 212 27 96 269 3.52 1.20 1.18 3.4 9.5 .290 n/a
LAN NL 1962 14 7 1 0 28 26 184.1 134 13 57 216 2.54 1.04 0.99 2.8 10.5 .285 n/a
LAN NL 1963 25 5 0 0 40 40 311.0 214 18 58 306 1.88 0.87 0.87 1.7 8.9 .256 n/a
LAN NL 1964 19 5 1 0 29 28 223.0 154 13 53 223 1.74 0.93 0.90 2.1 9.0 .258 n/a
LAN NL 1965 26 8 2 0 43 41 335.2 216 26 71 382 2.04 0.86 0.87 1.9 10.2 .252 n/a
LAN NL 1966 27 9 0 0 41 41 323.0 241 19 77 317 1.73 0.98 0.95 2.1 8.8 .272 n/a
Career 12yrs 165 87 9 0 397 314 2324.1 1754 204 817 2396 2.76 1.11 1.06 3.2 9.3 .272 n/a
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For the record, I'm a big fan of government maintaining at the Federal level the ability to come in following massive natural disasters and coordinate relief efforts and provide emergency funding to people on the brink of losing everything.

I'm also a big fan of government investment in infrastructure. Except for professional sports arenas.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Nov 3 '12
It's more complicated than that.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Nov 3 '12
all of this makes my attempt to get my wife to move to a beach much harder.

I think my approach would be to build something VERY SMALL (think studio apartment) to live in at the beach while having a home base somewhere safer.

And if very small gets washed away, it will be cheaper to rebuild.
Kent Ostby Seadogs
Nov 3 '12
I'm not sure there's any technology to protect those barrier islands and beaches that were hit so hard by this storm. Rising seas put the shoreline at risk. It may be practical to build a gate or wall to protect NYC, but that isn't going to happen along the Jersey shore or Long Island beaches.

Only time will tell if this storm is a once in a lifetime event or a harbinger of things to come. Given the contrasting costs of getting that call wrong either way, I'm not building on the beach. We need a flood insurance financed plan to move domiciles away from the shoreline.
Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Nov 3 '12
I grew up in Long Beach, NY and my 90yo grandfather still lived there until Monday when he evacuated. The pictures I've seen are terrible. While building on barrier islands 100 years ago or even 60 years ago when my grandfather built his house was reasonably safe, rebuilding now with the climate change scenario we're facing is not exactly promising. Burying powerlines won't matter when the entire island is underwater. In fact, I don't think the powerlines are above ground in Long Beach because I don't remember many "telephone" poles.

That said, disasters don't know state lines, and state budgets consider money fungible so block grants will just be spent on other things and when disasters hit the Federal government will have to underwrite the disaster relief anyway. There's no benefit on spending it twice. And, there's no company with economies of scale enough to handle these efforts. These things are exactly why we have governments. Yes, sometimes these systems fail, but in our recent history they have failed because horse breeders, not safety professionals are in charge. Or, because people who don't believe in good government are in charge- they are trying to prove that government doesn't work. Sometimes those people are the same people. And, it's not party based, as Chris Christie has shown in NJ, it's more philosophical.
Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 3 '12
The government's response to the storm has been strong. The problem is that our infrastructure isn't keeping up technologically with the rest of the world. Right before the storm, Nick Kristof remarked that people in China can't believe we lose power here due to storms. It doesn't happen over there to any significant degree.

Texpope, if you believe government's role isn't to help, the next logical step in this discussion dictates that our crumbling infrastructure is the fault of business, since private enterprise is good and government is bad. But the free market doesn't seem to be working here.

I'm glad you're OK Alex. We didn't lose power at my house so I've seen enough coverage to know how bad it was. And I have plenty of friends and family in North Jersey, NYC and Long Island. The Facebook updates alone are just awful.
Mike Gianella MikeG
Nov 3 '12
Yes, I do live in lower Manhattan and in fact saw the sky light up when the Con Ed Station blew. Thought it was lightning, wondered why there was no thunder.

Without TV, newspapers or internet, didn't fully understand just how badly other parts of the city and New Jersey were hit. We were lucky.
Alex Patton Alex
Nov 3 '12
Texpope, my role as teacher does not allow me to let pass your comment about government. The lie is not the government's, as the Federal Government is us. The lie, when it's a lie, belongs to the speaker, not to the government. I'm sure there are people today whose hopes are bolstered by the thousands who say they have come to help. Ask the governor of New Jersey.
David Molyneaux NeauxBrainr
Nov 1 '12
Reminds me that the Bay Bridge got Mother Nature'd during a Bay Bridge Series ...
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Oct 30 '12
I'm sure the scariest words that anyone on the East Coast is hearing these days is "I'm from the Federal Government, and I'm here to help."

This is one year that we're lucky it's not a Subway Series ... they'd need to be playing with snorkels.
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Oct 30 '12